Local Garden Events

The following is a list of upcoming gardening events in the local Los Angeles region. For events presented by the Malibu Garden Club, view our Events page.

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 29-3010am-5pm

2017 Annual Huntington Spring Plant Sale

Looking for water-wise options for your garden? You'll find them at The Huntington’s popular annual spring sale. A wide selection of Southwest and California native plants will bring abundant color and varied form into your garden without using a lot of water. You'll also find a great assortment of vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, herbs, cacti, succulents, roses, flowering shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and much more.

Knowledgeable Huntington staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice about plant selection, care, and cultivation. The sale will be held in the Botanical Center nursery area. For convenient shopping, bring a wagon or cart to carry your purchases. General Admission.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Sun.
Apr. 302:00pm - 3:30pm

Grow Workshop: Backyard Compost

As a former landfill, the Garden is a wonderful example of the importance of reducing waste in our daily lives. While eliminating waste may not be very easy for many of us, using food waste is a sustainable way to help our plants thrive and is easy enough for anyone. Join UC Master Gardener, Liza Go, for an introductory look at composting and the impact it can make on your garden. Students will take a hands-on approach to learning the recipes of composting, the things to watch out for and how to turn one person’s trash into another person’s treasure. Registration required. Online registration is recommended.

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Sat.-Sun.
May 6-710:00 am - 5:00 pm

La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society Show and Sale

A judged Exhibition of plants, including aechmeas, tillandsias and dykias. Club will sell plants at bargain pprices. Vendors will also have plants for sale. Workshop/Demo each day at 2PM. Culver City's Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave. at Culver Blvd., 90232

Culver City's Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

Sun.
May 79:00 am - 4:00 pm

South Coast Epiphyllum Society Show and Sale

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Thu.
May 112:30pm - 3:30pm

Garden Talk & Sale - Palms of Cuba

Explore Cuba’s rich, unique, and sometimes bizarre palm flora in an illustrated talk with environmental horticulturist Donald Hodel of the University of California Cooperative Extension. Hodel will discuss the ecology, distribution, and identification of the island’s diverse palm species, and will also share some interesting glimpses of Cuban life and culture. A plant sale follows the talk. Free; no reservations required. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Sat.
May 1310:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebration of Roses and Clematis Show and Sale

All rose lovers and clematis enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their flowering blooms in our community show. Entries are accepted between 6:30am and 10:00am. Please come early if you are showing flowers; the Rose Society will provide vases for all blooms. Please bring flower arrangements in personal containers. Stop by and talk to our consulting rosarians and knowledgeable members. SCRS will also have clematis, roses, tools and our famous rose cocktail for sale.

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
May 13 & 149am-4pm

Geranium Society Show & Sale

The International Geranium Society, Los Angeles branch, presents this wonderful annual display of geraniums.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat.
May 2011am - 12pm

Cycads and Ancient Plants Walking Tour

Arboretum Botanical Information Consultant Frank McDonough is your guide for this walk where you’ll explore the Arboretum’s excellent cycad collection and other ancient plants. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat. Free with regular admission; members free

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
May 20-219:00 am - 4:00 pm

South Bay Geranium Society Show and Sale

In the show see a variety of Geraniums seldom seen in nurseries. Visit our sales area. See what you can find!

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
May 20 & 219:00am - 5:00pm

Descanso Chrysanthemum Spring Plant Sale

More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be available at the show as well as perennial flowers and shrubs, and vegetable plants.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sun.
May 219:00am - 4:00pm

Annual Epiphyllum Show & Sale

The Epiphyllum Society of America (ESA) will hold its Annual Flower Show and Sale. Treat yourself to an enjoyable time viewing these unusual and gorgeous flowers. Besides cut flowers, the show includes epiphyllum pictures, flower arrangements, plants and related epiphytic plants.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat. - Sun.
May 20 - 219am-4pm

Rose Festival

Celebrate America’s favorite flower in our beautiful Rose Garden from May 20-21. Come and experience our discovery station, floral art activities, garden walks and more! All activities free with admission.

Descanso Gardens

Sat. - Mon..
May 27-299:00am - 5:00pm

Santa Anita Bonsai Show

The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will present trees trained to look like miniature forest giants. Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be displayed.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat.
Jun. 39:30am

Camellia Care Walk and Demonstration

Join Descanso horticulture staff for a guided walk through the camellia forest and learn how to prune your camellias to produce the best winter bloom. Meets at Center Circle.

Descanso Gardens

Thu.
Jun. 82:30pm

Garden Talk & Sale - Moving the Whitelock Cycads

In 2015, The Huntington received a donation of 620 cycads from the estate of Loran Whitelock, a passionate local plantsman. The gift nearly tripled the number of these rare plants in the botanical collection. Gary Roberson, head gardener of the cycad collection, discusses the herculean task involved in transporting, documenting, and transplanting the Whitelock cycads, which now grace a long ribbon of landscape stretching east and west along a ridge above the Jungle Garden. A plant sale follows the talk. Free; no reservations required. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Sat. - Sun.
Jul. 1-210:00am – 5:00pm

Cactus & Succulent Show and Sale

Hundreds of outstanding and intriguing plants will be on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its annual show and sale. For decades, the show has been one of The Huntington’s most popular events, attracting devoted “cactophiles” and collectors as well as neophytes. With today's growing interest in dry-climate gardening, it is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about these wonderfully diverse and visually striking plants. An early-bird sale gets under way Friday; the show opens Saturday and continues through Sunday. Brody Botanical Center

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Sat.
Jul. 2910:00am - 11:30am

Succulent Driftwood Planter Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own mini succulent garden, using found wood as a base. Descanso horticulture staff will provide expert guidance on working with succulents and design. $20 members/$30 non-members includes materials.

Descanso Gardens

Sat.
Aug. 269:00am - 5:00 pm

Palos Verdes Begonia Society Show & Sale

South Coast Botanic Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
Sep. 169:00am - 5:00 pm

South Bay Orchid Society Show & Sale

South Coast Botanic Gardens