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140 fruit trees available for free

The City of West Sacramento, in partnership with Tree Davis, is offering free fruit trees for your home, business, place of worship or school if located north of the barge canal in West Sacramento. A grant funding the free tree giveaway has a targeted this area only. The 140 fruit trees include: Honeycrisp Apple, Green Gage Plum, Satsuma Plum, and Anjou Pear!

Get your free fruit trees by attending a workshop on either February 6th or February 22nd at 5 p.m. in the West Sacramento Community Center located at 1075 West Capitol Avenue.  Call 530-758-7337 to sign up or simply show up!... Read More

Rose pruning classes

Rose pruning classes

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - The Historic Rose Garden at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will again host Stephen Scanniello, a Great Rosarian of the World, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation and curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, for two pruning workshops. This is a chance to learn from an expert and to be regaled with many entertaining tales of roses and the people who grow them. The first, at 9 am, will focus on pruning climbing roses. The second, at 1 pm, will show techniques for pruning and rehabilitating mature plants. While our workshops are usually free, we would appreciate a minimum of $10 donation to be shared between the Heritage Rose Foundation and for expenses in the Historic Rose Garden. 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 448-0811

Fall color in the rose garden

Fall color in the rose garden

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Join Historic Rose Garden curator Anita Clevenger for "Fall Color in the Rose Garden." Enjoy late blooms, brilliant foliage and a variety of colorful rose hips (fruit) in our pioneer garden cemetery. You'll see, sniff, examine and learn about the wide variety of roses in our award-winning rose garden. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is a place where gardens grace graves, time stands still and history lives. Meet inside the front gate. Rain cancels. For information, call 916-448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. This will be the last “What’s Blooming?” tour of the year. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

North State BIA home tour kicks off this week

North State BIA home tour kicks off this week

Perfect for potential new home buyers, the North State Building Industry Association (BIA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Sacramento Home Tour scheduled for October 12-15. Proudly sponsored by La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, the 2017 home tour includes more than 40 new home communities and 150 model homes in seven cities within the greater Sacramento region. Model homes on the tour will range from 1,298 square feet to 4,357 square feet, from two to seven bedrooms, that start from the upper $200,000’s to the low $900,000’s. Participating Home Tour cities include Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Elk Grove, and Folsom.

What's blooming? Garden tour

What's blooming? Garden tour

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00-11:00am. Come join a one hour guided tour of the Hamilton Square Garden in the beautiful Historic City Cemetery. With 800 plus unusual Mediterranean perennial plants the garden has drought tolerant color all year long. Meet at the Tenth Street gate.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Deadheading at daybreak

Deadheading at daybreak

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. We will teach you how to deadhead spent blooms from the rosebushes and how tidying up the garden encourages repeat blooming of the roses in the Historic Rose Garden.

If possible bring your own gloves and tools, but we will also provide tools if you need them. Light refreshments of coffee and pastries will be served. Late risers welcome!

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.