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.
Jan. 12 & 139:00 am to 4:30 pm

Pacific Camellia Society Show

Showing off the most beautiful Camellias.

Descanso Gardens

Thu.
Jan. 176:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Ventura County Rose Society Meeting

Are you passionate about Roses? Do you want to learn more about Roses? The Ventura County Rose Society are always looking for new members to help make their vision a reality while helping you hone your gardening and rose knowledge.

The January meeting features Robin Ghermezi, a beekeeper, who will explain his beekeeping and ways of encouraging bees to be in our gardens. Robin will explain how he has the sweet nectar made into different kinds of honey. Mr. Germezi has honey that has a rose flavor also.

Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center at 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo.

Sat. & Sun.
Jan. 19 & 209:00 am to 4:30 pm

Southern California Camellia Society Show

Showing off the most beautiful Camellias.

Descanso Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
Feb. 9 & 101:00 pm to 5:00 pm

47th Annual Camellia Show and Sale

Hundreds of gorgeous blooms compete for top honors at The Huntington's 47th annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. View the exhibits, shop for camellia plants to grow at home, and get some expert tips on care and cultivation. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the gardens.

Huntington Botanic Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
Feb. 16 & 179:00 am to 4:30 pm

Pacific Camellia Society Show

Showing off the most beautiful Camellias.

Descanso Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
Feb. 23 & 2410:00 am to 5:00 pm

Bonsai-a-Thon

Southern California bonsai masters share their passion for the art form in this annual event that includes exhibits, demonstrations, prize drawings, a "bonsai bazaar," and a live auction at 3 p.m. each day. Proceeds from the event support the Golden State Bonsai Collection at The Huntington.

Huntington Botanic Gardens

Fri., Sat. & Sun.
Mar. 15 - 179:00 am to 4:30 pm

2019 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will feature thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture. THis event is one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids. The annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace. Some are sexy (One species attracts male bees by mimicking the look, scent and feel of a female bee) while others are secretive (it took scientists years to find a moth with a foot-long tongue for pollinating an orchid that hides nectar 12 inches deep). The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world. General admission is $14; seniors, students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.

Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA

Fri. thru Sun.
Mar. 29 - 319:00 am to 5 pm

TOMATOMANIA!

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Descanso Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 6 & 710:00am – 12:00pm

Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

Theodore Payne Foundation

Wed. thru & Sun.
Apr. 10 & 139:00am – 4:00pm

Mt. SAC Plant Sale

Spring is in the air! Join us at Descanso as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from April 10–13. Free to members.

Theodore Payne Foundation

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 21 - 22

California Poppy Festival

The California Poppy Festival is an annual spring celebration of the California State Flower. When nature has cooperated you can see massive fields of orange poppies delighting guests at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve nearby (different location & fee) but the festival goes on, regardless of the number of poppies each season. The festival's highlights include musical entertainment, food and crafts vendors, games, demos, an awesome art show and changing displays and themed areas. For an affordable admission the festival offers a full day of entertainment in the hub of Antelope Valley, located in the High Desert a little more than one hour north by car from Los Angeles.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster, CA

Fri. thru Sun.
Apr. 27 - 29

Arvin Wildflower Festival

The 41St Annual Arvin Wildflower Festival is expected to the be the best ever. Over 35 years ago after a dust storm swept away the wildflowers and dirt on Bear Mountain people were dismayed. Bear Mountain bare, so they decided to do something. The festival was started as a way to reseed Bear Mountain. Local flower lovers helped by dropping seeds as they walked. After several years, the wildflowers made a comeback, triumphantly pushing their way back to the surface.

Smothermon Park 800 Walnut Avenue Arvin, Ca

Sat. & Sun.
Oct. 26 & 27

Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale 2019

See spectacular succulent specimens from around the world – and add them to your collection – at the annual Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale at the Garden. Check out award-winning show plants, available for viewing both Saturday and Sunday. Winners of the show are announced at 1 pm on Saturday and will be on display throughout the entire weekend. Don’t miss this unique show and sale! Plants that both the novice and the collector will enjoy, as well as handmade ceramic pots, driftwood planters, and more unique items are all available.

San Diego Botanic Garden.