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.

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


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

Mar. 3010:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society's Bromeliad Plant Show & Sale

Sherman Library & Gardens

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

Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

A self-guided journey through the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes, each planted with at least 50% natives. This year’s event features 29 gardens, including 14 new to the tour. The gardens are divided into two groups: one open Saturday, April 6, and a second open Sunday, April 7. Tour hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Tickets cover both days of the tour. Children under 16 do not require a ticket.

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.

Descanso Gardens

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.
May 4 - 5

La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society Show & Sale (PDF)

A professionally-judged Exhibition of bromeliads in their many varieties and shapes. Plant art projects. Club sales of plants. Vendors sale of plants

Culver City Veterans Auditorium, Garden Room

Sat. & Sun.
May 4 - 5

Sunset Succulent Show & Sale

Culver City Veterans Auditorium, Multipurpose Room

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