April 7: The large Japanese Tea Garden built by George Turner Marsh in Coronado will be discussed by a professor of Asian art history at the Coronado Historical Association. Kendall Brown also will talk about the rich history of Japanese gardens in Southern California around the turn of the 20th century. Cost: $15 members; $18 nonmembers. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Coronado Historical Association, 1100 Orange Ave., Coronado. Information: (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org/calendar/event/marshs-tea-garden-legacy/.
April 8-10: Attendees at the 37th Annual Spring Home/Garden Show will be able to peruse plants and gardens, buy products and goods for their homes, and talk to experts about home improvement projects and landscaping. Cost: free; $10 parking. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Information: (858) 350-3738 or springhomegardenshow.com/.
April 9-10: Interested in learning about koi fish for your garden? At the 34th Annual Koi Show, presented by the Koi Club of San Diego, you can find fellow koi enthusiasts, vendors and exhibitors sharing information about the fish and ponds. Cost: $10 parking. When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Information: (858) 751-4564 or koiclubofsandiego.org/.
April 9: “Circling Back to Nature,” the 8th Annual Native Plant Garden Tour hosted by the California Native Plant Society San Diego, will showcase gardens in East County. The gardens illustrate a variety of native plants’ habitats, dry streambed bioswales, adjacent natural areas, pool-to-pond conversion, water features and sculptures. Tourgoers will be able to enter five private gardens and view seven front yards from the road. Tickets: $30 through April 8, $35 at the door. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Mount Helix/La Mesa, Allied Gardens, Santee, the Water Conservation Garden and other East County areas. Information: cnpssd.org/events.
April 9: In the “Save Water & Money, and Have a Healthy Landscape!” online workshop, participants will learn about irrigation and managing runoff including evaluating an irrigation system, as well as pick up pointers on saving money and having a healthy garden. Cost: free. When: 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Virtual. Information: (858) 822-6932 or cesandiego.ucanr.edu/?calendar=yes&g=98691.
April 13: The Point Loma Garden Club’s program, “Creating Spring Tablescapes,” will be presented by Kathy Taylor de Murillo, an instructor, designer and floral show judge. Cost: free. When: 9:30 a.m. to noon. Where: Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego. Information: [email protected] or plgc.org/event-4559190.
April 20: “Art Alive 2022: How to Appreciate the Fusion of Art and Flowers Through the Principles and Elements of Floral Design” will be the program featured at the San Diego Floral Association’s quarterly meeting. Betty Patterson-del-Sol will discuss the San Diego Art Museum’s event Art Alive, which is a collection of art-inspired floral creations designed by regional artists. Patterson-del-Sol, a veteran participant in Art Alive, will show past displays and explain their form and composition using the principles of floral design. Cost: free. When: 1:30 p.m. Where: Casa del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sdfloral.org/meeting.htm.
April 23: Solitary bees and how gardeners can help them thrive will be the topic of a presentation at the Mission Hills Garden Club meeting. Candace Vanderhoff, an environmentalist and architect, also will discuss how to install and maintain a native bee shelter. Cost: free members, $5 nonmembers. When: 9-10:30 a.m. Where: Mission Hills Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. Information: missionhillsgardenclub.org/event-4580467.
April 23: The Poway Valley Garden Club’s annual flower show and plant sale, “Fantasy in the Garden,” will offer a wide variety of plants and flowers on display in Templars Hall. Or you can show your creativity by submitting an entry in these divisions: horticulture, design classes, education exhibits and botanical arts. Cost: free. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Information: powayvalleygardenclub.org/flower-show.
April 23-24: The 100th annual Coronado Flower Show — which calls itself the largest tented flower show in the United States — will include landscape displays, various floral competitions, and educational lectures and demonstrations, as well as entertainment and shopping. A “home front” competition gives awards to exceptional home and business gardens throughout Coronado. Cost: $5 per day, free children under 12 and Coronado Flora Association members. When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Where: Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave., Coronado. Information: coronadoflowershow.com/.
April 23-24: The San Diego Bonsai Club will host its annual show and sale that will feature bonsai of various sizes and species on display and for sale, bonsai technique demonstrations and club members answering questions. Cost: free. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Casa Del Prado, Room 101, Balboa Park. Information: sandiegobonsaiclub.com/2022-spring-show.html.
April 26: How to create and grow a garden that is environmental friendly and less thirsty will be the focus of a webinar hosted by the Solana Center for Environmental Action and the County of San Diego. The Fallbrook Action Climate Team will talk about planting appropriate for the climate, using mulch and compost to conserve water, and managing irrigation efficiently, as well as soil types and gardening styles. Cost: free. When: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Virtual. Information: (760) 436-7986 or solanacenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=2022.
April 29-May 1: Interested in antique furniture, paintings, pottery and rugs? The Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature over 100 premier exhibitors offering those items and more including Asian antiques, posters and porcelain. Tickets: $8 each day; $10 parking. When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: delmarantiques.com/.
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