Here are some exciting flower festivals and shows in California that you need to put on your calendar. These must-see events are showcase the beauty of the Golden State, whose state flower is the California Poppy.
ARROYO GRANDE: Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale, March 30-31, 2019. Annual flower show event. Door Prizes | Demonstrations | Plant Doctors | Kids' Activity Area Serving Goodies & Lunch at the show A Passion for Food Catering Service. Location: South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA. $6, free age 12 years & under, fcos.org
ARVIN - Arvin Wildflower Festival arvinchamberofcommerce.com
Spring Fling Festival
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
Demonstrations by gardening experts, spring plants and food you can purchase.
Coronado Flower Show April 13-14, 2019
The Coronado Flower Show is held in Spreckels Park in the center of Coronado's Village, along Orange Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets. This is the largest flower show held under tents in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. Beer Garden, serving beer and wine. Take a break from the show, relax and listen to the entertainment from the bandstand.
HALF MOON BAY: Coastal Wildflower Day & Earth Day
April 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Half Moon State Beach - Francis State Beach
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA
Plant sale location at Venice Beach at the end of Venice Blvd. parks.ca.gov | coastalwildflowerday.wordpress.com formerly: CoastalWildflowerDay.org
Day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week. Coastal Wildflower Day activities are free but parking is $10 unless you have a State Park pass. Walk or ride your bike if you can. Event is held at from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (approx. hours). Event is free; parking is $fee. Hike or bike to park for free! Heavy rain cancels.
PACIFIC GROVE Wildflower Show April
19-21, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5
165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
$5-8.95 (tickets sold on site) pgmuseum.org
Annual Wildflower show is presented by the Pacific Grove Museum and the Monterey Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Enjoy over 600 species of wildflowers in this largest wildflower show in the Western and Northern hemispheres.
FORT BRAGG: John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show
and Plant Sale May 5-6, 2018
at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Juried show and one of the largest on the west coast with over 700 entries entered annually. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m Free admission. noyochapterars.com
EUREKA: Rhododendron Parade April 28, 2018
FOLSOM - Springtime in the Garden April 28-29, 2018
The Folsom Garden Cub will be holding it's annual, Springtime in the Garden tour. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The cost is approx. $12-15 per person. A map and directions will be included in the ticket.. This is annual fundraiser for college scholarships and community projects. This is your opportunity to get plant and landscaping design ideas. A master gardener will be onsite. folsomgarden.org
REDLANDS - Redlands Horticultural &
Improvement Society's Garden
Tour April 21-22, 2018
100+ Annual Flower Show, Celebrating over 100 Years! redlandsgardenclub.com
RHIS Garden Tour and RHIS Uncommon Plant Sale. Location: ESRI Campus, 380 New York Street, Redlands.
HEALDSBURG - Russian River Roses Deluxe Gourmet Perfume Harvest Tour
May 19-20, 2018
By reservation only, this event is $75
Open many weekends in April, May, June, then open some weekends August, September and October
1685 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448
SANTA ROSA Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival May
EL CERRITO: A Celebration of Old Roses May
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito, CA 94530
Over 100 of beautiful roses featured each year on the Sunday after Mother's Day. Purchase heirloom and hard-to-find roses from specialty nurseries. Rose experts will be available to answer questions. Vendors will be selling rare perennials, crafts, china, books, greeting cards, calendars, honey, jam, jewelry, and clothing, all inspired by roses. Tool sharpening on site, so bring your clippers and loppers. Talks and demonstrations are scheduled.
LAGUNA BEACH: Gate and Garden Waling Tour May 4, 2018, 11
A self guided walking tour of secret gardens offers not only a unique opportunity to stroll through private gardens but also a views of heritage trees, quirky topiary and splendid views. Your ticket includes admittance to the eight gardens described in your tour brochure, round trip shuttle bus transportation from the registration area to the tour route, refreshments and a raffle
OJAI - Ojai Garden Tour
Held rain or shine, this Chamber of Commerce event includes wristband and map to gardens. approx. Chamber Office: 206 N. Signal St., Ojai, CA. Call: (805) 646-8126, ojaichamber.org
JULIAN - Julian Women's Club Wildflower Show
May 4-6, 2018
Admission: Free; donation accepted
Venue: Julian Town Hall, corner of Main & Washington Streets, Julian, CA, 92036
A wonderful spring event, The Julian Woman's Club hosts their annual Wildflower Show. Julian Woman's Club members gather wildflowers around Julian - including High Mountain, Desert, Oak and Pine Forest, Chaparral, and High Desert. The specimens are then taken to the Town Hall where they are named and featured in a beautiful display, which includes a display of Native American uses for wildflowers. Crafts and T-shirts for sale.
in Bloom Garden Tour and Plant Sale May 9, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Rd.
Bonita, California 91902
Walking tour, plant sales and opportunity drawings benefiting local college students.
Daylily Days June 10-11, 2017
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
Demonstrations by gardening experts, spring plants and food you can purchase.
WINDSOR: Annual Windsor Community Art & Flower Show Show located in the Huerta Gymnasium Opening Reception Thursday, June 1 2017, 6-8 p.m. Show continues Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 2-4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. townofwindsor.com
Valley Flower Festival June
Ryon Park: Come to this festival and enjoy the Arts and Crafts Show, carnival, eat delicious vendor foods, visit the Commercial Center and listen to all the great musical talent this festival has to offer! Special Events Wednesday: Opening Ceremonies (6 P.M.) Saturday: Flower Festival Parade 10 A.M. Sunday: Queen Drawing 3 P.M.
LOS ANGELES: Lotus Festival
IDYLLWILD - Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival in downtown Idyllwild. Restoration, Education, Celebration! Idyllwild Nature Center 25225 Hwy. 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-3850 lemonlilyfestival.com
SAN DIEGO - Plumeria Festival socalplumeriasociety.com
Plant Sale & Flower Show
Casa Del Prado, Room 101
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Balboa Park, The War Memorial Building is at 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA
Begonia Festival on Labor Day
Weekend Labor Day Weekend Annual Capitola Begonia Festival
Wasco Festival of Roses in the Rose
Capital of the World! Rose Festival & Parade
SACRAMENTO - Cal State Flower, Food & Garden Show (also
known as Cal State Home & Garden
CA State Fine Living Expo
Sacramento Convention Center, CA
Includes floral design competition with professional and amateur.
LANDERS, CA - Orchid Festival Orchid Festival in Landers, CA (about a 45-minute drive from Twentynine Palms). The annual Orchid Festival is the first weekend in October. Orchid nursery tour, orchid classes, jazz music, food vendors and more. Gubler Orchids, 2200 Belfield Blvd., Landers, CA 92285 (Hwy 62 west to Hwy 247 north, follow signs at Reche Road) (760)364-2282. Free personal tours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. gublerorchids.com
MERCED - May TBA. Merced Garden Club annual Garden Tour.
Roam the countryside & explore 5 to 6 interesting gardens. From large to small, a delight of the senses. More info to come. mercedgardenclub.com
YUCAIPA - Riverside-San Bernardino Counties Orchid Society Flower Show, Newell Nursery, Yucaipa.
CAMBRIA Wildflower ffrpcambria.org
Annual Cambria Wildflower Show - Cambria Vets' Hall A display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Donation at the door $3 Students of all ages FREE. Sponsored by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch
COSTA MESA Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show
Southern California Garden Show - Costa Mesa, CA23rd Annual Southern California
Spring Garden Show Costa Mesa, California
South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel / Macy's Home Store Wing
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 9 p.m., Saturday 10am - 8 p.m., Sunday 11am - 6:30 p.m.
This event is held at South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel / Macy's Home Store Wing - Free Admission and Parking.
GRATON - Graton Community Club Flower Show Celebration is the Graton Community Club Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale. Visitors can see flower displays, buy locally grown plants, hand crafted items, and unique collectibles. Benefits scholarship fund. 8896 Graton Road, Graton Fee: Free Time: 9am-4pm Call: (707) 823-7341
CLAYTON - Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale and
Clayton Gardens Tour. Place: Endeavor Hall Parking Lot & Clayton Museum
Annual Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale at Endeavor Hall downtown Clayton and Clayton Garden Tours. Self-guided tour begins at the Clayton Historical Society Museum, 6101 Main Street, Clayton
ENCINO - Standard Flower Show Holiday Celebrations
Southern California Garden Club will host the Place: Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino, CA. The club's most important annual educational and fundraising event, a Standard Flower Show - includes Floral Designs, Horticulture Specimens, Educational Exhibits, Plant Market, Baked Goods, White Elephant Sales, and Lunch is available - free admission
FORTUNA - Annual Daffodil Show
Daffodils By The River Place Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna Garden Club's annual Daffodil Show is a NGC flower show featuring approximately 800 daffodil stems entered in the horticulture division of the show along with a design division featuring daffodils. Potted show quality daffodils will be for sale. There are children activities and live music and refreshments.
LIVERMORE - Annual
Bay Area Daffodil
Show co-hosted by Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane in Livermore. This nursery is a wonderful host and a delight to stroll through and view beautiful plants and flowers.
MURPHYS Daffodil Flower
Daffodil Flower Show at Ironstone Vineyards. This is the annual display of fantastic floral arrangements by talented CCGC members. Floral judges review all entries early Saturday morning, after which each award, plus judges comments, will be displayed.
POINT ARENA - Daffodil
Point Arena, CA - This spring, thousands of blooming daffodils in beautiful shades of yellow and orange will welcome in renewal of spring to the beautiful coastal hamlet of Point Arena, Mendocino County, CA.
SAN MARINO: Annual Camellia Show Hundreds of gorgeous blooms will compete for top honors at the annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. General admission, huntington.org
TORRANCE - South Bay Orchid Society Spring Show
Spring Show & Sale "The Art of Orchids" Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance CA, southbayorchidsociety.com
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Home & Garden Show 28th Annual "Spring Show"~ Alameda County Home & Garden Show 28th Annual Fall Show October 3-5, 2014, capitalshowcase.com
CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS - The Flower Fields
SAN MATEO: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show sfgardenshowblog.com Held at San Mateo Event Center.
Opening Celebration: Daffodil Daydreams Celebrate the spectacular flowering of Filoli's Garden during three days of talks, tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
(650) 364-8300, extension 508
Location: 86 Canada Road, Woodside, California 94062
SANGER Annual Blossom
Day Festival (and Car Show)
Downtown Sanger at 7th and N Streets. This event held the first Saturday in March takes place in conjunction with the Fresno County Blossom Trail, which is open from February to April. Arts and crafts booths, Parks & Recreation 10K Run, food booths, Measure C Special Ribbon Cutting for Academy Avenue, car show, entertainment, and kids activities, are part of the celebration in Sanger. All along the 62-mile self-guided Blossom Trail you will see the groves, orchards, vineyards, and wildflowers of California's heartland, featuring the natural beauty of Fresno County's agriculture and highlights historical points of interest.
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara
International Orchid Show sborchidshow.com
Annual Orchid Show
Orchids for sale, art show and more
Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA
Highway 101 Las Positas Road Exit
SAN FRANCISCO - SF Flower
& Garden Show sfgardenshow.com
Location: San Mateo Event Center,
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo CA 94403
Experience 20 stunning Gardens for a Green Earth with daring and inspiring designs.
Encounter fragrant flowers and creative floral arrangements by California Garden Clubs. Shop all day for flowers, rare plants, orchids and items from over 200 green exhibitors.
Learn from the experts with five days of edible gardening, design and horticultural workshops. Cultivate your green thumb at the edible gardening displays and seminars. Hints galore and recipes provided for your harvest.
ANAHEIM - The Orange
County Cactus and Succulent Society
Spring Sale and Exhibition occss.org Past Place: Anaheim United Methodist Church,
1000 S. State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA
The Orange County Cactus and Succulent Society Spring Sale and Exhibition (formerly at the Fullerton Arboretum) will be held at the Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd. (just North of Ball Road). Thousands of cacti, succulents, pottery and more for sale, including vendors with xeriscape plant expertise. FREE admission and parking.
FALLBROOK A Country Garden Flower Show
Fallbrook Community Center 1-5 p.m. All-horticulture Flower Show Plus AWESOME Plant Sale. fallbrookgardenclub.org
RIVERSIDE Annual Riverside Community Flower Show riversideflowershow.info
Association, Inc.'s Flower Show & Garden Tour, Elk's Lodge, 6166 Brockton Avenue, Riverside.