Flowers & Gardens

California Flower Festivals and Shows

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.



ARVIN - Arvin Wildflower Festival April 25- 27, 2014

CORONADO Coronado Flower Show A Floral Olympiad April 26-27, 2014
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.
Beer Garden Hours: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.  Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

LANCASTER - California Poppy Festival April 26-27, 2014

ENCINITAS - April 26, 2014, 10 - 4:30 p.m. Encinitas Garden Festival. On Saturday from 10am to 4:30 p.m.,  the seventh annual Encinitas Garden Festival and Tour will feature a self-guided walking tour of more than 20 private gardens in a hidden corner of Leucadia. Residents will open their garden gates to welcome the public for this special one-day tour. The on-site Gardener's Marketplace will include guest speakers and vendors offering unusual plants, vegetable seedlings, garden art, and more. Advance tickets and reservations are $23 for adults, $30 at event. Free parking is offered off-site.

FOLSOM - Springtime in the Garden April 26-27, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The Folsom Garden Cub will be holding it's 14th annual, Springtime in the Garden tour.The time will be 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.

PORTERVILLE Iris Festival, April 26, 2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Porterville Chamber of Commerce 
(559) 784-7502

REDLANDS - April 26-27, 2014 - Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society's 100th Consecutive Annual Flower Show, Celebrating over 100 Years!
RHIS Garden Tour and RHIS Uncommon Plant Sale. Location: ESRI Campus, 380 New York Street, Redlands.


HEALDSBURG - Russian River Roses.  Open many weekends in April, May, June, then open some weekends August, September and October

1685 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-7455

SANTA ROSA 120th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival Saturday, May 17, 2014

EL CERRITO A Celebration of Old Roses  Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11 am to 3:30 pm

Over 100’ of beautiful roses! 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. !! NEW !! Activities for children. Children will receive a FREE rose plant Courtesy of Tom Liggett & HRGBA (While supplies last!) Admission is FREE! Food and Soft Drinks. You’re welcome to bring a bouquet of Old Roses for display. Follow us on facebook: Celebration of Old Roses For more info, call Kristina Osborn at (510) 527-3815 EL CERRITO COMMUNITY CENTER 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito, CA 94530 Take 80 or 580 to El Cerrito, Central Avenue exit go east, then left on Ashbury to Moeser. A prize-winning old-rose bouquet from the 2010 Celebration Enthusiastic rosarians enjoy thousands of heritage roses at the 2010 Celebration El Cerrito Community Center 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito, CA 94530 (510) 527-3815

LAGUNA BEACH - Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11 a.m. Gate and Garden Waling Tour of Three Arch Bay Laguna Beach, CA
A self guided walking tour of secret gardens in the gated community of Three Arch Bay. The route on the ocean side of historic Three Arch Bay offers not only a unique opportunity to stroll through private gardens but also a views of heritage trees, quirky topiary and ends with a splendid view of the fabled Three Arches. 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  TBA
Held rain or shine, this Chamber of Commerce event includes wristband and map to gardens. Time: 1o a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $20-25 approx. Chamber Office: 206 N. Signal St., Ojai, CA. Call: (805) 646-8126,

JULIAN - Julian Women's Club Wildflower Show May 7-10, 2014
Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 in the historical Town Hall in Julian, San Diego's popular four-season, mountain destination. For this spectacular event, members of The Julian Woman's Club gather wildflowers from all areas in and around Julian - including High Mountain, Desert, Oak and Pine Forest, Chaparral, and High Desert. The wildflower specimen's are then taken to the Town Hall where they are named and featured in a beautiful display. Another feature of the show includes a display of Native American uses for wildflowers. Crafts and T-shirts will also be available for sale.
Directions: Julian is located in the mountains of San Diego County on Highways 78 & 79. From San Diego you take Interstate 8 East to Highway 79. Go north on Hwy. 79 to Julian. It is a 1 1/2 hour drive from downtown San Diego. From LA, take Interstate 15 south to Hwy. 78. At Temecula, take Hwy. 78 to Julian, turning right in Santa Ysabel. It is a 4 hour drive from downtown LA.

BONITA - May 14, 2014, 10 a.m. Bonita in Bloom Garden Tour. Location: Bonita, CA. 10 to 3 walking tour, celebrating 40th anniversary of club with plant sales and opportunity drawings benefitting local college students. Contact Vera Matthias at 619-479-0429. (please advise us if phone number is outdated!)



LOMPOC -Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival June 25-29, 2014

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.

CHERRY VALLEY Lavender Festival June 14-15 & June 21-22, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 
(951) 845-1151



IDYLLWILD - Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival July 12-13, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. in downtown Idyllwild.  Restoration, Education, Celebration! Idyllwild Nature Center 25225 Hwy. 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-3850


SAN DIEGO - Plumeria Festival August 30-31, 2014 or
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

CAPITOLA - Begonia Festival on Labor Day Weekend August 29-September 1, 2014. Labor Day Weekend 60th Annual Capitola Begonia Festival


WASCO ROSE FESTIVAL.  Wasco Festival of Roses in the Rose Capital of the World! Rose Festival & Parade September 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Cal State Flower, Food & Garden Show September 12-14, 2014  (also known as Cal State Home & Garden Show)
CA State Fine Living Expo
Sacramento Convention Center, CA

Includes floral design competition with professional and amateur.

LANDERS, CA - Orchid Festival OCT. 4 & 5, 2014 - Orchid Festival in Landers, CA (about a 45-minute drive from Twentynine Palms). The annual Orchid Festival is the first weekend in October. This year's dates: Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Orchid nursery tour, orchid classes, jazz music, food vendors, Trader Joe’s wine and cheese tasting, 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.


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.

YUCAIPA - May 11, 2012 - Riverside-San Bernardino Counties Orchid Society Flower Show, Newell Nursery, Yucaipa.

CAMBRIA Wildflower
Annual Cambria Wildflower Show - Sat. 12-5 p.m. Sun. 10am-5 p.m. 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 Phone: (805) 927-2856

COSTA MESA 23rd Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show April 26-29 2012
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.


GRAFTON - April 13 - 14, 2012  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. Lunch, dessert, and beverage for only $10, between 11am and 2pm. Benefits scholarship fund. 8896 Graton Road, Graton Fee: Free Time: 9am-4pm Call: (707) 823-7341

CLAYTON - May 19-20, 2012 9 a.m. - Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale and Clayton Gardens Tour. Place: Endeavor Hall Parking Lot & Clayton Museum
Brief description::
2 day event May 19 -20, 2012.  Annual Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale at Endeavor Hall downtown Clayton and Clayton Garden Tours 20 Years & 20 Gardens for $20 Looking Back to 20 gardens from the past 20 years. Self-guided tour begins at the Clayton Historical Society Museum, 6101 Main Street, Clayton

ENCINO - 46th Standard Flower Show Holiday Celebrations March 10, 2012 - 9 a.m.
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 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. .

FORTUNA - Annual Daffodil Show Daffodils By The River  Time 1 - 5 p.m. Place Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna Garden Club's 37th 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. This is a 2 day event March 24 1-5 p.m. and March 25 10-4 p.m. . Admission is FREE! for more information contact show chairman Janean Guest 707-498-3241 or

LIVERMORE - 43rd 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. Show entries will be accepted Friday evening and Saturday morning. The show Hours are Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 to 4p.m. While you are in Livermore, notice the substantial daffodil plantings around the city sponsored and planted by the Amador Valley Garden Club.

MURPHYS Daffodil Flower Show
The 2012 Daffodil Flower Show will be  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 Explosion
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. This blossoming, and the advent of spring itself, is the focal point of the Point Arena Merchants Association Annual Flower Power Festival and Daffodil Explosion. The multi-colored blossoms will brighten the drive along historic Highway 1 which becomes Main Street through Point Arena. An early sign of spring, daffodils will trumpet the season from scenic Arena Cove to the historic Point Arena Lighthouse.
Saturday's festival events include a Scrabble tournament, fresh Cioppino, local Gelato, Flea Market, Flower Arranging Challenge and Historic Town. Saturday's events end with a concert by The Sun Kings, a Beatles tribute band at Arena Theater. Come dressed in Beatles era costumes for contest prizes. The festival culminates Sunday at Point Arena Lighthouse for the Wind and Whales Celebration. Experience the thrilling climb to the top of the 115 foot tower; watch migrating gray whales and enjoy this dramatic setting for a kite flying demonstration by the Berkeley Kite Wranglers.
Contact: Merita at 707-882-4314 or or Judy at 707-882-2297 or

 to put on your calendar. These must-see events are showcase the beauty of the Golden State, whose state flower is the California Poppy.



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,

TORRANCE - South Bay Orchid Society Spring Show 

Spring Show & Sale "The Art of Orchids"   Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance CA,

PLEASANTON: Alameda County Home & Garden Show 28th Annual "Spring Show"~  Alameda County Home & Garden Show 28th Annual  Fall Show   October 3-5, 2014,


CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS -   The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will be open from March 1 thru May 11, 2014

SAN MATEO:  San Francisco Flower & Garden Show  Held at San Mateo Event Center. 

WOODSIDE - Daffodil Flowers
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
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
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   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.




ARROYO GRANDE -Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale April 5-6, 2014
Annual Orchid Show Sponsored by the Five Cities Orchid Society South County Regional Center 800 W. Branch Street Arroyo Grande, CA. Sat. 9-5 Sun. 10-5 Admission: $5, 12 and under free. 805.929.5749  Dunes Center fundraiser reception April 4, $45  For tickets: or call (805) 929-5749 or (805) 801-6850

FALLBROOK A Country Garden Flower Show April 5, 2014

 Fallbrook Community Center 1-5 p.m. All-horticulture Flower Show Plus AWESOME Plant Sale.

PACIFIC GROVE April 19-21, 2013  Wildflower Show
165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA
This 52nd 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. $5 donation is requested.

RIVERSIDE April 12-13, 2014    Annual Riverside Community Flower Show
Association, Inc.'s Flower Show & Garden Tour, Elk's Lodge, 6166 Brockton Avenue, Riverside.

PACIFIC GROVE April 20, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA.

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