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California Flower Festivals, Events

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.

MARCH

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

APRIL

ARVIN - Arvin Wildflower Festival   arvinchamberofcommerce.com

PLYMOUTH: Amador Spring Fling Festival
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
amadorflowerfarm.com
Demonstrations by gardening experts, spring plants and food you can purchase.

CORONADO Coronado Flower Show April 13-14, 2019
coronadoflowershow.com
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 p.m.
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

LANCASTER - California Poppy Festival
poppyfestival.com

PORTERVILLE Iris Festival April 28, 2018, 9a-4p
Porterville Chamber of Commerce 
(559) 784-7502
irisfestival.porterville.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.

MAY

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
(707) 433-7455
russian-river-rose.com

SANTA ROSA  Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival May 19, 2018
roseparadefestival.com

EL CERRITO: A Celebration of Old Roses May 20, 2018
El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito, CA 94530
celebrationofoldroses.org
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.m.-4 p.m.
lagunabeachgardenclub.org
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.

BONITA:Bonita 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
facebook.com/ pg/bonitavalleygardenclub
Walking tour,  plant sales and opportunity drawings benefiting local college students. 

JUNE

LAVENDER FESTIVALS

PLYMOUTH: Amador Daylily Days June 10-11, 2017
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
amadorflowerfarm.com
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

LOMPOC: Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival June 20-24, 2018
explorelompoc.com
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 
10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 
(951) 845-1151
 hsresort.com

JULY

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

AUGUST

SAN DIEGO - Plumeria Festival   socalplumeriasociety.com or plumeriafestival.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

CAPITOLA - Begonia Festival on Labor Day Weekend   Labor Day Weekend  Annual Capitola Begonia Festival
begoniafestival.com

SEPTEMBER

WASCO ROSE FESTIVAL.  Wasco Festival of Roses in the Rose Capital of the World! Rose Festival & Parade 
ci.wasco.ca.us

SACRAMENTO - Cal State Flower, Food & Garden Show (also known as Cal State Home & Garden Show) calstategardenshow.com
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
Brief description::
 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 Show  calaverascountygardenclub.org
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 Explosion  pointarena.net
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. 

DAFFODIL EVENTS

FEBRUARY

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

MARCH

CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS -   The Flower Fields

SAN MATEO:  San Francisco Flower & Garden Show   sfgardenshowblog.com  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   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.

APRIL

 

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.

 


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