Spring Flings in Orange County

Photograph by @katchmoments

Editor’s Note: Please double-check with the hosts of each event as some have been rescheduled or canceled.

March 21 and 22
Canceled: Veggiepalooza! Monster Tomato & Plant Sale
Fullerton Arboretum
Choose from over 180 varieties of vegetables grown in the arboretum to get you started on your edible garden.

March 25
Canceled: Native Seed Farm
Volunteer for local restoration projects and plant and maintain local species including native wildflowers.

April 4 and 5
Green Scene Plant & Garden Expo
Fullerton Arboretum
Garden enthusiasts gather at the annual event for informative talks and a unique display of plants from specialty growers.

April 4 through May 10
Postponed: The Taste Festival
The Ecology Center at San Juan Capistrano
Weekends: Produce, interactive installations, culinary tastings, arts and crafts, strawberry picking
Up to $12 admission, theecologycenter.org

April 22
Walking Garden Meditation
Casa Romantica
Enjoy tea and a Japanese-inspired walking meditation of the garden led by a naturalist.
$15 to $20

April 22
Earth Day Celebration
Niguel Botanical Preserve
Join volunteers for a planting, weeding, and clean-up event.

April 22
Canceled: Earth Day Event
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Take a garden tour, watch demonstrations by Native American basket weavers, and picnic in the central courtyard.

May 9
Ikebana Floral Design Workshop
Centennial Farm, Costa Mesa
Master class on the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement
$40, ocfair.com

May 9
The Newport Beach Garden Tour
Sherman Library and Gardens
The tour includes lunch and an after-party at Sherman Gardens.
$50 to $60, thesherman.org

May 9
Open Garden Day
North Santa Ana
Walking tour of the West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park neighborhoods, seminars, food trucks, vintage cars, garden bazaar
$20, opengardenday.com

May 9
Mother’s Day Succulent Workshop
Molly Wood Garden Design
Nothing says quality time with mom like arranging a lovely succulent planter from O.C.’s garden girl.

May 9
The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain Annual Garden Tour
Mission Viejo to San Clemente
Tour a selection of gardens curated by The Rose Society and find some inspiration for your own garden.

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