Enjoy Virtual Garden Tours, Concerts, and More From Home

Sherman Gardens; Photograph by Emily J. Davis

Spring is in full bloom, and you might be longing for various garden tours and events you’ve attended in past years. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events to cancel, others are getting creative and adapting. This month enjoy virtual events from the safety of your home including the Environmental Nature Center’s Spring Faire or sharpen your gardening skills with tips from OC Coast Keeper.

Environmental Nature Center
Spring Faire, May 11 through 17
Starting this week, you can virtually participate in the ENC’s 15th annual Spring Faire. Throughout the week, enjoy crafts, stories, cooking shows with local restaurants, animal encounters, and more. The last day will be packed full of events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a tour of the butterfly house.

Sherman Library & Gardens
Newport Beach Garden Tour, Ongoing
This year watch video footage of each garden on the 24th annual Newport Beach Garden Tour, as well as stories from the homeowners and what inspired them in creating their garden. Virtual attendees will also receive an invitation to the Summer Garden Party on Aug. 29.

OC Parks Sound Check
Through May 30
Enjoy the annual concert series from home with performances by Wheeland Brothers on May 16, Justin Ratowsky from Cali Conscious on May 23, and Andrew McMahon on May 30. Tune in each Saturday at 4 p.m. on Facebook or Instagram.
OC Parks Facebook (@OrangeCountyParks) and Instagram (@OCParks)

OC Coast Keeper
Gardening Tips
Thinking of starting a garden during this downtime? OC Coast Keeper’s OCCK Streams features videos with various gardening tips from garden director Marianne Hugo, including gardening basics and how to grow vegetables.

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