April home and garden calendar

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Apr• 03•08

This Australian plant, the grevillea, typically thrives with no supplemental water whatsoever. In fact, watering it will kill it or cause it to go spindly and not bloom.

4-6: 21st Annual Palm Springs Home Expo, Palm Springs Convention Center

5-6: Central Coast Spring Home Show, Santa Maria Fairpark, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11-13: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, Pasadena Conference Center, Pasadena

12-13: California Native Garden Tour, sponsored by Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, self-guided and includes nearly 40 Los Angeles-area gardens, $20

12: Art of the Garden Tour, five Pasadena-area garden estates, plus artworks and music, sponsored by Creative Arts Group, $30 day of tour, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

13: Fullerton Beautiful Garden Tour, self-guided tour, features nine gardens, begins at the Fullerton College Horticulture Dept., 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, $10, info: (714) 526-2926 or (714) 871-4156. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

13: Rose Bowl Flea Market, Rose Bowl, Pasadena

18-20: Pomona Spring Home & Garden Show, Fairplex L.A. County Fairgrounds, Pomona

19: Fourth Annual Historic Home Tour featuring The Homes of Mission Hills’ Historic District, San Diego

20: Windsor Square-Hancock Park Garden Party & Tour, stops at five private gardens, lectures on ikebana, orchids and eco-gardening

22-May 18: Philharmonic House of Design, tour new house with interiors and outdoor rooms designed by the American Society of Interior Designers, Orange County, open Tuesdays through Sundays, $30 to $35

23: Architect’s Forum: Views from the Top, in conjunction with AIA Spring Home Tour on May 4, fee for home tour, but forum is free, RSVP by April 16, West Hollywood, 6 to 8 p.m.

24: Tustin Garden Club’s 13th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Luncheon, featuring four gardens in the Tustin hills: a formal European estate garden, a miniature railroad garden, a garden filled with roses and a garden with a view. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

25-26: Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo, free admission, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

25-27: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show, L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles

26: California Color: Gardening with Native Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs, class with Barbara Eisenstein, Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, Sun Valley, $40, 10 a.m. to noon

26: Fourth Annual Green Gardens Tour, theme: “Gardening with Intent: Water Management,” to benefit the Virginia Avenue Project, a not-for-profit arts organization for kids, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

27: Green Building Tours, hosted by the City of Santa Monica, in conjunction with the Alternative Building Materials & Design Expo

27: Castles to Cottages, self-guided tour of five gardens to benefit Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort, $20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daily through June 30: Getty Villa Architecture and Gardens Tour, Malibu, free, reservations required, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Plan the whole year

(Photo: Grevillea, KPR)

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