Home Matters: Upcoming events, tours and classes
April 29-May 1: Interested in antique furniture, paintings, pottery and rugs? The Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show will feature over 100 premier exhibitors offering those items and more including Asian antiques, posters and porcelain. Tickets: $8 each day; $10 parking. When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: delmarantiques.com/.
April 30: If you don’t have a green thumb, making a cactus out of green felt might be the way to go. You’ll be able to customize your felted cactus during the Water Conservation Garden’s Heartfelt: Felted Cactus class. Participants will also receive materials to take home to make a second plant. Cost: $40 members, $44 nonmembers. When: 10 a.m. to noon. Where: The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon. Information: (619) 660-0614 or thegarden.org/product/felted-cactus/.
April 30: Participants in the self-guided Spring Garden Tour, hosted by the Bernardo Gardeners Club, will be able to visit six gardens in Poway and Rancho Bernardo. Vendor booths at each site will offer handmade crafts, garden art, plants and plant arrangements. And a master gardener will be at each home to answer questions. Tickets: $30. When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Poway and Rancho Bernardo. Information: (858) 449-4240 or bernardogardeners.org/spring-garden-tour.html.
April 30-May 1: Rose enthusiasts will be in visual and olfactory heaven at the 94th annual Rose Show & California Coastal Rose Society Auction. Judges will review entries in the divisions of horticulture, arrangements and photography. Cost: free. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Where: The Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 East Douglas Ave., El Cajon. Information: sandiegorosesociety.com/roseshow.
April 30: Garden enthusiasts can see outdoor rooms, canyon decks, gardening enhancements and more when eight Point Loma Heights residents open their yards to tourgoers during the Point Loma Garden Walk. A boutique sale will take place at All Souls’ Episcopal Church. Tickets: $30. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Garden locations will be revealed the morning of the walk. Information: pointlomagardenwalk.com/.
May 7: Hungering to learn about edible gardens? The self-guided Mission Hills Garden Club’s 2022 Garden Walk “Homegrown” will feature nine edible gardens. Local artists and gardening experts will be on hand at each site. Cost: $30. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tickets sold in 30-minute increments. Where: Pick up a map at Mission Hills Garden Nursery, 1525 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. Information: missionhillsgardenclub.org/event-4732013.
May 7: The 25th annual Clairemont Outdoor Living & Garden Tour will feature a potpourri of garden elements ranging from fruit trees to native California plants in 13 gardens in Clairemont, Bay Ho and Bay Park. Tickets: Before May 6: $20 adult, $15 seniors 60-plus, free kids under 12; in-person Friday-Saturday: $5 more. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Buy in-person tickets at Clairemont Square, 4821 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. Information: (858) 480-9430 or clairemontonline.com/event-4683207.
May 7-8: Eight eclectic properties from Encinitas to South Carlsbad will be showcased in the 26th annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. Participants on the self-guided driving tour, organized by the San Dieguito Art Guild, can peruse artists’ studios, browse dozens of exhibits of locally made art and relax in each unique coastal or inland garden. Tickets: $35, free for 17 and younger. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Tour can start at any home. Information: sandieguitoartguild.com/mothers-day-tour/.
May 7: In the “Controlling Ants the Healthy Way” webinar, participants will learn how to make homes and gardens less attractive to the insects and what to do if ants invade. Carolyn Kinnon, an environmental horticulturalist, will also discuss ant baits. Cost: free. When 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Online. Information: (858) 822-6932 or cesandiego.ucanr.edu/.
May 8: Fans of historical homes will be able to visit six exclusive dwellings during the Coronado Historical Association Annual Mother’s Day Historic Home Tour. Tickets: $45 CHA members, $55 nonmembers. When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Coronado. Information: (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org/calendar/event/2022-historic-home-tour/.
May 14: The Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla and Secret Garden Boutique is called a secret for a reason. The La Jolla Historical Society doesn’t release the locations of gardens on the self-guided tour until the day of the event. Participants can tour the sites in any order they want and can browse the society’s boutique, which is free to the public. Tickets: Self-guided tour $50 in advance, $60 day of; $40 for LJHS members; Platinum (shuttled) Tour $150, $140 for LJHS members. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Check in at the LJHS Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., San Diego. Information: (858) 459-5335 or lajollahistory.org/events/secret-garden-tour-of-la-jolla-and-secret-garden-boutique/.
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