Green Thumb Hot Spot
By Talia Kennedy.
Courtesy of Botanic Garden in Tilden Park
You can enjoy refreshments, free docent-guided tours (meet at 2 p.m. near the visitors center), and spring blooms—watch for rhododendron, ninebark, summer holly, irises, monkeyflowers, and cacti.
Don’t forget to bring along cardboard boxes to carry home your purchases.
Botanic Garden annual plant sale, April 19, Anza View Rd. in Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley,
(510) 841-8732, www.nativeplants.org.