Rain Won't Cancel Open House, Plant Sale at UC Davis Bee Garden

Think spring. Think ceanothus. Think salvia. Think pollinators.

Despite the rain forecast, the open house and plant sale at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the University of California, Davis, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7.

The haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will offer a number of plants, including asters, California fuchsia, salvia, ceanothus, manzanita, coffeeberry and currant.  Favorites include Salvia "Bee's Bliss" and Ceanothus "Valley Violet." Check out the plant list here. Payment is cash only.

Meanwhile, the plant sale initially scheduled Saturday, April 7  at the UC Davis Arboretum Nursery on Garrod Drive has been postponed until April 14. Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The one-acre Arboretum Nursery will be offering Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators."   Look for the inventory here. Members receive discounts, and you can join online, at the gate. Credit cards are accepted.

Think spring. Think ceanothus. Think salvia. Think pollinators.