Rose pruning workshop: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Lakeview Park Rose Garden, Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue N., Nampa. Free. Register: 468-5890, nampaparks.org.
Paver Patios and Pathways: 10 to 11 a.m. at FarWest Landscape and Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise. Free. RSVP: 853-4000, farwestgardencenter.net.
Layering the Garden for Seasonal Color: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, email@example.com.
Fairy Gardens and Terrariums: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at FarWest Landscape and Garden Center, 5728 W. State St., Boise. Learn how to create your own with Doreen. $25, includes materials. RSVP: 853-4000, farwestgardencenter.net.
Roses and irrigation class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. From proper pruning techniques to selecting the right plant for the job, Andrea Wurtz reviews the basic steps involved to produce beautiful healthy roses. Dan Falconer teaches a short course on how to use your irrigation system to efficiently water your garden and landscaping in our dry Idaho climate. Free. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-7700.
Celebrate Spring with Zing!: 11 a.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Tutorial on creating unique spring containers. Free. Register: 995-2815, email@example.com.
Planting 101 and Sprinklers 101: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature" public lecture: 6 p.m. with reception to follow at 7 p.m. in the Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. "Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees in 19th Century Literature" presented by Susan Oliver, senior lecturer in English, University of Essex, England. Free. For free tickets for the reception or information about free parking, email email@example.com. Details available at scholarworks.boisestate.edu/ideaofnature.
Plant sale: 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1917 N. 9th St., Boise.
Idaho Native Plant Society plant sale: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MK Nature Center, 600 S. Walnut St., Boise.
Garden classes: At Madeline George Garden Design, 10550 W. Hill Road Parkway, Boise. Free. Register: 995-2815, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bees Knees Planting Class, 11 a.m. Design with Idaho in Mind, 2 p.m.
Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Benefits IBG horticulture programs and ensures practical experience for College of Western Idaho horticulture students. Half-price admission. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org. Members only, 4 to 8 p.m. May 2. Free with membership.
Ada Gardeners plant sale: 8 a.m. to noon at 10608 W. Cruser Drive, Boise. Proceeds benefit scholarships at the College of Western Idaho (CWI).
Catholic Women's League plant sale: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 510 W. Roosevelt, Nampa.
National Public Gardens Day: 9 a.m. to dusk at Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Free. 343-8649, idahobotanicalgarden.org.
Idaho Horticulture Society plant sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Boise Urban Garden School, 4821 Franklin Road, Boise. Proceeds benefit garden club community service projects and CWI horticulture program. Bring your own boxes. 870-1299, idhort.com.
Golden Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10305 Harvester Drive, Boise.