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Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

Green Scene to Feature Plants, Art and Activities for All Ages

April 2, 2013

watercolor of pinkish-yellow flowers

Alexia Lozano's "Alstroemeria," or Peruvian Lily, is among the works of art that will be on display in "Springtime at the Arboretum: A Botanical and Landscape Watercolor Exhibition by CSUF Art Students" during Green Scene.

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Weekend gardeners looking for new color for their backyards can find a wide variety of plants — from the carnivorous to cactus, perennials to tropicals — April 20-21 at the 36th annual Green Scene Plant and Garden Show at the Fullerton Arboretum on the north side of campus.

Nearly 100 exhibitors interspersed throughout the Fullerton Arboretum will be selling plants, garden art and pottery. In addition, "discovery sessions" are offered on ways to live greener and make earth-friendly choices in the home garden. They're included with admission and offered both days, along with hands-on children's activities, which are sponsored by Home Depot, La Habra. Event sponsors are Kellogg Garden Products and Knowlwood Restaurants.

In addition, attendees can view the preserve in watercolors through "Springtime at the Arboretum: A Botanical and Landscape Watercolor Exhibition by CSUF Art Students" opening April 20 and continuing through May 27 at the on-site Orange County Agricultural and Nikkei Heritage Museum. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Green Scene; regular hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The artwork in the juried exhibit, also included with admission, was created by students under the direction of Lawrence T. Yun, CSUF professor of art, who will give a lecture and demonstration of flower painting at 2 p.m. April 20. Yun's works are part of collections of the Franklin Mint, Sony Pictures, the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, the Palos Verdes Arts Center and Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes. They also have been seen on the sets of several TV shows and films.

Green Scene will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission will be at 3:30 p.m. both days. Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum members can enter early, from 9-10 a.m. April 20; memberships are available at the door or online. Admission is $8 for the public and $6 for members of Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum and for campus members with their Titan Card.

For more information, go online or call 657-278-4792.

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