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May 04, 2000

* The Secret Gardens of Venice Tour is a self-guided walking tour Saturday that requires tickets but can be taken at any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., starting at 717 California Ave., Venice, (310) 390-6641, http://www Tickets cost $50 and benefit Las Doradas Children's Center.

* Talk on rose care and selection by rosarian Clair Martin, Saturday, 10 a.m., at Fullerton Arboretum, Associated Road at Yorba Linda Boulevard, Fullerton, (714) 278-3579. $7.

* The Baldwin Bonanza plant sale offers 10 "garden vignettes" to look at and 10 different specialty nurseries selling plants, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-3222. $5.

* The La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society and the Sunset Succulent Society hold their annual joint show and sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Center, the intersection of Overland Avenue and Culver Boulevard, Culver City, (310) 822-1783 or (310) 391-4118. Both shows are free.

* The Riverside Flower Show & Garden Tours present six private gardens to visit Saturday, 1-6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Ave., Riverside, (909) 789-1821. Show and tour cost $5.

* Five gardens will be included in the Palos Verdes Woman's Club tour Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., beginning at Palos Verdes Art Center, Crenshaw Boulevard and Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 791-0125. $25 ticket includes light luncheon.

* The spring perennial sale, with many unusual plants, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at UC Irvine Arboretum, Campus Drive and Jamboree Road, Irvine, (949) 824-5833. $2.

* Tour six private Corona del Mar gardens Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., beginning at Sherman Gardens, 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, (949) 673-2261. Tour tickets cost $25.

* Tour six Pasadena gardens Sunday, 1-5 p.m., for $25, or seven (includes a reception) for $75. Call (626) 405-0516 to purchase tickets, which benefit the Grace Center.

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