▪ The Moonlight African Violet and Gesneriad Society’s show and sale will be 1-4 p.m. April 2 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
▪ Hear Fred Hall, a Tarrant County agriculture and natural resource agent, discuss “Edible Landscape” at 2 p.m. April 2 at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake. It’s $10 per person. To reserve a spot in the class, call 817-491-6333 or email email@example.com. 355 E. Bob Jones Road. bjnc.org.
▪ Learn how and what to plant in the shade during a class at 10:15 a.m. April 2 at all area Calloway’s stores. calloways.com
▪ Learn about limestone formations, Paluxy sandstone and alluvial deposits in a geology hike along the banks of the West Fork of the Trinity River, 1-3 p.m. April 2 at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.
At 8:30 a.m. April 3, get solo kayak instruction from an ACA certified instructor. The class, limited to eight students, is $55. Registration required. At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, bring your camera and join a wildflower photography class. It’s free with admission ($2-$5).
The refuge is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410; www.fwnaturecenter.org.
▪ Join a beginner’s adult yoga class led by certified instructor Becky Peña at 10 a.m. April 2 at the River Legacy Living Science Center. It’s $5, and you’ll need a mat and water bottle. Next class: April 16.
Also, kids can join a free live animal exploration at 2 p.m. April 2. RSVP to 817-860-6752.
At 10 a.m. April 6, prechoolers can learn about snails during a Nature Adventurers class. It’s $15 per child/adult pair, $5 for an additional child. Call the center to register.
River Legacy, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. 817-860-6752; riverlegacy.org.
▪ The popular Butterflies in the Garden, an exhibit of live, exotic butterflies, runs through April 3 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission is $10, $8 seniors, $6 ages 3-12, free for kids younger than 3. To purchase timed-entry tickets online, visit www.bitg16.org. For more information, call 817-392-5510 or visit www.fwbg.org. The conservatory is at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth.
▪ Master gardener Gailon Hardin will speak about native Texas plants at the Arlington Garden Club meeting at 2:30 p.m. April 3 at the Fielder House Museum, 1616 W. Abram St., Arlington. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArlingtonWaGardenClub/
▪ April 4 is the deadline to order 50-gallon rain barrels, $72.50, and 65-gallon compost bins, $67.50, from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the city of Fort Worth’s sale. Order at www.rainbarrelprogram.org/britfortworth. Pick them up 9 a.m.-noon April 9 at BRIT, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth. www.brit.org.
▪ The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s spring plant sale will have a preview class at 6 p.m. April 5. The $15 fee can be applied to purchases at the sale, which will be 2-6 p.m. April 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 in “the Grove” near the garden’s weekend parking lot on the I-30 access road. Many area societies, including the rose, African violet, begonia and cactus/succulent groups, will have booths. Tarrant County master gardeners will sell plants for butterfly gardens.
▪ Dean Minchillo, of the Tarrant Regional Water District, will talk about water conservation at the meeting of the Colleyville Garden Club at 10 a.m. April 6 at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. Social time will begin at 9:30. colleyvillegardenclub.org
▪ Buy daylilies at the North Texas Daylily Society’s outdoor sale 2-6 p.m. April 8 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
▪ Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
▪ Johnson County Master Gardeners also answer gardening questions and give advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.
Mark your calendar …
▪ For the Johnson County Master Gardeners spring plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, at the Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 1315 S. Main St., Cleburne. Herbs, tomatoes, peppers, peach trees, perennials, annuals, roses and more.
▪ For River Legacy’s annual Earth Day celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, at the center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Activities include nature hikes, crafts such as making wildflower-seed balls, face painting and more. 817-860-6752; riverlegacy.org