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Upcoming Events for Indiana

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Through July 8, Fort Wayne
“Bugs” Live Butterfly Exhibit
Botanical Conservatory

Visit the Botanical Conservatory for their 16th year of live butterflies and explore the larger world of insects. Experience the butterfly tent filled with more than a hundred exotic butterflies as they feed, fly, and rest. Discover a diversity of invertebrates in the live hallway display of arthropods including beetles, spiders, scorpions, and millipedes. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday until 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Regular conservatory admission costs $5 adults, $3 children ages 3 to 17, free for children 2 and under. Visit, or call 260-427-6440.


June 7, Fort Wayne
$1 Night- First Thursday: Chocolate Challenge
Botanical Garden

Learn where chocolate comes from and observe a chocolate tree in the tropical garden. There will be different types of chocolate for you to test, and free ice cream in celebration of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. From 6 to 7 p.m. Visit, or call 260-427-6440.

June 7-9, Danville
Master Gardener State Conference
Hendricks County Fairgrounds

“Gardening Outside and In: Beauty, Relaxation, Tomatoes and Shorts” is the theme for the 2018 State Master Gardeners’ conference. Keynote speaker is C. L. Fornari. Advance registration is required and available online. Visit, or For information, email, or call 317-745-9260.

June 9, Evansville
Open House and Demonstration Day Master Garden Display Garden

Various gardening demonstrations begin on the hour, starting at 9 a.m., and continue throughout the day. Free admission. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit, call 812-480-8875, or email

June 10, Evansville
30th Birthday Party
Master Garden Display Garden

The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener 30th birthday party features cake and ice cream and the music of Minnie Black’s Gourd Band. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. From 2 to 4 p.m. Visit, call 812-480-8875, or email


June 11-July 27, Fort Wayne
City Safari Day Camp
Botanical Conservatory

Each week of camp incorporates field trips, guest speakers, activities, games, and arts and crafts, and gardening. Join them for one week or all six. Call 260- 427-6445, or visit

June 16, Attica

Join us for A Day of Gardens & Art in beautiful Attica, Indiana! Saturday, June 16th 9am-4pm Rain or shine! Headquarters: The Old Library 101 South Brady Street, Attica, IN.

June 23, Fort Wayne
Bug Day
Botanical Conservatory

Learn about butterflies and other arthropods at “Bug Day.” Visitors take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme.” Several local organizations will be on hand to help you learn more and to answer your questions about honey bees, butterflies, mosquitoes and more. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 adults, $3 children age 3 to 17, free for children 2 and under. Visit, or call 260-427-6445.

4th Saturday of the Month, Fort Wayne
Garden Close-Up
Botanical Conservatory

Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday for an exploratory walk, hands-on activity, or demonstration. They highlight a different garden each month, so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. From 11 a.m. to1 p.m. Included in regular conservatory admission. Visit, or call 260-427-6445.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.