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Upcoming Events for Indiana

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

Through June 25, Fort Wayne
Perspectives Live Butterfly Display
Botanical Conservatory

At the conservatory’s newest exhibit of live butterflies, learn which plants are essential for the caterpillars, and get a close look at the awesome wing scales, proboscis, and compound eyes of the butterflies. Costs regular admission price. (First Thursday of the month is $1 admission.) Free parking. At 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6440.


Through June 30, Valparaiso
Fairy Gardens Exhibit
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Visit this trail of whimsical miniature gardens surrounding Heron Pond. Made from natural and recycled materials, each fairy home is unique with a natural landscape to match its personality. Free with admission. Call 219-462-0025, email info@taltree.org, or visit taltree.org/events.

 

June

 

June 3 and 17, Valparaiso
Fairy Garden Class
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Participants will learn how to plan out a fairy garden and take care of its plants. Students should bring a 12-inch-by-12- inch-by-4-inch container. Soil, two small plants, pathway material, and a fairy is covered by the program fee. A variety of other accessories will be available for purchase. From 10 a.m. to noon. Costs $40 members; $50 nonmembers. Call 219-462-0025, email info@taltree.org, or visit taltree.org/events.
 

June 7, Indianapolis
22nd Annual Garden Walk
Northeast Quadrant

The Indianapolis Garden Club will host its Garden Walk. Gardens may be visited in any order and are located within 10 to 15 minutes of one another. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour tickets cost $35. Luncheon at Woodstock Club costs $25. Ticket and maps will be sent upon receipt of payment. Information and online tickets at igcgardenwalk.com. Contact Julie at j.shortridge2@gmail.com, or call 317-925-5848.
 

June 7-10, Indianapolis
Hosta Hysteria
Wyndham Indianapolis West

The Indianapolis Hosta Society presents “Hosta Hysteria,” the 2017 American Hosta Society National Convention. The event offers four days of garden tours, socializing, and education. Hop on coach buses to tour 10 gardens, and learn about “The Layered Garden”, “Hellebores” and more from speakers. Registration is required. However, June 9, Friday, noon to 6 p.m., the public is invited to attend to the hosta leaf show and shop at the 20-plus vendors’ display, free of charge. Visit indyhosta2017.com, or call Pat Brummer at 317-251-6465.
 

June 10, Noblesville
Tea in the Rose Garden
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

The Hamilton County Master Gardeners’ Association is hosting a tea in the Educational Rose Garden. In addition to the array of roses, Master Gardeners will answer questions and offer advice. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free. Visit hcmga.org, or call 317-679-5893.
 

June 10, Noblesville
Back to the Basics Rosefest
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

Come see a display of locally grown roses and arrangements, sponsored by the Indianapolis Rose Society. Guest speaker Pat Shanley, president of the American Rose Society and author of Sustainable Rose Gardening, will discuss sustainable rose gardening. Roundtable workshops will include rose pruning, soil preparation, flower arranging, cooking and flavoring with roses, and rose classifications. Potted roses and gardening supplies will be for sale. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Visit indianapolisrosesociety.com, or call Teresa at 317-514-8999.
 

June 17, Greensburg
Garden Tour
Decatur County Historical Society

The Give-Un-Take Garden Club will host its garden tour of six to seven personal gardens. Tickets will be available day of the tour at the Decatur County Historical Society. Look for associated specials with area eateries and retailers. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Contact Sarah at nahmiasmud@gmail.com, or call 812-663-2825.

 

June 17-18, Bloomington
27th Annual Summer Garden Walk

Visit four very special private gardens, Indiana University’s Hilltop Gardens and this year’s Flower Show at the Monroe County History Center. The garden walk will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the Garden Walk cost $10. For more information, please visit http://www.bloomingtongardenclub.com.
 

June 24, Valparaiso
Porter County Garden Walk
Garden of Heroes, Hayes Leonard Elementary School

See Northwest Indiana’s premier garden tour, sponsored by Porter County Master Gardeners Association and Purdue Extension. There will be several gardens in and around Valparaiso. Master Gardeners will answer questions at each garden. There will be door prize drawings at every garden. Tour is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you purchase tickets on the day of the walk, begin your tour prior to 2 p.m. at the Garden of Heroes, Hayes Leonard Elementary School. Visit pcgarden.info, or call 219-465-3555.
 

June 24, Richmond
Petal and Stem Garden Club Flower Show
MCL Cafeteria

The Petal and Stem Garden Club of Richmond will host their annual flower show on June 24 at MCL Cafeteria, 3801 East Main St. From 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the public. Call Ruth Bane at 765-855-5450, or email rhbane39@aol.com.

 

June 24 & 25, Evansville
Tour de Fleur Garden Walk
Master Gardener Display Garden

Heavenly hydrangeas, delightful daylilies, and a woodland wonderland are just a few of the spectacular sights to experience at 14 private gardens in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. CT. Sponsored by Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) and Tucker Publishing Group, this event funds horticulture scholarships and educational programs. Tickets $15 in advance / $20 day of tour. Garden info booklet distributed with ticket. Visit swimga.org or call 812.853.6672 or 812.853.0251.

 

June 24-25 Plainfield
Plainfield Garden Tour
Plainfield Area

The annual Plainfield Garden Tour will feature seven private gardens. Field experts will be available for questions at several gardens again this year. This self-guided tour is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $12, and will be available beginning May 29 at the Plainfield Library, Plainfield Marsh Supermarket, and Do It Best “The” Hardware Store. The event is presented by the Friends of the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library and sponsored by Cumberland Trace. Visit plainfieldgardentour.com.

 

July

 

July 1-Nov 12, Fort Wayne
Blumengarten
Botanical Conservatory

Immerse yourself in a landscape painted with colorful flowers. From summer through fall the Botanical Conservatory celebrates their German twin, the City of Gera, with a special garden of European flavor. Discover more about Gera, this German sister city since 1992. For hours and admission rates visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6640.

 

July 1, Kokomo
Grand Funk Railroad
Foster Park Amphitheater

Kokomo summer concert series features Grand Funk Railroad, including their founding members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher joined by veterans Max Carl (.38 Special), Bruce Kulick (KISS) and Tim Cashion (Bob Seger). Grand Funk Railroad is known for stadium rock hits of the 1970s. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. From 7 to 11 p.m. Free admission. Visit kokomosummerseries.com or contact Andy Wilson at awilson@bohlsengroup.com or 317-602-7137.

 

July 1-Aug 26, (Every Saturday) Muncie
Farmers’ Market
Minnetrista

Discover various fresh, local, and remarkable finds during the Farmers’ Market at Minnetrista. Don’t forget to visit the Orchard Shop when you visit the outdoor market every Saturday. From 8 a.m. to noon. Visit minnetrista.net or call 765-282-4848.

 

July 8-9, Centerville
Historic Garden and Home Tour
Mansion House

Tour the historic Mansion House, located along the National Road (214 East Main St.). Built in 1840, the building once served as a tavern to travelers. The event also features an ice cream social and homemade pies. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $10 each. Tickets are available in advance at the Centerville Library or at the door the days of the tour. Proceeds support the Mansion House and the Salisbury Log Courthouse. Contact Ruth Bane at rhbane39@aol.com, or call 765-855-5100.

 

July 8, Crown Point and Dyer/Schererville
Garden Walk
Lake County

The Lake County Indiana Master Gardeners are hosting their garden tour called “A Day in the Gardens.” Each garden is unique, featuring waterfalls, lakes, ponds, statues, and unusual plants, and flowers. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 each. For information, including where to purchase tickets, visit lakecountymastergardeners.com, call 219-755-3240, or email lakecountymastergardeners@gmail.com.

 

July 9, Indianapolis
Annual Daylily Show
Sullivan Hardware

The Indiana Daylily-Iris Society invites you to attend their annual Daylily Show at Sullivan Hardware and Garden Center. Members will display their most prized daylilies. Many of these daylilies are not seen at local garden centers. From 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. Visit indianadaylilyirissociety.org, Facebook page Indiana Daylily-Iris Society (IDIS), or call Shirley Toney at 317-346-0005.

 

July 9, Middlebury
Annual Garden Tour
Nine Home Gardens

The Michiana Master Gardeners present their annual garden tour. The nine gardens are diverse and lovely, each in their own way. The hospitality center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have plants and crafts for sale. Gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presale tickets cost $10; tickets on the day of the tour cost $12. Free parking available at the hospitality center. Visit Facebook at michianamastergardeners, email nborkhol@purdue.edu, or call 574-533-0554.

 

July 13, Indianapolis
Stepping Stone Workshop
Garfield Conservatory

Create a decorative stepping stone to brighten up your garden. Supplies will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own decorations. Stones must be left to dry and can be picked up later. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Costs $7 per stone. Ages 3 and up. Registration required by July 10. Visit garfieldgardensconservatory.org, or call 317-327-7275.

 

July 14, Muncie
Glass Workshop
Minnetrista

Create your own fused glass pendant at Minnetrista. You will learn how to grind and cut beautiful glass that you can wear with pride. All crafted artwork will be available for pick up the following week in the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista. From 6 to 8 p.m. Costs $35; member discounts apply. Register by July 10, registration is available online at minnetrista.net, or call 765-282-4848.

 

July 15, Valparaiso
Nature Photography Workshop
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Do you like photographing nature? Join the photo fun where attendees will view nature photographs, take a photo excursion on the 330-acre Taltree grounds, and make prints of their favorite images. From 10 a.m. to noon. Costs $15 members; $20 non-members. Visit taltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.

 

July 16, Valparaiso
Twelfth Night
Taltree’s Outdoor Stage

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company will perform a family-friendly version of Shakespeare’s comedy, “Twelfth Night.” Free admission to the arboretum begins at 5 p.m. Performance is from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Visit taltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.

 

July 22, Kokomo
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels
Foster Park Amphitheater

The Kokomo summer concert series features the Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (Indiana State Harley Owners). They are known for their hits “Devil with a Blue Dress” and “Jenny Take a Ride.” Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. From 7 to 11 p.m. Free admission. Visit kokomosummerseries.com, or contact Andy Wilson at awilson@bohlsengroup.com, or 317-602-7137.

 

July 26, Valparaiso
Night Hike
Taltree Arboretum

Explore the arboretum after hours. What creatures will you hear or see in the night? Join a Taltree naturalist for this hike from 8 to 9 p.m. Costs $5 per adult, $3 per child. Pre-registration is required. Visit taltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.

 

July 29, Kokomo
Rhumfest
Foster Park Amphitheater

The Kokomo summer concert series will feature local Kokomo area favorites including the Summer Sonic Class, artist and bands from Rhum Academy, as well as Visual Signals. From 7 to 11 p.m. Free admission. Visit kokomosummerseries.com, or contact Andy Wilson via awilson@bohlsengroup.com, or 317-602-7137.

 

July 30, Indianapolis
Garden Folklore
Garfield Conservatory

Learn fun folklore surrounding popular plants, and try your skills at making herbal tea. From 2 to 3 p.m. Costs $5 per person. Registration required. Visit garfieldgardensconservatory.org, or call 317-327-7275.

 

August

 

August 4, Valparaiso
Cinderella Ball
Taltree Arboretum

This princess-themed dance features photos with a horse-drawn carriage, hors d’oeuvres and dances sure to make your daughter feels like royalty. From 6 to 8 p.m. Costs $10 for member adults, and $15 for non-member adults; $5 for a member child, or $10 for a non-member child. Visit taltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.

 

August 6, Indianapolis
Beekeeping Basics
Garfield Conservatory

Learn about bee biology, experience first-hand how honey is harvested, and taste a sample. From 1 to 3 p.m. Registration encouraged. Visit garfieldgardensconservatory.org, or call 317-327-7275.

 

August 7, Indianapolis
Magnolias
Holliday Park Nature Center

The Indianapolis Hosta Society (IHS) hosts “Magnolias,” a presentation by Andrew Bunting, director of plant collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Bunting will discuss how to use magnolias in small gardens and tight spaces, and which companion plants to choose. He details the USDA Zones in which they’ll grow and flower, and the type of soil, sunlight, and care they need. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit indianapolishostasociety.org, or contact Pat Brummer at 317-251-6465.

 

August 8, Zionsville
Classification of Roses
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center

The Indianapolis Rose Society will host Diane and Roger Brueckman, Baldwin, Ill., who will discuss “Classification of Roses.” Diane is the former curator of the Missouri Botanical Rose Garden. Roger is the current Illinois-Indiana District director of the American Rose Society. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit indianapolisrosesociety.com, or call Linda Kimmel at 317-902-6016.

 

August 10, Muncie
Bead Making
Minnestrista

Discover the joy of creating your own unique, glass beads in an open flame class. In this guided step-by-step how-to class, you will have access to a wide variety of glass colors and textures, tools, kilns, torches, and safety gear. All artwork made will be available for pick up the following week in the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista. From 6 to 9 p.m. Costs $55; member discounts apply. Register by Aug. 7; registration is available online at minnetrista.net, or call 765-282-4848.

 

August 12, Indianapolis
Saving Your Bounty of Herbs
Garfield Park Conservatory

Surprised by how many herbs you grew? You’d hate to see them all go to waste once the cold weather arrives. Learn how to harvest and preserve that garden-fresh taste for the cold months. You’ll go home with handouts and recipes. Herbal refreshments provided. Space is limited, so reserve a spot quickly. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Costs $5 per seat. Call 317-327-7066, or visit herbsocietyofcentralindiana.org.

 

August 12, Kokomo
Son Volt
Foster Park Amphitheater

The Kokomo summer concert series will feature Son Volt, an American alternative country group. Presented by Weber Speakers, the show will also feature Song Syndrome and Black Radio. From 7 to 11 p.m. Free admission. Visit kokomosummerseries.com, or contact Andy Wilson at awilson@bohlsengroup.com, or
317-602-7137.

 

August 12, Muncie
Bead Making
Minnestrista

Discover the joy of creating unique glass beads in an open flame class. This guided step-by-step class will provide access to a wide variety of glass colors and textures, tools, kilns, torches, and safety gear. All artwork made will be available for pick up the following week in the Orchard Shop at Minnetrista. From 1 to 4 p.m. Costs $55; member discounts apply. Register by Aug. 9; registration is available online at minnetrista.net, or call 765-282-4848.

 

August 19, Indianapolis
Annual Daylily and Iris Sale
Sullivan Hardware and Garden

The Indiana Daylily-Iris Society invites you to attend their Annual Daylily and Iris Sale at Sullivan Hardware and Garden. Members will offer their daylilies and irises at reduced prices, including outstanding varieties and colors not offered at local garden centers. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit indianadaylilyirissociety.org, Facebook page at Indiana Daylily-Iris Society (IDIS), or contact Shirley Toney at 317-346-0005.

 

August 19, Wabash
Wabash Garden Fest
Paradise Spring Historical Park

Come to the Wabash Garden Fest, which features programs on gardening, upcycling, herbs, crafts, and more. Vendors will sell garden-related services, herbs, crafts, unique garden items, and food. There will be free adult interactive programs, and free trolley rides to historic sites and events. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paradise Spring Historical Park, 351 E. Market Street. Contact Julie Deniston at julie@1059thebash.com, or call 260-568-1299.

 

August 20, Indianapolis
Beautiful Butterflies
Garfield Conservatory

Kids will discover butterflies and caterpillars and make a cool craft. Registration required. Program will take place in the Children’s Garden. From 2 to 3 p.m. Costs $5 per child. For ages 6 to 14. Visit garfieldgardensconservatory.org, or call 317-327-7275.

 

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.