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Upcoming Events for Indiana

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February 10 - March 17, Evansville
Orchid Escape
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Escape the cold and journey to South America! Stroll through the Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, water falls and exotic animals. The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association is proud to be involved in this magnificent event. It takes many volunteer hours to prepare, and artistically place each orchid. Orchid experts will be on hand each weekend during the event to provide information about orchids and their care. Visit or SWIMGA on Facebook for more information.

February 23, Washington
Through the Garden Gate Garden Expo 2019
Washington Community Building 
There will be specially chosen vendors offering all types of unique gardening items. There will also be several educational booths. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the Garden Gate Cafe. Door prizes will be given every hour as well as a silent auction. Free admission. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Cheryl Thomas at 478-396-0122 or  

February 23, Evansville
Pruning Workshops
Hartman Arboretum

Mark your calendar to attend two pruning workshops presented by Evansville city arborist Shawn Dickerson. 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. workshop will be devoted to small fruit management with an emphasis on blueberries. Pruning is especially important to keeping blueberries healthy and improving yield. Raspberry and blackberry bushes will also be discussed. The topic for the 10:00 a.m. workshop is pruning young trees. Some of the new trees in the Arboretum will be used as examples. For more information call Hartman Arboretum at 812-963-5418.

February 24-25 and March 3-4, Rockville  
Maple Syrup Festival
Parke County Fairgrounds

Come to Parke County for the Maple Syrup Festival and learn how maple syrup is made. At the fairgrounds you can enjoy a pancake breakfast, shop for pure maple syrup, various maple syrup products such as breads, jams, cookbooks, coloring books, cookies and candies, handmade crafts, and much more. Enjoy tours of our maple syrup camps located around scenic Parke County where you can watch the process in action, from the tap to the boiler to the bottling and everything in between. An annual highlight of the Maple Syrup Festival is the Covered Bridge Art Association art display. Local artists will demonstrate their talents and have artworks for sale. Take this time to enjoy the area of Parke County and see the 31 covered bridges dispersed throughout the county, each with their own personality. For more information, visit or call 765-569-3176.

Late February, Terre Haute
Community Garden
219 N 11th Street

For over ten years, Indiana State University has provided land for expert and novice gardeners to plant garden plots free of charge. In return, gardeners promise to tend to their plots, plant only annuals, and refrain from using pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Participants are encouraged to donate a portion of the produce raised to the food pantry of their choice. Growing season is April to October. Available plot sizes: 10 x 10 feet, 10 x 15-feet, or 20 x 20 feet. Tools and garden hose will be available during scheduled hours each week. Expert consultation will be available through volunteers. Registration usually begins in late February or early March. Registration for garden plots are available online at or email or call 812-232-8502. 

May 4, Franklin
Hummingbirds: Jewels of the Garden
Learn how to grow plants that attract hummingbirds during the annual Garden Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, IN. The 15th annual Johnson County Garden Club public event will include more than 50 flower, plant and garden art vendors along with guest speakers Sharon Sorenson, Carol Michel, and staff from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators. For more information, contact Gary Kiesel at 317-346-7316. 


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.