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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.

 

 

May

 

May 1-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.


May 1-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.
 

May 6, Crown Point
2017 Annual Plant Sale
Lake County Fairgrounds

The Lake County Master Gardeners will host their annual plant sale. All perennials, herbs, and vegetables for sale are homegrown by Master Gardeners of Lake County. Hanging flower baskets will be for sale. Vendors will be available with garden products. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. Visit lakecountymastergardeners.com or call Kathy at 219-755-3240.
 

May 6 and 20, 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.
 

May 6, Franklin
13th Annual Garden Celebration
Johnson County Fairground

The Johnson County Garden Club and Purdue Master Gardeners of Johnson County will host their annual Garden Celebration; the theme is "Creating a Pollinator's Paradise." Speakers will present programs throughout the day, and vendors will offer plants and garden-related items. Tree seedlings and garden seeds will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. New this year will be garden-related family activities. Food and drinks available for purchase. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Scott Hall. Costs $2. Call Carolyn at 317-736-8080 or Lynne 317- 736-5609.

 

May 6, Evansville
Dig. Plant. Grow! Plant Sale
Vanderburgh 4-H Center Auditorium

Nearly 15,000 plants will be for sale from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CT. Perennial and annual flowers for sun and shade gardens as well as succulents, water plants, vegetables, herbs, house plants, and beautiful Mother’s Day gifts can be purchased at reasonable prices. Master gardeners can assist with plant and gardening questions. Sponsored by the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) and Tucker Publishing Group, the proceeds provide needed resources to maintain nearly 20 public gardens. At 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road. Visit swimga.org or call 812.582.0762.
 

May 7, Valparaiso
Mom and Me Mother’s Day Pampering
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Pavilion

Participants will create a lemon thyme salt scrub and oat-and-herb bath bag. Take home these two finished products and the recipes, plus a small bottle of lemon essential oil. Space is limited: register by May 1. From 11 a.m. to noon. Costs $35 members, $40 nonmembers. After this class, explore the arboretum. Visittaltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.
 

May 7, Valparaiso
Mom and Me Mother’s Day Painting
Taltree Arboretum and Garden Pavilion

Bring Mom to Taltree and join artist Susan Young in creating a beautiful painting. Mother and child will work together to paint a 16- by 20-inch canvas. Pricing is per canvas. Additional children pay admission. Register by April 30. From 2 to 5 p.m. Costs $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Visittaltree.org, email info@taltree.org, or call 219-462-0025.
 

May 9, Zionsville
Landscaping with Roses
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center

Carrie Petty, featured speaker, Master Gardener, blogger, and garden designer, will present ideas for landscaping with roses. Starts at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Visit indianapolisrosesociety.com, or call 317-902-6016.
 

May 12-14, Fort Wayne
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
McMillen Community Center

Hundreds of plants will be available for purchase from the Botanical Conservatory at this three-day public plant sale. You’ll find herbs, vegetable starts, and flowering perennials along with annuals, houseplants, mixed containers, hanging baskets, and bonsai. Locally-grown native plants, too. Volunteers will be available to assist with plant selection and loading. Free parking. Conservatory members can enjoy the preview sale on Thursday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. Open to the public on Friday 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Visit fortwayneparks.org, or call 260-456-4511.
 

May 12-13, Richmond
Plant and Boutique Sale
Wayne County Historical Museum Grounds

This annual plant sale of the Petal and Stem Garden Club will offer an array of plants. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund. Held at the Wayne County Historical Museum grounds, 1150 N. A Street, Richmond. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 765-962-5756 or email Ruth Bane at rhbane39@aol.


May 14, Fort Wayne
Mother’s Day in the Garden
Botanical Conservatory

Treat Mom (or grandma, aunts, or anyone else who is “Mom”) to an outing at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory on Mother’s Day to enjoy the flowers and “Perspectives” live butterfly exhibit. Each mom will receive a special Mother’s Day plant while supplies last. Costs regular admission price. At 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit botanicalconservatory.org, or call 260-427-6440.
 

May 13, Alexandria
Annual Plant Sale
Madison County Fairgrounds
Hundreds of plants will be available for sale -- perennials, annuals, vegetables, and natives -- all grown by Madison County Master Gardeners. Garden decor, gloves, and treasures are also available. Bring your tools for the tool sharpening clinic, and enjoy free educational materials, lectures and an “Ask a Master Gardener” service. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit madisoncountymastergardener.org, or call317-691-5669.
 

May 20, Fort Wayne
Bonsai Show
Botanical Conservatory

Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club, come learn about bonsai, and purchase bonsai pots and young plants that will be for sale. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All guests will get a discount for admission to the Bonsai Show and conservatory gardens: Costs $3 adult, $2 children, free for ages 2 and under. At 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit botanicalconservatory.org, or call 260-427-6440.
 

May 20, Noblesville
19th Annual Plant Sale
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

More than 12,000 plants (grown by Master Gardeners) will be available for sale -- perennials, annual, vegetables, and trees. Bearded irises will be dug to order at the iris/daylily bed. A selection of native plants also will be offered. Educational materials will be available, and Master Gardeners will answer questions. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit hcmga.org, or call Terry at 317-485-4426.
 

May 25, Fort Wayne
Forest Bathing Walk (Shinrin-Yoku)
Botanical Conservatory

Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the experience of immersing yourself in the sensory gifts of nature. This can be done in a forest setting, but also in gardens, and parks. Instructor Christy Thomson is the only certified forest therapy guide in Indiana. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Costs $10 per adult. Registration deadline: May 18. Refer to code #227051-R2. Held at the Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. To register, call Fort Wayne Parks at 260-427-6000.
 

May 27, Fort Wayne
Garden Close-up: Perfect Pollinators
Botanical Conservatory

Get a closer look at pollinators, which include butterflies, bats, birds, and honey bees. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Included with admission. At the Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. Call 260-427-6440, or visit botanicalconservatory.org.
 

May 28, Fort Wayne
Iris Flower Show
Botanical Conservatory

Local gardeners will bring their iris blooms to be displayed and judged. Sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Iris Society. From noon to 3 p.m. Discounted admission price includes the Iris Show and conservatory gardens: Costs $3 adult, $2 children, free for ages 2 and under. At 1100 S. Calhoun St. Visit botanicalconservatory.org, or call 260-427-6440.

 

June

 

June 3, Elkhart
Plant Sale
Bethel United Methodist Church

The 4 Winds Garden Club is hosting their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be boutique items and soup for sale. Call Ruth at 574-264-1052.
 

June 3, Fort Wayne
Spring Plant Swap
Botanical Conservatory

This is the conservatory’s free plant swap -- bring at least one plant (of any kind) to share and take home starts from other gardeners. Information on plants is available for reference. From 10 to 11 a.m. Seating is limited to 50, so call to register. No admission fee. At 1100 S. Calhoun St.To register call 260-427-6442.


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 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.

 

 

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.