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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@sbsmags.com.

 

 

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 fortwayneparks.org, or call 260-427-6445.

 

Through August 31, Fort Wayne
Gardens of Europe: Photography
Botanical Conservatory

Ramon Miller of Gera, Germany, is a landscape architect with a photographer’s eye. Ramon’s vibrant color works will be displayed throughout the summer, coinciding with German Fest in early June and extending through our Botanical Roots concert season to the end of August. Exhibit admission included in regular admission. For more information, call 260-427-6440.



Through Aug 28, (Every Tuesday) Avon
Avon Farmers’ Market
South Parking Lot of Hendricks Regional Health Building

The Avon Farmers’ Market offers fresh produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items. Hosted by the Town of Avon Parks and Recreations. Hendricks County Master Gardeners will host an information booth. For more information, visit avongov.org, email planadminassist@avongov, or call 317-272-0948.



Through August 30, Lafayette
Farmers’ Markets
Downtown, Purdue, & West

The Farmers’ Market Downtown is held on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on 5th Street between Main & Columbia. The Purdue Market is held on Thursdays during July, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and in August, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., located on the northwestern corner of Memorial Mall. The West Lafayette market is held on Wednesdays 3:30-7:00 p.m. in Cumberland Park. For more information, visit lafayettechamber.org or call 765-742-4044.



Through Aug. 29 (Every Wednesday), Plainfield
Plainfield Chamber Farmers’ Market
Friends Meeting (US 40/SR 267)

The market will run every Wednesday, rain or shine, canceled only in the event of severe weather. Shop for healthy, locally produced foods, including fresh-baked bread, produce, and meats. Hendricks County Master Gardeners will host an educational booth. 4-7 p.m. For more information, visit plainfield-in.com/farmers-market or contact Jamie at 317-754-5373.



Through Aug 25 (Every Saturday), Danville
Danville Farmers’ Market
West Side Courthouse Square

This marker is “producer-only” market. All goods sold are grown, made, or baked by the vendor. No resale items are allowed. The Hendricks County Master Gardeners will be hosting an information booth. 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit danvillechamber.org, email shelby@danvillechamber.org, or call 317-745-0670.



Through November 11, Fort Wayne
Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt
Botanical Conservatory

While some gardens feature art, this garden is its own work of art. “Art of the Garden” blurs the line between landscape and fine art, using features found in nature. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission: adults, $5; children (3-17), $3; free admission ages 2 and under. For more information, visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6440.



July 17 & Aug. 21, Fort Wayne
Garden Preschool
Botanical Conservatory

July 17 topic: Pollinators; August 21 topic: Garden Veggies. Parents or guardians will assist children side by side in this monthly class that encourages the basics of exploring in the gardens at an early age. Each month we will explore a different theme through a story, hands-on activity, craft and a snack. At least one adult is required to stay and participate (no registration required for an adult). Please indicate at registration if a participant has food allergies. $6 child (member discounts apply). Registration required by July 10 and August 14, respectively. To register, visit www.fortwayneparks.org or call 260-427-6000.

 

July 28 & Aug. 24, Fort Wayne
Garden Close-Ups
Botanical Conservatory

Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday to get a closer look at our plants and gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month, so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in conservatory admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: adults, $5; children (3-17), $3; free admission ages 2 and under. For more information, visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6440.



August



August 3-19, Indianapolis
Indiana State Fair
State Fairgrounds

Events and exhibits change daily, so come often and have fun. Charges for admission and parking. For more information, visit indianastatefair.com/state-fair or call 317-927-7500.

 

August 11, Indianapolis
Help! I Grew Too Many Herbs
Garfield Park Conservatory

Learn about how to harvest, dry, and preserve your herbal garden’s bounty. You’ll snip fresh herbs from the gardens to make a soup wreath to take home. You’ll also go home with lots of information, recipes, and inspiration. 10 -11:30 a.m.  Space is limited, so reserve a spot by calling Garfield Park Conservatory at 317-327-7066 or visiting garfieldgardensconservatory.org.



August 11 & 12, 18 &19, Indianapolis
Daffodil Bulb Sale
Indiana State Fair Ag/Hort Building

The bulb sale supports our scholarship program. August 11 & 18, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; August 12 & 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For large pre-orders, contact sara8899kinne@gmail.com. For more information, visit indianadaffodilsociety.org, email Ruth at pelouch@sbcglobal.net, or call 317-475-9482.



August 13, Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Hosta Society meeting
Holliday Park Nature Center

Chris Wilhoite, a long time IHS member, will try to demystify some unusual and underused garden perennials. Chris, along with his wife Cynthia, are owners of Soules Gardens, a nursery on the Southside of Indianapolis specializing in hosta, daylilies and rare and unusual perennials. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit indianapolishostasociety.org or call Pat at 317-251-6465.



August 18, Indianapolis
Daylily & Iris Sale
Sullivan Hardware & Garden

Members will offer their daylilies and iris for sale at reduced prices, including outstanding varieties and unusual colors. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit indianadaylilyirissociety.org or call 317-346-0005.



August 18, Wabash
Wabash Garden Fest
Paradise Spring Historical Park

Vendors will be selling herbs, crafts, plants, unique garden items, décor, and more. There is a WEE garden for the kids (2:30 p.m.), the Chair Affair Auction and free adult and kid interactive programs. Enjoy a free trolley ride to historic sites. No admission. Plenty of free parking. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit visitwabashcounty.com/event/wabash-garden-fest or call Julie at 260-571-9774.



August 21, Elkhart
Lil Sprouts-Honey Bees & Pollinators
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Children ages 3-8 will learn and play to increase understanding the properties of objects and change in the physical world. Registration required, so we can plan for supplies. 10-11 a.m. Register online at wellfieldgardens.org/education/youth-family or call 574-266-2006.


 
August 25, Fort Wayne
Art in the Garden
Botanical Conservatory

Visit the conservatory this month for “Art of the Garden:  Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory,” where you’ll experience a beautiful serene setting featuring amazing artwork by this local artist. Enjoy his artwork and then make a collage of your own inspiration! Admission: adults, $5; children (3-17), $3; free admission ages 2 and under. For more information, visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6440.



August 25-26, Elkhart
Dahlia Show
Concord Mall

Learn how to grow and care for dahlias from our experts. For more information, contact Cammi at ckuiper474@aol.com or Rusty, president, at ritchie8961@aol.com.



August 25 & September 1, Bloomington
Indiana Daffodil Society Bulb Sale
Bloomington Farmers’ Market

8 a.m-1 p.m. For more information, call 317-475-9482, visit indianadaffodilsociety.org/bulbs.htm, or email Ruth at pelouch@sbcglobal.net.

 

September

 

September 1, Bloomington
Daffodil Bulb Sale
Bloomington Farmers’ Market

Nothing adds more to your spring garden than daffodils! Many of the bulbs available at the Bloomington Market were grown by Helen Link and Libby Fry as well as current Indiana Daffodil Society members. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit indianadaffodilsociety.org, email Ruth at pelouch@sbcglobal.net, or call 765-342-9151.



September 1-November 1, Fort Wayne
Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt
Botanical Conservatory

Art of the Garden blurs the line between landscape and fine art, interpreting natural features – forest, mountain, and lake – in a human-made aesthetic experience.  Experience this collaborative art and garden installation created by local artist Daniel Dienelt and landscape designer Chad Shaw. For more information, visit botanicalconservatory.org or call 260-427-6440.



Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 & Oct. 2, Elkhart
Landscape for Life
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

The Landscape for Life Educational Series shows you how to work with nature to create a beautiful garden that’s healthier for you, your family and the environment, as well as saves money and time. Homeowners are invited to attend this 5-class series hosted by Wellfield Botanic Gardens and instructed by horticulture manager Josh Steffen, landscape designer Lucie Martin, and soil and water specialist, Nancy Brown. 5:30-8 p.m. One additional session will be scheduled with individual participants/couples and includes a design consultation with a landscape designer. The class size is limited; registration is required. Class includes a student manual and handouts. Members: $100 per person / $140 for household (2 adults); public: $120 per person / $165 for household (2 adults) To register, visit 35522.blackbaudhosting.com/35522/Landscape-for-Life-2018. Please note upon registration you’ll receive an automatic confirmation letter that includes additional details about the series and a link to a pre-course survey that will help us customize our series to individual students’ needs. For more information, visit landscapeforlife.org or call 574-266-2006.



September 8, Lebanon
IL-IN District Rose Show & Meeting
Boone County Fairgrounds

The Indianapolis Rose Society invites you to attend “School Days,” the Illinois-Indiana District Rose Show, programs, and meetings. The keynote speaker is Bob Martin (California), American Rose Society president. Other speakers include Ron Daniels (Tennessee), Jeff Sommers (Ohio), and Andy Plasz (Illinois). Open to the public, but pre-registration is recommended. Lunch may be pre-ordered. Programs are eligible for master gardener education credits and consulting rosarian credits. Register online at indianapolisrosesociety.com, email Teresa at teresabyington@gmail.com, or call 317-514-8999.



September 8 and October 18, Elkhart
Bird Walk
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Join Audubon Society member and Indiana Master Naturalist Mary Kauffmann-Kennel for this family-friendly bird walk along Wellfield trails to see and hear the numerous bird species that live and frequent our wonderful habitat. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guidebooks you have, and binoculars (not required). Beginning and experienced birders are welcome. 8-9 a.m. The walk generally lasts about an hour but could go longer depending on the group. Admission $8 adults/$4 children ages 3-12. You may register at the time of the walk or make your reservation online in advance at wellfieldgardens.org/plan-your-visit/saturday-bird-walks or call 574-266-2006.



September 18, Elkhart
Little Sprouts – Observing our Natural World
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Children ages 3-8 learn about the natural world around them through stories, music, games, and activities. Understanding the natural world through exploration of earth, sky, weather, and seasons. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Register online at wellfieldgardens.org/education/youth-family or call 574-266-2006.



September 20-23, Westfield
Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Fall Show
Grand Park Event Center

Fall is the perfect time of year for planting, transplanting, landscape, remodeling, and design/build projects! You will be able to sample and purchase local food and wine, shop with local artists, purchase your autumn decor from local garden centers, find out what’s “on trend” for fall and the upcoming holiday season, plus learn the best ways to extend your outdoor living season. Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission: $10, online: $8 + fees ($9.43 total), children 12 & under are free. For more information, visit SuburbanIndyShows.com or call Donell at 317-908-3815.



September 22-29, Mitchell
72nd Annual Persimmon Festival
Downtown & Spring Mill Park

The merits of persimmons are heralded each fall at the Mitchell Persimmon Festival that celebrates everything persimmon with crafts, arts, food, a community-wide yard sale, motorcycle exhibit, car exhibit, a carnival, and live entertainment, culminating with the grand parade on the closing Saturday. See a historic Pioneer village brought to life as it was in the 1800’s by Tri-Kappa Sorority members and their families at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit persimmonfestival.org, email MitchellPersimmonFestival@gmail.com, or call 812-329-0511.



September 29, Nashville
Wildflower Meadow Workday
Brown County State Park

Come help us spread seeds in the wildflower meadow in hopes making this meadow more beautiful every year! Meet in the wildflower meadow on top of Weedpatch Hill, Across from the fire tower. Hope to see you there! 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, email Patrick Haulter at phaulter@dnr.in.gov or call 812-988-5240.



Sept-Oct. Every Saturday, Muncie
Farmers’ Market
Minnetrista

Connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Don’t forget to stop in The Orchard Shop during your next visit. 8 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit minnetrista.net or call 765-282-4848 or 800-428-5887.

 

October



October 9, Indianapolis
Tidbits and Treasures from Old Garden Books: Carol Michel
Holliday Park Nature Center

Carol Michel is a gardener, garden writer (Indiana Gardening), and award-winning blogger (maydreamsgardens.com).  Carol published her first book Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life in 2017. She has a degree in horticulture from Purdue University, and she mixes humor and horticulture in her presentations. Free and open to the public. 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit indianapolishostasociety.org or contact Pat B. at pwbrummer@sbcglobal.net or call 317-251-6465.



October 16, Elkhart
Little Sprouts Preschool Program – Invasive Species
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Children ages 3-8 learn about the natural world around them through stories, music, games, and activities. Understanding the presence and characteristics of living creatures and plants and much more. 10-11 a.m. Registration required. Register online at wellfieldgardens.org/education/youth-family or call 574-266-2006. m

 

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