Subscribe Now
Give a Gift
Preview the magazine before you buy.
Read a FREE issue online!
Indiana Gardening Cover




Upcoming Events for Indiana

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to





March 3-10, Indianapolis
Bulb Show
Garfield Park Conservatory

It is springtime at the Garfield Conservatory. Come see a stunning display of tulips and other spring blooms against the backdrop of the permanent tropical collection. Bulb sale on March 11 at 10 a.m. Show is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 each, $10 per family (two adults max.), children under 2 free. Visit or call 317-327-7220.


March 6, Indianapolis
Herb of the Year 2017
Clay Township Center

Come celebrate the Herb of the Year 2017, cilantro/coriander. Perfect for an early spring night, you’ll go home with lots of information to start your cilantro/coriander garden. Why are we putting cilantro and coriander together? You’ll have to come to the presentations to learn. Members will present information on the propagation, cultivation, culinary and medicinal uses of the herb as well as its history. Public is welcome. Refreshments provided prior to meeting. Presentations begin at 6:45 p.m. Visit or call 317-253-9381.


March 11-19, Indianapolis
Indiana Flower and Patio Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds

“Making Magic Happen,” the Indiana Flower and Patio show, is a magical experience for show goers. The show will feature 40-plus showcase exhibitor gardens crafted by many of Indiana’s premier landscapers, hundreds of finer outdoor living experts, and thousands of ideas to take home.There is truly something for everyone, indoors and out. Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the show box office admission is $14, children 12 and under free. March 13, Monday, senior day is $10. A $3-discount printable coupon is available online. Visit Email questions to or call 317-705-8719.


March 11, Indianapolis
Herb Workshop 2017
Garfield Park Conservatory

Members of the Herb Society of Central Indiana will present an adult workshop about blending and making herbal teas. We will also speak about the herb of the year coriander/cilantro and the April Herb Symposium. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Visit or call 317-327-7184.


March 13, Fort Wayne
Garden Volunteer Orientation
Learning Center Salomon Farm Park

Salomon Farm Park has two gardens and an orchard that are planned, grown and harvested completely through a group of dedicated volunteers. The produce is shared among the volunteers, sold at the farmers’ market to benefit the gardens, and serves as a focal point for teaching children and adults about composting, gardening and enjoying a variety of locally grown produce. The gardeners meet every Monday and Thursday morning from April through October. You do not have to commit to the whole season or all the days to participate. No need to be a Master Gardener either, as this is a great opportunity to learn gardening knowledge and advanced skills. All experience levels are welcome. If you are interested in volunteering in Salomon Farm Park’s gardens, please attend this volunteer orientation; you will meet some current volunteers, get a tour of the gardens, and learn what we need help with. Contact Kellie Adkins at or 260-427-6005.


March 14, Zionsville
Spring Fling
Sullivan Munce Center

Back by popular demand, the entertaining Dr. Mark Windham, a professor and distinguished chair in ornamental pathology at the University of Tennessee, returns to the Indianapolis Rose Society. Mark has been conducting research on roses for more than 25 years. He will present an educational and entertaining program on soil, rose planting, and the latest breakthroughs on rose rosette disease. Free and open to the public. Arrive early, the program starts at 7 p.m. Visit or call 317-902-6016.


March 15, Brownsburg
Warm-Weather Vegetables, Insects and Diseases 101
Brownsburg Library

In this second food raising series; warm-weather vegetable gardening is covered. Learn what cultivars to select, when to harvest, and about insect pests and disease prevention. Plus, get great hints to make the whole process easy. Master Gardener Colletta Kosiba shares 30 years of experience. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Call 317-852-3167.


March 18-26, Chicago
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Navy Pier

The Chicago Flower and Garden show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardeners. Whether in a backyard, kitchen or rooftop, this is where green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun. The show features more than 20 gardens, dozens of inspirational and educational speakers and daily hands-on activities for gardeners of all ages and experience levels. Tickets online are $16 adult anytime, $14 adult weekday, $5 children ages 4 to 12. Online discounts are available for groups and scouts. Visit or call 312-241-1250.


March 18-April 2, Indianapolis
Gnomes Sweet Gnome
Garfield Conservatory

“Gnome Away from Home: Gnomes Sweet Gnome” is the name of this whimsical display. Garden gnomes from far and wide have gathered at the conservatory. This year, visitors can enjoy a glimpse of everyday gnome life. Contact the conservatory for information about loaning your gnome to be part of the display. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Costs $4 each, $10 per family (two adults max.), children under 2 free. Visit or call 317-327-7220.


March 25, Martinsville
Master Gardeners Gardenfest and Pansy Sale
Hoosier Harvest Church

The Morgan County Master Gardeners Gardenfest is a one-day public free event featuring a pansy sale and more than 30 garden-related vendors. Speakers include Brambleberry Farm on “Permaculture, Tools and Approaches,” and Joni James on “Ideas for Creating a Backyard or Land that Attracts Wildlife.” There are free seed and native tree give-a-ways. Pansy sale proceeds benefit MCMG projects including community demonstration garden, Boys and Girls Club of Mooresville, and a Purdue scholarship. Location: 4085 Leonard Road. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Visit or contact Ruth Pelouch at or call 765-342-9151.




April 1, Indianapolis
Kids’ Workshop
Garfield Park Conservatory

The Herb Society of Indiana will host a kids’ workshop, for children ages 6 to 12. Have some fun learning about herbs and how to grow them. Handouts and recipes on making different kinds of herb gardens (such as salsa, pizza, and more). Each child will take home a small container garden to watch it grow. Goodies provided. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Visit or call 317-327-7184.


April 8, Noblesville
Annual Spring Symposium
Hamilton County Fairgrounds

The Herb Society of Central Indiana hosts their Annual Spring Symposium featuring “Herbal Duet in C: Coriander and Cilantro, the Herb of the Year.” The symposium includes informative and entertaining speakers, herbal snacks and luncheon, plant and herb vendors and silent auction. From 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Visit herbsocietyofcentralindiana.orgor call 317-253-9381.


April 8, Lebanon
Fairgrounds Community Building

Gardenfest is a yard, garden, and horticulture show sponsored by the Boone County Master Gardeners. There will be a multitude of exhibitors, speakers and door prizes awarded throughout the day. Free native trees will be given away, while supplies last. Healthy food and snacks will be available for purchase. Master Gardener experts will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs $2. Visit or call 765-482-0750.

April 8, Valparaiso
Wild Edibles Presentation
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

Build your confidence and competence in identifying, gathering, and eating wild edibles. From 9 a.m. to noon. Costs $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Call 219-462-0025, email or visit


April 22-23, Indianapolis
Orchid Show
Garfield Park Conservatory

The Garfield Park Conservatory will be filled with many displays of blooming orchids from across the Midwest, all competing for awards. Come check out this annual event presented by the Central Indiana Orchid Society. Vendors will be available with orchids for sale. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $4 each, $10 family (two adults max), children under 2 free. Visit or call 317-327-7220.


April 29, Alexandria
Indiana Garden School V
Madison County 4-H Fairground Building

The Madison County Master Gardener’s Indiana Garden School V will offer a day of education and entertainment. Speakers include Colleta Kosiba on “101 Landscaping Ideas,” Jen Rankin discussing “Palette Pleasing Pallets,” Ronda Hamm on “Pest or Beneficial,” Megan Dillon talking about “10 Ways to Manage Wildlife and Native Plants,” and Indiana Gardening’s “Ask the Expert” columnist Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on “Edible Landscaping.” Make-and-take workshops include vermi-composting, tissue paper roll wall art, and old fence wood signs. The seminar costs $35 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments); workshops are a separate cost of $5 per class. Sign in starts at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and the event lasts until late in the day. Held at the Madison County 4-H Fairground Building, 512 East 4th Street, Alexandria, IN 46001. Contact Sylvia Finney, 5215 N. Nebo Road, Muncie, IN 47304, or email, or call 765-282-0100.


April 29-30, Indianapolis
Bi-Annual Flower Show
Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Garden Club will hold its bi-annual flower show in coordination with the Indianapolis Museum of Art at the Deer Zink Pavilion. There will be many beautiful displays of floral design and horticulture. This year’s theme is “Through the Looking Glass,” and the displays will be inspired by the story of “Alice in Wonderland.” Open to the public. On April 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; on April 30, noon to 5 p.m. Contact Mary Grein at or 317-847-5867.



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.