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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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Now through September 18, Columbus

Blooms and Butterflies, Franklin Park Conservatory

Spring returns with the emergence of hundreds of butterflies —watch them take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical garden filled with bright blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3 p.m., conservatory is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs adults $13, seniors and students $10, children 3 to 7 $6, 2 and under are free. Visit or call 614-645-8733.


July 1 - August 28 Cleveland

Branch Out, Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Explore a series of interactive tree houses. Tree houses will be installed throughout the garden beckoning guests of all ages to play. Activities and fun facts are interspersed throughout the garden inviting hours of adventure and discovery. This event is continued from May, open during normal garden hours. Free for members, costs $11 non-member adults, $6 non-member children. Call 216-721-1600 or visit


July 24-26, Frankfort

Sunflower Festival, Main Street Downtown Frankfort

Come celebrate the beauty of sunflowers. This fun-filled family event will include arts and crafts, a sunflower show, food, all-day entertainment and a kiddy tractor pull. Friday night will feature the country music band McGuffey Lane. Parade starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday; from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free admission. Visit or call 740-703-4440.


July 28 and 30, Chagrin Falls

A Midsummer's Night Garden Event,Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

The event begins with a midsummer feast. Stroll through the moonlight garden vignettes featuring the sights, sounds, lighting and fragrances of an evening garden. Then witness nature's magic at the luna moth release. You will take home two complimentary plants for your own moonlight garden. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. Costs $55 per person. Contact Auburn Pointe Greenhouse at or call 440-543-7455.




August 7, Toledo

Sunday Short Hort: Urban Gardening, Toledo Botanical Garden

Gain some knowledge, give some time. Get a lesson in plant cultivation from one of Toledo Botanical Garden’s horticulturists followed by a two-hour volunteer session in TBG’s 60-plus acres of lush gardens. Meet at the Urban Garden at 900 Oneida St. From 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 419-536-5566.


August 18, Cincinnati

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Plant Trials Day Symposium, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

This all-day symposium is focused on great garden plants. Top speakers will include Peter Zale of Longwood Gardens and Joe Rothleutner from the Morton Arboretum. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs $49, which will include everything. Visit


August 20, Chesterland

Western Reserve Daylily Society Sale, Chesterland Historical Village Flea Market

Transform your garden with unique bare-root daylily plant divisions donated from Northeast Ohio collector’s gardens especially for this sale. These daylily plant divisions are affordably priced and ready for planting. Whether you are an experienced gardener or new to gardening, you will find that daylilies are easy to grow in our diverse Ohio climate. They are hardy, require little care, and are suitable for all landscapes. Hybrids are available in a rainbow of colors, a variety of shapes and sizes, various fancy eyes and edges, and bloom times from late spring to autumn. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $2 for flea market admission. Held at the corner of Mayfield Rd. and Caves Rd. Call 440-968-3896 or visit


August 21, Akron

Goodyear Band Concert, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a concert by the Stan Hywet Goodyear Concert Band. The band performs a variety of classics and standards on the Ellipse. Enjoy an afternoon of music, and stroll through the gardens before or after the concert. From 3 to 4 p.m. Cost is included in the garden and grounds admission. Visit or call 888-836-5533.



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.