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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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January and February, Troy Township
Ma and Pa’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
Ma and Pa’s

“Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh” excursion begins at Ma and Pa’s 1820s log cabin where you will find various rustic items such as chainsaw-carved bears, log furniture, hunting, fishing, and everything for the rustic home. Then one of their draft horses will pull an old-fashioned sleigh through the woods and fields; during the evening rides, the horses stop so guests can gaze up at the star-filled sky. When the ride has ended, visitors are welcomed back into the cabin for hot chocolate, maple coffee, and cookies. Reservations are required. Family rates start at $20 per adult and $5 to 10 per child, couples’ rate ranges from $50 to 65. Call 440-548-5521, or visit

Through January 6, Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Choo Choo Holiday Show
Krohn Conservatory

Discover the Cincinnati Choo Choo. The Krohn Conservatory showroom will be filled with poinsettias, evergreens, cyclamen, amaryllis, and other favorite holiday plants. The delightful botanical show will be surrounded by miles of train tracks created by the Applied Imagination team. The train display and historical buildings created by Applied Imagination will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of chugging trains and splashing water, with trains overhead and trolleys at your feet. Bring the family to Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive in Eden Park. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 513-421-5707.

January 1-7, Columbus
Merry and Bright Lights
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Feel the spirit of the season surrounded by hundreds of poinsettias and seasonal foliage. Enjoy an array of family activities. Costs adults $14, seniors and students $11, children $7, children under 3 are free. Visit, and call 614-715-8000.

January 5-7 Columbus
Columbus Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Halls C and D

Come see the latest innovations and designs showcased by experts. Bring all your home and garden remodeling questions and be ready to get some expert advice. In addition, feature gardens will be displayed with the newest ideas pertaining to landscape installation, a sure way to catch a glimpse of spring. Friday noon to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs $6 adults, free for children under 18. Call 952-881-5030, or visit


January 6-February 25, Alliance
Bird in Hand
Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens! Enjoy the fresh winter air as you explore the outdoors and connect with nature. Visitors will also enjoy a warm outdoor fire, hot cocoa, and marshmallows for roasting. Bring the whole family to this unique experience! January 6, 2018 through February 25, 2018, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 pm at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance. General admission is $3 per person. Beech Creek members and children ages 2 and younger receive free admission. For more information, visit

January 13, Dayton
Winter Tree ID Workshop
Cox Arboretum MetroPark: Mead Westvaco Theatre

Learn how to identify more than 20 native trees by their twig, bark, and other winter characteristics. Discover pioneer, wildlife, and commercial uses for each tree while sharing stories of folklore. Each participant will receive a winter tree identification notebook with everything needed to get started identifying trees. Weather dependent. For ages 14 and up. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Costs $10. Register at, or call 937-275-7275.

January 20, Logan
Annual Winter Hike at Hocking Hills State Park
Old Man’s Cave Hocking Hills

Enjoy winter’s splendor on this 6-mile trek from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave. Layered clothing and good footwear recommended. Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation. Transportation is provided back to the parking area at Old Man’s Cave. From 9 to 11 a.m. Call 740-385-6842.

January 20, Fairlawn
Design and Beyond: A Garden Symposium
Our Lady of the Cedars

The Summit County Master Gardeners present “Design and Beyond: A Garden Symposium,” on Saturday, Jan. 20 at Our Lady of the Cedars, 507 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Fairlawn. The keynote speaker will be Paul Zammit, the Nancy Eaton director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden, who will discuss, “The Heart and Soul of the Garden.” From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $50. Visit, email, or call 330-928-GROW (4769).

January 23, Dayton
Adult Nature Walk
Eastwood MetroPark: First Parking Lot

Come and explore nature with MetroPark volunteers and other curious adults on this weekly, relaxed adventure. For ages 18 and up. From 9 to 11 a.m. Free. Call 937-275-7275.

January 26-28, Cincinnati
Greater Cincinnati Remodeling Expo
Sharonville Convention Center

This three-day comprehensive event is full of innovative displays of the latest trends in design and product offerings. Bring all your gardening and home improvement questions and have them answered by the experts. Friday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs $5 adults, free for children under 18. Free parking. Call 952-881-5030, or visit

January 27- March 4, Cleveland
Orchid Mania
Cleveland Botanical Garden

Thousands of orchids of practically every shape, color, size, and smell will bring your senses to life during one of the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most treasured traditions. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9.p.m.; Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. Costs adults $11, children 3 to 12 $6, children 2 and under are free. Free for CBG and Holden Arboretum members. Visit, or call 216-721-1600.


February 7-March 14, Cincinnati
Landscaping for the Homeowner Series
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Learn everything to get up to speed regarding bed preparation, plant selection, maintenance, and more. Dates, details, costs and registration at, or call 513-281-4700.

February 2-11, Cleveland
The Great Big Home and Garden Show
Cleveland’s IX Center

At The Great Big Home and Garden Show you can explore more than 600 exhibits and engage with hundreds of home and garden experts. You can also view unique themed gardens. Celebrities such as Matt Fox from the PBS show “Around the House with Matt and Shari,” celebrity chefs, home improvement experts, and landscape design professionals will also be on hand. Costs adults $15, seniors (65 and up) $11, children 6 to 12 $5, children 5 and under are free. Visit, or call 440-248-5729.


February 10, Massillon
Garden Symposium
R.G. Drage Career Technical Center

Learn gardening tips, watch cooking demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops as you become inspired at this annual symposium! Expert speakers from all over the state are brought together to offer their experience and knowledge on numerous gardening topics. Other activities include Q & A panels, book sale, garden vendors, raffle baskets, and networking opportunities. Registration is required. The cost to attend is $48 per person and $38 for Beech Creek members and horticulture students. Additional costs may apply. February 10, 2018 from 8 am to 4 pm at R.G. Drage Career Center in Massillon. For more information or to register, visit or call (330) 829-7050.

February 24, Medina
Medina County Master Gardener Volunteers’ Spring Workshop
A.I. Root Candle Company, Community Room

The Medina County Master Gardener Volunteers present their spring workshop “The Resilient Garden: Successfully Integrating Native Plants into Your Landscape.” From 9 a.m. to noon at the A.I. Root Candle Company Community Room, at 640 West Liberty Street, Medina. Visit or call Extension coordinator Ashley Kulhanek at 330-722-4911 ext. 106, Sheryl Henslee at 330-722-7492, or Barbara Brodie at 330-887-3042.


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