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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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August 19, Alliance
Garden Tea Party
Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Spend the afternoon relaxing with your friends and family at this annual garden tea party. Enjoy flavorful teas, tasty treats, and good company. Following tea time, have fun creating your own nature-inspired art project to take home. Space is limited, so reserve your seats early. The cost to attend is $25 per person, and $20 per person for Beech Creek members. August 19, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance. For more information or to register, visit or call (330) 829-7050.

August 19, Columbus
Jorgensen Farms

Girasole, Italian for “sunflower dinner,” will include a farm tour, appetizers, dinner, and dessert at one of Jorgensen’s stunning venues. For adults only and is BYOB. 5-8 p.m. $95, seats are limited. For more information, visit to or call 614-855-2697.

August 30, Cincinnati
Plant Trials Day Symposium
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The zoo’s Plant Trials Day has become the premier horticultural symposium in the Midwest, bringing the nation’s top plant experts to regional audiences to enjoy. This year will be one of our best. Perhaps America’s most in-demand speaker, Tony Avent will be joining us for two talks. Andrew Bunting, whose sterling career includes curator at Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore, Penn., and who now serves as director of horticulture at Chicago Botanic Garden, will also be speaking. There will be other exciting speakers we cannot yet announce. Buy your ticket early. This is sure to sell out! 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $99. For more information, visit




September 7-8, Mansfield
Ohio State African Violet Society Sale
Kingwood Center

Visit or call 419-522.-211 for more details and information.

September 14-16, Albany
20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival
Lake Snowden

This fun-filled, educational event celebrates one of North America’s native fruit trees, pawpaw. Often compared to banana, the pawpaw is considered the state fruit of Ohio. Enjoy learning about the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, quality entertainment, and unique arts and crafts. Friday 4 p.m.-midnight, Saturday 10 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekend pass $30, day pass $15, seniors/military $10/day pass $20/weekend pass, kids 12 and under free. For more information, visit or call 740-698-6060.

September 14, Mansfield
Bulb Sale
Kingwood Center

Visit or call 419-522-0211 for more details and information.

September 18-20, London
Farm Science Review
Molly Karen Farm

This is one of Ohio’s premier outdoor agricultural and industry trade shows and this year’s exhibit is 20 acres larger than last year. Tickets $7 online or at OSU Extension offices, $10 at the gate, children ages 5 and under are free. For more information, visit or call OSU Extension Clark County at 937-521-3860.

September 22, Burton
Terrariums: A Make and Take Class
Geauga County OSU Extension Office

Terrariums are fun and easy to create and can be made in a variety of sizes. We will provide history, fundamental guidelines, supplies (planting medium, terrarium plants, and containers), and step-by-step instructions so you can create your own miniature garden and take it home, 10 a.m.-noon, $35, walk-ins welcome but please register in advance by calling 440-834-4656.

September 29, Warren County
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Sale
EcOhio Farm

The sale will include a great selection of healthy, reasonably priced native plants. Proceeds benefit the zoo’s native plant program. Event includes guided tours of the wetland by zoo staff (come prepared with sturdy shoes, sunscreen, long pants, bug spray, and binoculars). 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, visit



October 4, Dayton
Montgomery County OSU Master Gardeners Program
Wegerzyn Gardens Metro Park

Brent Heath is a third-generation bulb grower and co-owner with his wife Becky, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Brent will be sharing his love of gardening in two sessions: Bulbs as Companion Plants and Living Flower Arrangements with Layers of Bulbs). Master gardeners will earn 3.0 CEUs for attending both sessions. 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $10 for public and free to master gardeners. Registration opens August 1 and goes through September 26. For additional information, contact Kim Hupman, OSU Extension, at

October 19-21, Coshocton
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Historic Roscoe Village

Host to a wide variety of artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds, and scents of autumn. Contests, educational and entertaining outdoor demonstrations, and strolling characters throughout the weekend. Special feature includes a Spirit of Roscoe tour and lots of children’s activities. $5/ticket 12 years and older. For more information, call 800-877-1830 or visit

October 20, Burton
All About Indoor and Tropical Plants
Geauga County OSU Extension Office

Jeff Giff, owner of Lowe’s Greenhouse, Florist & Gift Shop in Bainbridge, will discuss everything you need to know to be successful at growing indoor plants. He will cover the details of general houseplant care, show a few examples of plants that are easy to maintain and talk about the resurgence of popularity of indoor gardening, 9 a.m.-noon, $15 (20% discount for Geauga County Master Gardeners), walk-ins welcome but please register in advance by calling 440-834-4656.

October 20-21, Mansfield
The Great Pumpkin Glow
Kingwood Center

Visit or call 419-522-0211 for more details and information. m


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