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Upcoming Events for Ohio

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April 30-May 1, Westerville

Inniswood Spring Plant Sale, Inniswood Metro Gardens

Purchase plants for your garden at the Inniswood Spring Plant Sale. The sale offers a broad selection of perennials, annuals and herbs. Sponsored by the Inniswood Volunteers, Inc., and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit. Free admission. Held on Saturday April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit or


May 1, Toledo

Sunday Hort Short, Toledo Botanical Garden

Gain a lesson in the topic of using tropicals as annuals followed by a two-hour volunteer session in the Toledo Botanical Garden’s 60-plus acres of gardens. Meet at the Crosby Conference Center on the main campus, 9:30 a.m. to noon, call 419-536-5566 or visit


May 5-7 Columbus

Chadwick Arboretum Spring Plant Sale, NW corner of Lane Ave. and Fred Taylor Dr.

Thursday, May 5, is member’s night beginning at 5:30 p.m., auction starts at 6 p.m., featuring live music and food. Open to the public Friday and Saturday. Consider becoming a member and support this 16-acre arboretum in the middle of the city (plus you will get a 10 percent discount at the plant sale). The sale will include trees, shrubs, perennials, tropicals, annuals, flowering baskets, vegetables and more. Auction at noon every day, visit or call 614-688-3479.


May 7, Geauga County

How to Create a Cutting Garden, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds)

Geauga County Master Gardeners will explain how to successfully design and grow a cutting garden with annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses and wildflowers. Learn secrets to arranging flowers, and then use class materials to design a bouquet of your own to take home, just in time for Mother’s Day. Class is held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. From 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registration is appreciated. Costs $35. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Mail checks payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Visit


May 11, Cleveland

S-HORT Class: Container Arrangement Workshop, Cleveland Botanic Garden

You may already have a hypertufa from the workshop on April 9, now make an arrangement in your new unique container for your garden. Dress for a mess and bring gardening gloves and a trowel. Planting materials included. No hypertufa? No worries — bring a container from home and create an arrangement. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Costs $30 members, $45 non-members. Call 216-721-1600 or visit to register.


May 1 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.


May 7-8, Cleveland

Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging Show, Cleveland Botanical Garden

This Mother’s Day weekend, enjoy a display of beautiful arrangements created by members of Ikebana International Cleveland Chapter 20, and students from the three schools of Ohara, Ikebono and Sogetsu. Free for members, free with garden admission for non-members. Call 216-721-1600 or visit


May 21 through August 28, Cleveland

Branch Out, Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Explore a series of interactive tree houses at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Tree houses will be installed throughout the garden. Activities and facts are interspersed throughout the garden inviting adventure and discovery. Open during normal garden hours. Free for members, costs $11 non-member adults, $6 non-member children. Call 216-721-1600 or visit


May 25, Geauga County

Right Rose, Right Place, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds)

Geauga County Master Gardeners present Ohio rose authority and author Peter Schneider, who will teach you how to grow roses with confidence. Class is held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. From 7 to 9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registration is appreciated. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Costs $15. Mail checks payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Visit





June 2-5, Gambier

Annual Open House, Schnormeier Gardens

This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the spectacular Schnormeier Gardens, located on 75 acres in central Ohio. The garden has a distinct Asian flavor featuring a variety of plantings, including rare conifers. The focal point of the property is the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home (interior not part of the public tour). Tours are self-guided. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schnormeier Gardens are located at 8701 Layman Road, Gambier. Reservations are not required, although advance notice of groups visiting by bus would be appreciated. Free and open to the public (donations welcome). Visit or call Carol Garner at 740-397-7698.


June 8, Wooster

Summer Pruning Workshop, Secrest Arboretum

Class will begin with lessons on tool care and sharpening, and then participants will head out to the arboretum for a hands-on discussion of proper pruning techniques. If you have questions about when and how much to prune, or feel a little unsure when pruning, this class is for you. Register early, class size is limited. From 8 a.m. to noon. Costs $25. Contact Paul Snyder at or 330-263-3761.


June 11, Reynoldsburg

Miniature Garden Class, Fisher’s Gardens

Please bring your own container (12-by-12-inches) or purchase one from Fisher’s Gardens supply. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Class fee of $10 includes instruction and soil; all plants and embellishments are extra. Registerin advance by calling 614-861-5700 and visit


June 11, Columbus

Westgate Home and Garden Tour, Westgate Neighborhood

Long known by west-side residents as the hidden gem in the historic Hilltop area of Columbus, Westgate is just now becoming known to the rest of the city for its quiet picturesque streets, wood-frame Craftsman-style cottages and limestone-accented houses, and its welcoming community feel. Past tours have included a backyard that contained an organic vegetable garden that produced well beyond what the resident family of five could consume. From 2 to 6 p.m. Costs $10 to $12. Tour begins at 2925 West Broad St. Visit or call 614-325-2440.


June 11, Chesterland

Perennial Party, Bremec Garden Center

The Western Reserve Daylily Society is joining Bremec Garden Center for a Perennial Party celebration and daylily plant sale and raffle, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bremec’s. Unique bare-root daylily plant divisions will be on sale. In addition to the daylily plant sale and raffle, the event includes giveaways and a free hands-on workshop and demonstration. Held rain or shine. At Bremec Garden Center, 12265 Chillicothe Rd. Visit, or call 440-729-2122.


June 15-30, Columbus

Peak Bloom, Columbus Park of Roses

More than 12,500 roses will be in peak bloom starting in mid-June. Besides the beautiful roses, the perennial and herb gardens will also be in bloom. Free admission. Located at 3901 North High Street, Columbus. Visit


June 18, Miami County

Miami County in Bloom Garden Tour, Miami County area

Tour six gardens in Miami County. Each garden has a water feature in a unique setting — from koi ponds, fountains or rivers nearby. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at four locations throughout Miami County, including The Ohio State University Extension Office at the Miami County courthouse in Troy. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at any of the six participating gardens. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $15 the day of the tour. Visit, call 937-440-3945 or email Amanda Bennett at


June 25, Wooster

Propagation Workshop — Cuttings, Secrest Arboretum Nursery

This workshop is designed to teach cutting propagation of woody plants. Participants will have the opportunity to practice taking and making cuttings, and will take those cuttings home. From 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Paul Snyder at or call 330-263-3761.


June 25 and 29, Geauga County

Decorative Cement Leaves, Parts 1 and 2, Geauga County area

Geauga County Master Gardeners will host this hands-on class creating decorative cement leaves. You will begin by visiting Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik’s garden. Under her guidance you’ll select a leaf from hostas, elephant ears or other plants, and then learn how to make a mold and cast the leaf in cement. You will release the leaf from its mold at the second class and prep it for a decorative finish. All materials, except for decorative finishes, are provided. Class is held offsite (contact Geauga MGs for details and directions). Part one takes place on Saturday June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, and part two takes place on Wednesday June 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Advanced registration and prepayment required. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Costs $50. Mail checks payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Visit



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