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June 6-30
Annual Open House
Schnormeier Gardens
This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the spectacular Schnormeier Gardens, which have a distinct Asian flavor. Located on 75 acres, the gardens feature 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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., reservations are not required, although advance notice of groups visiting by bus would be appreciated. Free and open to the public (donations welcome). For more information, visit or call 740-427-2612.

June 8 Columbus
Perennial Plant Identification
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Learn how to identify many perennials through a slide show introduction and walk around the grounds of Franklin Park. Examine perennials and learn techniques to use to identify as you explore. Dress for the weather as you will be outside during a portion of the class. $20; $15 for members. 10 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 614-715-8022.

June 12 Wooster
Tree Walk
Seaman Orientation Plaza
Monthly tree walks feature all things trees!  A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather. 1-2 p.m. No reservations required. For more information, contact Paul Snyder at 330-263-3761 or

June 15 Troy
In the Garden Seminar
Bravo Room, Hobart Arena
Topics will cover diversifying your landscape, new conifers, encouraging communities to support pollinators, and others. $40 per person (includes Continental breakfast, lunch & refreshments, handouts, door prizes); master gardeners receive $8 discount. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Bennett at 937-440-3945.

June 18 Cleveland
Bees and Butterflies and You
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Pollinators and other beneficial insects are an integral part of a balanced ecosystem. Learn how you can welcome pollinators to your yard and help restore the balance for pollinators and plants. Hear from representatives of local chapters of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, The Sierra Club, Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability and Holden Forests & Gardens. 6-7:30 p.m. $10 per person

June 19 Wooster
Guided Summer Walk
Seaman Orientation Plaza
Guided arboretum walks call your attention to seasonal treasures and best practices for the landscape. Come enjoy the afternoon with us! 2-3 p.m. Please dress for the weather. No charge. For more information, visit

June 22 Cleveland
From Garden to Vase – An Introduction to Cut Flower Gardening
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Whether you grow your flowers in a container or across acres, this class will teach you the basics of growing a cut flower garden. Join Johansen for a tour of the gardens where she will provide examples of ideal flowers for plant selection and care as well as how to harvest your flowers. Instructor: Robin Johansen, horticulturalist. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 per member, $35 per nonmember. For more information, visit

July 21Westerville
28th Annual WesterFlora Garden Tour – "The Spirit of WesterFlora"
Select gardens will feature musicians, singers and artists. Public welcome, free of charge. Noon-6 p.m. For more information, visit

August 14-October 23
Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training
OSU Extension in partnership with the Medina County Park District
The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program seeks to train nature-loving citizens who wish to learn more about nature and volunteer in their community. The program, offered by OSU Extension in partnership with Medina County Parks, aims to prepare knowledgeable volunteers to educate the public and promote awareness and citizen stewardship of Ohio’s natural resources. Participants receive classroom and field-based instruction on topics such as wildlife, insects, wetlands, ecology, geology, nature interpretation, and more, all taught by state and local experts. Classes run 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at various Medina County locations. The deadline to register is July 5. Cost is $250 per person and includes the full series of classes, training materials, snacks, and tools. After training is complete, participants are encouraged to apply to be volunteers for Medina County Parks or other organizations supporting environmental missions to put their new knowledge to use in the community. For more information, visit, email, or call the OSU Extension Office at 330-725-4911.

September 28-29 Barberton
29th Annual Mum Fest
Lake Anna Park
Lake Anna Park will explode with color as 17,000 chrysanthemums show off more than a million blooms in a rainbow of colors. The weekend will be filled with free family activities. Entertainment will include water ski shows canoe races on Lake Anna, roving entertainers, food vendors, sand sculpting, and more. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Lewis at 330-861-7118 or email