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Upcoming Events for Ohio

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.






June 17, Mansfield
Wine Walk
Kingwood Center Gardens

What could be better than strolling through Kingwood Center Gardens’ estate while tasting top Ohio wines and gourmet food prepared by local chefs? Sample wines from 1285, Blue Barn, Cypress Cellars, Humble Bee, Troutman, and Wishmaker House. Participating chefs will be from Altered Eats, Fast Eddies, Ooh La La, and Wishmaker House. From 5 to 9 p.m. Early-bird price is $30 by June 1; $35 after June 1. Visit kingwoodcenter.org, or call 419-522-0211.


June 21, Burton
Gardens Galore, Art and More
Historical Society’s Century Village

Geauga County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their plant sale offering annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants, shrubs, and exotics. Many of the plants come from Master Gardeners’ personal flowerbeds. Art, container arrangements, and whimsical garden chairs will also be offered. Bring your garden tools and get them sharpened for a small fee. Complimentary refreshments and free parking. Call 440-834-4656, or visit geauga.osu.edu.


June 21, Geauga County
Geauga County Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale
Burton Century Village

The Geauga County Master Gardeners will hold their plant sale on Wednesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Burton Century Village. The sale will feature various plants for sale, Master Gardener created garden art, desserts, and tool sharpening for a small fee. Gift cards available for purchase at Burton Floral and Garden, 13020 Kinsman Rd. or The OSU Extension Patterson Center. Free admission and free parking. Contact 440-834-4656 or lwirth@windstream.net, visit geauga.osu.edu.


June 24-25, Columbus
German Village Haus und Garten Tour
German Village Society Meeting Haus

The 58th tour will welcome visitors to the village for a day-long celebration of renowned designs, enchanting gardens, and award-winning restorations. Your ticket gives you access to homes and gardens selected to showcase both German Village’s ongoing historic preservation efforts and the innovative and inspirational interior design and landscaping efforts of its residents. On Saturday from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit germanvillage.com, or call 614-221-8888.


June 24, Akron
Summit County Master Gardeners’ Tour of Gardens
Various locations

The Summit County Master Gardeners host their Tour of Gardens, which will highlight six gardens. Online registration begins May 1 at SummitMasterGardeners.org. Costs $20 for the tour. The Patron Event, “Toast to the Tour,” features a secret garden reception on Friday evening June 23. Visit SummitMasterGardeners.org, or contact katharine.blair@gmail.com, or 330-592-4412.




July 7-9, Findlay
Flagcity Daylily Tour
Findlay area

This second annual tour features six (two new) daylily gardens in and around Findlay. Each garden has its own special personality. Tour at your leisure and see at least 3,000 different daylilies. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Free event. Visit Flag City Daylily Tour on Facebook, pplantpeddler.com, or contact Mike at anders@findlay.edu, or call 419-889-8827.


July 8-9, Mansfield
Ohio Lily Society Show
Kingwood Center

The Ohio Lily Society will host its 2017 Lily Show in the Carriage House. OLS members will be present to answer questions about the show, the entries, or to provide advice about growing lilies. Visitors to the show are frequently impressed with the large amount of lily cultivars available. From 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entry to the show is free with Kingwood Center admission. Visit kingwoodcenter.org, or call 419-522-0211.


July 8, Mansfield
Ohio Daylily Society Show
Kingwood Center

The Ohio Daylily Society (ohiodaylilysociety.org) will host their annual daylily show from noon to 4 p.m. This is a great time to add some unusual form and color to your summer garden. Entry to the show is free with Kingwood Center admission. Visit kingwoodcenter.org, or call 419-522-0211.


July 14-16, Rockbridge
Bishop Educational Gardens

This is the ultimate festival for flower and art lovers. Lilyfest is held annually and features multiple flower gardens cared for by local gardeners. On Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free, but donations are appreciated. Visit lilyfest.com, or call 740-969-2873.


July 15, Delaware
Gardening and Arts Festival
Scioto Gardens

Join this celebration of art in the garden. Dozens of local artists, craftsmen, and musicians welcome guests throughout this uniquely natural nursery setting. Native and unusual plants are available for sale along with the work of many fine artists. Great music and local food are available; free gardening workshops to give you guidance in the art of gardening are offered throughout the day. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Call 740-363-8264, or visit sciotogardens.com.


July 13-August 31, Toledo
Jazz in the Garden
Toledo Botanical Garden

Schedule to be determined, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Held every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Costs $10 general admission, $5 TBG members, kids under 12 are free, season passes available. Call 419-536-5566, or visit toledogarden.org.


July 16, Columbus
Annual WesterFlora Garden Tour
Westerville area

This is a great opportunity to tour some of Westerville’s most beautiful residential gardens. Talented musicians, singers, and a cappella groups will perform at selected properties. From 1 to 7 p.m. Free of charge, open to the public, and family friendly. Visit westerflora.com, or call 614-891-5599.




August 2, Mansfield
Hampstead Stage Company Presents Pinocchio
Kingwood Center

This traveling theatre company, which has been performing around the country for 30 years, will bring life to the beloved story of “Pinocchio.” This live performance will begin at 6 p.m. in the courtyard. Children of all ages will enjoy this adaptation of the classic tale. Tickets cost $5 per person, which includes admission. Tickets may be purchased at kingwoodcenter.org, in advance by calling 419-522-0211, or at the door if available.


August 5, Springfield
Snyder Park Garden and Arboretum Jubilee
Snyder Park Garden and Arboretum

Are you looking for a “must-see” family event and want to learn about gardening? Adults and youth will enjoy the jubilee and the beauty of the Snyder Park Garden and Arboretum. Events include demonstrations by Master Gardener Volunteers, children’s activities, research plots, various garden displays, vendors, and more. From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. This is the first “jubilee” at the new location 1900 Snyder Park Road, Springfield. Sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension, Clark County. Contact Janet Wasko Myers at 937-521-3873, or email myers.31@osu.edu.


August 5-October 1, Mansfield
Ribbit the Exhibit
Kingwood Center

A remarkable exhibit of larger-than-life copper frog sculptures by J.A. Cobb will be on display in the gardens. For all ages – these whimsical sculptures are like nothing else you have ever seen. Along with this display there will be many educational opportunities and activities for children Admission costs $5. For details visit kingwoodcenter.org, or call 419-522-0211.


August 18-19, Reynoldsburg
Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Huber Park

Annually for more than 45 years now, the citizens of Reynoldsburg have organized the Tomato Festival in celebration and remembrance of a 1965 proclamation from the Franklin County Historical Society naming Reynoldsburg as the birthplace of the commercial tomato. Each year the festival draws thousands of people from all over the state who want to enjoy homegrown family fun through tomato displays, contests, concessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. On Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org, or call 614-866-4888.


August 20, Columbus
Jorgensen Farms

Jorgensen Farms offers a special dinner crafted by local luminaries featuring food grown on the farm and by select central Ohio producers. Held from 5 to 8 p.m. Costs adults $95. Seats are limited. Visit jorgensen-farms.com to register, or call 614-855-2697.


August 26-27, Mansfield
Mansfield Men’s Garden Club Fall Harvest Show
Kingwood Center

Area gardeners are invited to show their best vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs, houseplants, and floral arrangements and compete for prizes in many categories. Entry to the show is free with garden admission. Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit kingwoodcenter.org, or call 419-522-0211.