Upcoming Events for Ohio

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April 1-30 Cincinnati

Zoo Blooms,
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Zoo Blooms delivers not only the region’s largest tulip display, but also hundreds of trees and shrubs in full regalia. See magnolias, cherries, crabapples, serviceberries, viburnums, other bulbs and loads of perennials all in their spring glory. Generally, the best tulip display is around the middle of April, but peak varies depending on weather. Each week all through spring the landscape continuously changes as the many plants of the extensive collection come into bloom. Consider visiting several times. Free with zoo admission, visit cincinnatizoo.org or call 513-281-4700.

April 2-30 Cincinnati

Tunes and Blooms,
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Enjoy an evening of music while strolling through the botanical gardens. Thursdays, after 5 p.m. Free admission into the zoo (limited exhibits open), music in the gardens from 6-8 p.m. Free. For more info visit cincinnatizoo.org or call 513-281-4700.

April 19 Coshocton

Blossom and Branch Bash,
Clary Gardens Annual Open House, Clary Gardens
Enjoy guided tours, historical interpretations, light refreshments, entertainment and mini workshops at Clary Gardens. Venture off on your own and enjoy the serenity of a woodland trail. Check out the new happenings in the garden. From 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free event open to the public. Contact Chris Campbell at 740-622-6524, email events@clarygardens.org or visit clarygardens.org for more information.

April 19-30 Coshocton

Bulbs in Bloom,
Clary Gardens
Visit Clary Gardens from mid-April through May to see hundreds of colorful bulbs in bloom. Come see the daffodils kick off this burst of spring color followed by more daffodils and candy-colored tulips. Contact Chris Campbell at 740-622-6524, email events@clarygardens.org or visit clarygardens.org for more information.

April 18 Cleveland

“From Garden to Table” Vegetable Gardening Symposium,
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Continuing education credits are available for Master Gardeners. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Details for the 2015 symposium will be announced, go to cuyahogamg.org or call 216-429-8200.

April 25 Newark

Arbor Day Festival,
Dawes Arboretum
Arbor Day is a celebration of trees and nature presented by Park National Bank. Expect a day with lots of hands-on learning opportunities for families including crafts, displays and tree climbing. A very special animal encounter by friends at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will happen at noon and 1 p.m. The arboretum will feature a plant sale offering a variety of nursery plants. The first 250 families have an opportunity to take home their own tree to plant in honor of Arbor Day. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For more information go to dawesarb.org or call 800-44-DAWES.

May 6 Akron

Growing Terrific Tomatoes, Springfield Community/Senior Center
The Community Gardening Committee of the Summit County Master Gardeners will be partnering with the Parks Department of Richfield and Springfield to present a series of talks on vegetable gardening. “Growing Terrific Tomatoes” will be presented by Lee Paulson. At 7 p.m., 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron 44312. Free. For more information contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.

May 7-9 Columbus

Chadwick Arboretum Annual Spring Plant Sale, NW corner of Lane Ave. and Fred Taylor Dr.
Thursday, May 7, is member’s night beginning at 5:30 p.m., auction at 6 p.m., featuring live music and food. Open to the public Friday and Saturday. The sale will include unique trees, shrubs, perennials, tropicals, annuals, flowering baskets, vegetables and more. Auction at noon every day. Visit chadwickarboretum.osu.edu or call 614-688-3479 for more information.

May 9-10 Cleveland

Ikebana-The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging Show, Cleveland Botanical Garden
This will be an exhibit display of arrangements created by members of the Ohara, Ikenobo and Sogetsu school of Ikebana International Cleveland Chapter 20. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free with garden admission, no registration required. Call 216-721-1600.

May 13 Chesterland

Western Reserve Daylily Society’s Plant Sale and Perennial Party, Bremec Garden Center

The Western Reserve Daylily Society’s plant sale and perennial party will be hosted by Bremec Garden Center, 12265 Chillicothe Road (Rt. 306), Chesterland, OH 44026 on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The event features hybrid plant sales and workshops. Call Rae Dickens at 440-968-3986 or email wrds.daylily@gmail.com.

May 15-17 Cleveland

Annual Plant Sale, the Holden Arboretum’s Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Find a great selection of trees, plants, flowers, herbs, shrubs and garden accessories. Guests can find inspiration in the gardens before selecting the perfect plants for home landscapes. Experts will answer questions and Holden’s nursery propagated varieties are available for purchase. Visit holdenarb.org or call 440-946-4400.

May 23 Columbus

Heritage Rose Garden in Full Bloom, Whetstone Park of Roses
Late May is when the Heritage Rose Garden is in full bloom. Most of these fragrant “old garden roses” only bloom once a year, so don’t miss them. Visit during daylight hours anytime in late May. Free. Call Nancy Walsh with the Columbus Park of Roses Foundation at 614-645-3391 or email rosefoundation@parkofroses.org for more information.

May 23 Reynoldsburg

Outdoor Fairy Garden Class, Fisher’s Gardens
Create your own unique mini-garden for outdoors. Class fee includes instruction and Fisher’s potting soil. Container, plants and garden embellishments extra. From 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free with garden admission, no registration required. Call 614-861-5700 to reserve a spot and visit fishersgardens.com for more information.

May 23 & June 27 Reynoldsburg

Outdoor Fairy Garden
$10, 10:00 a.m. Create your own unique mini garden for outdoors. Class fee includes instruction and Fisher’s Potting Soil.  Container, plants, and garden embellishments extra. Fisher’s Gardens has many container choices as well as a wide assortment of add ons.

 June 4-7 Gambier

2015 Annual Open House, Schnormeier Gardens, 8701 Layman Road
This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the spectacular Schnormeier Gardens, located on 75 acres in central Ohio. The gardens have a distinct Asian flavor featuring a variety of plantings, including rare conifers. Tours are self-guided. From 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 are welcome). Visit schnormeiergardens.org or call Carol Garner at 740-397-7698.

June 11 Dayton

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Presidential Banquet Center Kettering
OSU Extension Master Gardeners of Montgomery County present Peter J. Hatch, director of gardens and grounds emeritus of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Hatch was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation and restoration of the 2,400-acre landscape at Monticello from 1977 to 2012. Cost includes continental breakfast, lunch and beverages, and two presentations, from 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Costs $55, reservations required by June 1. Contact Karen Beal at 937-439-4685 or mastergardenerlady2@gmail.com for registration details and other questions.

June 13 Reynoldsburg

Broken Pot Succulent Mini Garden, Fisher’s Gardens
Here’s a great way to recycle broken pots into a unique conversation piece. Bring in your broken pots —you can also bring in your own unbroken pot and learn how to break them. From 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Costs $10, includes instruction and Fisher’s soil. Plants, garden accessories, fairies and broken pots are extra. Call 614-861-5700 to reserve spot and visit fishersgardens.com.

June 20-21 Newark

Summer Solstice Celebration, Wilson’s Garden Center
Welcome summer with this two-day celebration, including live entertainment, refreshments, door prizes, educational classes, events for the kids and specials throughout the store. Enjoy a free lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the display gardens. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Visit great-gardeners.com or call 740-763-2873.

June 27 Pataskala

West Licking Historical Society’s Garden Tour, Pataskala Area
This tour will include six different gardens of varying themes. From 1 p.m.-5 p.m., requested donation of $12/person, $15/person at the door, children 6 and under are free, all proceeds go to the West Licking Historical Society to preserve the history of West Licking County. Tickets available by calling 740-927-4049 or contact Shadye Dotson at Sdotson740@gmail.com.

June 27-28 Toledo

50th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo Botanical Garden
More than 200 artists from around the country (jewelry, textile, paint, photography, ceramics, wood, mixed media, glass and more) will be featured at the annual festival. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 419-536-5566 to purchase tickets or for more information about the preview party, or visit toledogarden.org.

June 28 Coshocton

A Day of Enchantment Fairy and Troll Day, Clary Gardens
Children and their families are invited to create a Woodland Fairy and Troll Village on the woodland trail. In addition to the fairy and troll house building, this year’s event will also include an array of fairy activities including a make-it-take-it craft and “troll bowling.” From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are accepted to keep this event free. Visit clarygardens.org or call 740-622-6524.

June 27 Columbus

German Village Haus und Garten Tour, German Village Society Meeting Haus
The 55th tour will welcome visitors for the day-long celebration of renowned designs, enchanting gardens and award-winning restorations. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m., tickets cost $20-25. Visit germanvillage.com or call 614-221-8888.