Upcoming Events for Ohio
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Now through May 11 Toledo
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden,
The Toledo Museum of Art
This is a must-see show, especially for those who have an interest in history and gardening. A major exhibition of more than 100 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th and 18th centuries will be presented at the museum. These pieces have never been shown outside of Paris. Visit toledomuseum.org for hours and pricing or call (419) 255-8000. February 22-March 2 • Columbus Central Ohio Home and Garden Show, Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds) This show is packed full of special events and attractions for all ages. HGTV comes to life with internationally known celebrities and daily cooking, gardening, home décor and home improvement presentations. Landscape companies from all over Central Ohio create amazing temporary garden displays that are a must see. For more info, visit dispatchevents.com.
March 1-April 13 Columbus
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Escape winter’s chill and avoid winter blues when you visit Orchids!, a phenomenal vibrant display of hundreds of orchids at Franklin Park (continued from January). Daily presentations and educational programs encourage further exploration of this fascinating species. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., adults/$12, seniors and students/$9, children/$6, children under 2/free. Visit www.fpconservatory.org or call (614) 715-8000.
March 8-September 28 Columbus
Blooms and Butterflies
Franklin Park Conservatory
Franklin Park Conservatory offers you a chance to get an up close view at the fascinating life cycle of the butterfly. Tropical species from around the globe emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes, while hundreds of butterflies fly freely around the indoor Pacific Island Water Garden. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday until 8 p.m., adults/$12, seniors and students/$9, children 3 to 17/$6, children 2 and under/free. Visit www.fpconservatory.org or call (614) 715-8000.
March 22-April 27 Cleveland
Cleveland Botanical Garden
A larger-than-life celebration of the season with thousands of blooms and children’s activities including the Toadstool Theater, Ladybug Labyrinth hedge maze, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, giant chess boards, insect exhibits and daily butterfly releases in the Glasshouse. Free/members, $14/non-member adults, $10/non-member child. For hours and more info visit www.cbgarden.org or call (216) 721-1600.
April 5 Springfield
Kenton Ridge High School
Spend a Saturday with Clark County Master Gardeners and “Jump Start Spring.” There will be three simultaneous sessions occurring every hour for attendees to choose. In addition to programs, vendors will be selling plants and art. Admission is $7; lunch is available for a small fee from the Kenton Ridge Booster Club. Visit www.clark.osu.edu for a complete list of programs.
April 12, 26 Louisville
Anthony Petitti Garden Center and Landscape
Homegrown and handmade items only; including local, organic produce grown in high tunnels, baked goods and more. For more information call (330) 455-5997, visit www.petittisorganic.com or email email@example.com.
April 13 Coshocton
Tip Toe Through the Tulips Open House
Walk through thousands of blooming tulips during Clary Garden’s first open house. While visiting, stroll the 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings and a ravine situated amid the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio. Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Contact (740) 622-6524 or visit www.clarygardens.org.
April 21-26 Louisville
Earth Week Celebration
Anthony Petitti Garden Center and Landscape
Activities, workshops and classes will be offered every day including the topics of recycling, organic gardening (seed starting, harvesting and cover crops) and more. Call (330) 455-5997, visit www.petittisorganic.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 26 Akron
“From Garden to Table” Vegetable Gardening Symposium
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Topics include growing vegetables and fruits, cleaning the herbal way and making wine as a hobby. Continuing education credits for master gardeners. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Happy Days Lodge (registration starting at 8:15 a.m.) Admission is $36 and it includes the session, breakfast pastries and lunch. For more information and to obtain a registration flyer go to www.cuyahogamg.org or call (216) 429-8200 ext. 231 for details.
April 26-27 Columbus
Columbus African Violet Society 65th Annual Show and Sale
Franklin Park Conservatory
Attendees can participate in educational workshops, view vibrant African violets and Gesneriads, show plants and see unique designs. In addition, African violet and Gesneriad plants, leaves, cuttings and potting supplies will be available for purchase. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Show and parking is free. Contact Show Chairperson Cathy at (614) 619-0676 or visit www.columbusafricanvioletsociety.org.
May 3, 7 and 17 Reynoldsburg
Outdoor Miniature and Fairy Garden Classes,
Fisher’s Gardens, 1540 Truro Ave.
Learn how to craft your own miniature garden (or fairy garden) with pathways, water features, homes and outdoor living spaces. Costs $10, which reserves your seat and goes toward instruction. Bring your own container (approximately 12 by 12 inches tall and wide and 4 inches deep) or Fisher’s Gardens has a great selection of containers, plants, fairies and garden accessories to purchase. Saturday, May 3, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, May 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call (614) 861-5700 to preregister and pay for classes or email email@example.com.
May 8-10 Columbus
Chadwick Arboretum Annual Spring Plant Sale,
NW corner of Lane Ave. and Fred Taylor Dr.
Enjoy a night especially created for members on Thursday May 8 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Open to the public Friday and Saturday. Consider becoming a member and support this amazing 16-acre arboretum in the middle of the city (plus you will get 10 percent discount at the plant sale). The sale will include unique trees, shrubs, perennials, tropicals, annuals, flowering baskets, vegetables and more. Auction at noon every day. Call (614) 688-3479 or visit www.chadwickarboretum.osu.edu for more information.
May 8 Cincinnati
Wild about Wine,
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Guests will enjoy unique wine sampling, food-by-the-bite by local restaurants, live music and up-close animal appearances all while strolling through the botanical gardens. Also June 12 and August 7, $100 for all three series or $40/event. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call (513) 559-7749 or visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/wild-about-wine for more information.
May 15-18 Cleveland
The American Rhododendron Society’s 68th Annual International Convention,
Quail Hollow Resort
Visit the “City of Trees” and experience the beauty and variety of a northern Ohio spring. At the convention, titled “Every Garden Tells a Story,” you visit carefully chosen sites that will include public and private garden spaces among the woods and along the shores of the greater Cleveland area. Tours and all events originate from Quail Hollow Resort in Painesville starting at 8 a.m., registration fee $25 plus “day rate” fee, box lunch available. Call Margaret Corbin at (814) 833.7207 or visit www.greatlakesrhodies.org for more information.
May 16-18 Cleveland
39th Annual Plant Sale,
The Holden Arboretum
Find a great selection of plants for sale plus enjoy a spring walk the grounds of the beautiful arboretum. Sale held at the Warren H. Corning visitor center. Call (440) 946-4400 or visit www.holdenarb.org for more information.
May 17 Beavercreek
Spring Plant Sale,
Historical Barn at Wartinger Park
Spring is a great time to spruce up your garden. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3080 Kemp Rd. Beavercreek. Call (937) 372-9971 ext. 110, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.greene.osu.edu under upcoming events for more information.
June 5 Xenia
Xenia Church of the Nazarene
This seminar will teach you what to plant to attract pollinators and how to identify them. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1204 W. 2nd Street, in Xenia. Call (937) 372-9971 ext. 110, email email@example.com, or visit www.greene.osu.edu under “upcoming events” for more information.
June 6-8 Mansfield
American Peony Society 2014 Convention and Exhibit,
Kingwood Center, 900 Park Avenue West
The American Peony Society will host its 2014 convention and exhibit. The competitive exhibit, displaying hundreds of peonies and artistic floral designs, will be open for public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m. June 7 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 8. Seminars offered on Saturday include peony hybridization (for APS members), and peony floral design, which is open to the public. Visit www.americanpeonysociety.org/events or email Dana Tretheway: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 7 Columbus
Stop and Smell the Roses,
Whetstone Park of Roses
The peak blooming of 12,000 roses is an event not to be missed. Experience the color and fragrance of 450 varieties of roses in full bloom as you stroll the 13 acres of gardens. Rosarians and horticulturists will be available for questions on the care of roses, perennials and herbs. There will be educational and artistic exhibits as well as music to enjoy from the dulcimer, flute, guitar and a capella voices. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission. Visit www.parkofroses.org.
June 12 Cincinnati
Wild about Wine,
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Guests will enjoy unique wine sampling, food-by-the-bite by local restaurants, live music and up-close animal appearances all while strolling through the botanical gardens. Also May 8 and August 7, $100 for all three series or $40/event. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call (513) 559-7749 or visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/wild-about-wine/ for more information.
J une 14 Wooster
Guided Bird Walk,
Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guide birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free, visit www.secrest.osu.edu for more information.
June 14-29 Columbus
BIA Parade of Homes,
Trail’s End in Delaware County
The 2014 Parade of Homes takes place at Trail’s End, located at the intersection of Olentangy River Rd. and Home Rd. in Liberty Township. The 148-home development sits on 216 scenic wooded acres that are perched on a plateau overlooking the portion of the Olentangy River Valley that is designated as the State Scenic River. Tickets/$11. Call (614) 891-0575 or visit www.biaparade.com.
June 21 Akron
Gardens of Distinction,
Residential gardens throughout the area
This inspiring self-directed tour through several private home gardens may spark new ideas for your own home garden. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available in local garden centers in May. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets/$20. Visit www.summitmastergardeners.org for event updates and ticket information.
June 21 Zoar
Zoar Garden Tour, Lunch and Symposium,
The Zoar Community Association hosts a garden tour, luncheon and symposium from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., including tours of 10 private gardens and three public gardens. A lunch with a silent auction will be held at the Zoar Schoolhouse, and a symposium will discuss perennials, roses, trees, organic gardening and miniatures. Laura Deeter (aka “The Garden Hoe”) will give the keynote presentation at 3 p.m. in the Historic Zoar Church. Garden vendors and artisans will be there. Costs $32/person with lunch, $15/person without lunch. Reservations with payment should be sent to: Zoar Community Association, Garden Tour, P.O. Box 621, Zoar OH 44697. Tickets may be purchased by phone with a credit card at (800) 262-6195. Visit www.HistoricZoarVillage.com.
June 27-29 Toledo
49th 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. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., preview party Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children 12 and under and Toledo Botanical Garden members/free, adults/$8, Preview party $75/person. Call (419) 536-5566 to purchase tickets or for more information about preview party, visit www.toledogarden.org for additional information.
June 28-29 F indlay
Perennial Plant Peddler, 8755 Twp. Rd. 251
Tour the extensive show gardens that include more than 1,100 varieties of unusual perennials, 600 varieties of daylilies, 160 varieties of hostas, 300 hardy succulents and 100 ornamental grasses. Includes drawings for free plants, and activities for children including a garden scavenger hunt and crafts. On June 28, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Perennial Plant Peddler at pplantpeddler.com, email email@example.com or call (801) 455-9802.
June 29 Columbus
German Village Haus und Garten Tour,
German Village Society Meeting Haus
This annual event attracts many people to the beautiful homes and gardens of the historic neighborhood of Columbus. Stroll the cobblestone roads as you make your way around this art and design inspired tour. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets/$20-25. Call (614) 221-8888 or visit www.germanvillage.com for more information.