Upcoming Events for Ohio

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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 13 Wayne County

Purple Ribbon Garden Tour, Wooster and Orrville
The bi-annual Purple Ribbon Garden Tour is an opportunity to visit selected gardens in Wayne County. It is a fundraising event hosted by the Friends and Neighbors of Every Woman’s House. From 10 a.m.- 5. p.m. All funds raised benefit the non-profit Every Woman’s House. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Buehler’s in Wooster and Orrville, and at Deborah’s Garden Market in Wooster. Patron and general admission tickets can also be purchased online at everywomanshouse.org. Day of the event tickets will be sold at Deborah's Garden Market in Wooster, Secrest Arboretum, and Smith Orr Homestead in Orrville. Contact Vanessa Cassidy at 330-345-5550 x 51801 or vcassidy@aaaohio.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.