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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.

 

 

 

February

 

February 3-12, Cleveland
The Great Big Home and Garden Show
Cleveland’s IX Center

This event features numerous speakers and celebrities, home improvement experts, and landscape design professionals. Costs adults $15 (online tickets for $12), seniors (65 and up) $11, children 6 to 12 $5, children 5 and under are free. Visit greatbighomeandgarden.com or call 440-248-5729.


February 9-11, Dayton
38th Annual OEFFA Conference, Growing Today Transforming Tomorrow
Dayton Convention Center

Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference will be held for the first time at the Dayton Convention Center and will feature keynote speakers, educational workshops, from-scratch meals, a kids’ conference, a tradeshow, and childcare. Visit oeffa.org/conference2017 for more information and to register or call 614-421-2022.


February 18-26, Columbus
Central Ohio Home and Garden Show
Ohio Expo Center (Ohio StateFairgrounds)

This show is packed with 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 temporary garden displays that are a must see. For admission information visit dispatchhomeandgardenshow.com.


February 23, Cincinnati
Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

This symposium will feature expert speakers, and is designed to take on the challenge and answer the questions of how we can design, build, and maintain the most sustainable landscapes possible. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs $49; registration fee covers parking and includes lunch. Call 513-281-4700 and visit cincinnatizoo.org/horticulture/horticulture_events for an updated list of speakers.


February 24-26, Akron
Annual HBA Akron Home and Flower Show
John S. Knight Center

Feature attractions of this show include great gardens, home improvement vendors, celebrity guests, and more. There will be more than 7,000 square feet of feature gardens and flowers showcasing the latest trends plus onsite garden seminars packed full of great garden advice. Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs adults $10, children 12 and under free. Call 800-783-9589 or visit akronhomeandflowershow.com.

 

March

 

March 2, Springfield
18th Annual Central Ohio Perennial School
Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center

Amanda Thompson, a Chicago suburban gardener and author of Kiss My Aster, will present “150 Ways to Create a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You,” and “My 50 Favorite Plants.” The second speaker will be Charles T. Cleaves, director of Kingwood Center Gardens. His first presentation will be “Plants with a Presence,” followed by “Memorable Plant Presentation,” a collection of plants that will excite. Sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension, Clark County, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Costs $75. Call 937-521-3860 or email brown.1541@osu.edu.

 

March 10, Cleveland
Herbs for Health and Well-Being
Cleveland Botanical Garden

A symposium presented by the Western Reserve Herb Society will feature speaker and writer Kirk Brown, who will personify “John Bartram: American Medical Herbalist.” Other speakers include: Clem Hamilton, “Herbals in History,” Cynthia Druckenbrod, “Historical Medicinal Gardens,” Karen Kennedy, “Designing an Enabling Herb Garden,” and Beth Schreibman Gehring, “Creating a Personal Herbal Retreat.” The evening portion of the program will again feature Kirk Brown and Will Hollingsworth, owner of the Spotted Owl. A cocktail party will conclude the day. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At Cleveland Botanical Garden. Full seminar costs: Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Holden Arboretum members $80, nonmembers $105. Day program only costs members $50, nonmembers $75. Includes an herbal box lunch. Register at cbgarden.org or call 216-721-1600, ext. 100. For information, Kathleen Gips, public_relations@westernreserveherbsociety.org or 440-247-5039.

 

March 18, Springfield
Backyard Vegetable Workshop
Springfield High School

This year’s program includes two topics: “Alternative Growing Methods,” such as lasagna, strawbale, and container gardening, and “Small Fruit Gardening,” which discusses small trees and berries and the problems that go with them. This program will instruct backyard gardeners and patio gardeners about growing food. Sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, Clark County, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $30. Call 937-521-3860 or email brown.1541@osu.edu.

 

March 18, Columbus
18th Annual Spring Symposium, A Kickoff to Springthyme
The Garden at Gantz Farm

Four speakers will be featured, and they will present a variety of horticultural topics. There will also be an herbal luncheon, and vendors. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $45. Information and registration forms will be available on the Grove City website, GroveCityOhio.gov under Parks and Recreation Department. Call the Gardens at Gantz Farm at 614-871-6323.

 

March 18, Reynoldsburg
Waterless Terrarium
Fisher’s Gardens

Create a unique and easy- care terrarium using natural materials without the need for plants. At 10 a.m. Costs $25; class fee includes instruction and all supplies. Please call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of this class.

 

March 18-19, Cleveland
Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale
Cleveland Botanical Garden

This popular annual show showcases the many forms, varieties, textures, and colors of cacti and succulents. In addition to the show and sale, Bill Hendricks of Klyn Nurseries will present a daily educational program. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; show, sale, and program free with Big Spring admission. Call 216-721-1600 or visit cbgarden.org and view the calendar of events.

 

March 19, Reynoldsburg
Miniature Zen Garden
Fisher’s Gardens

Zen gardens are dry landscaped gardens. Adding one of these in miniature forms to your home or office can provide you with a senseof calm and create an outlet for stress. Class fee includes colorful dish, plant, sand, rake, and instruction fee. At 1 p.m. Costs $35 Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of the class.

 

March 19, Reynoldsburg
Desert or Woodland Terrarium
Fisher’s Gardens

Create a terrarium using miniature plants and natural materials. At 2:30 p.m. Costs $10. Instructional fee — does not include plants, containers, or embellishments but Fisher’s Gardens’ instructor will have an array of these items to choose from. You may bring your own open or closed glass container. Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of the class.

 

March 25, Reynoldsburg
Kokodama Class
Fisher’s Gardens

Create your own indoor Kokodama ball using this Japanese bonsai technique that is all the rage on Pinterest. At 10 a.m.(same class offering March 26 at 1 p.m.). Costs $25, includes all supplies and instruction fee. Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of this class.

 

March 29, Burton
Landscape Screening with Trees and Shrubs
Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds)

Learn creative ways to add color, texture, and diversity to make your landscape plantings stand out — with emphasis on mixed borders, screens, and deer-resistant designs. From 7 to 9 p.m. Costs $15; advance registration appreciated, walk-ins usually welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register, to view upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer sponsored classes visit Geauga.osu.edu.

 

April

 

April 1-30, Cincinnati
Zoo Blooms
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Every spring the zoo and gardens transform into a magnificent explosion of color. As one of the only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest, 100,000 tulips in bloom. Dubbed “Tulip Mania,” Zoo Blooms also features more than one million daffodils, hyacinths, flowering trees, shrubs and other spring bulbs. Thursday nights in April from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the zoo presents “Tunes and Bloom” with live music, food, drink, and free admission. Parking is $10. Visit cincinnatizoo.org/events/zoo-blooms.

 

April 1, Burton
Creating Your Own Zen Garden
Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds)

Join guest speaker Cynthia Druckenbrod of the Cleveland Botanical Garden, who will discuss healing gardens and therapeutic sanctuaries. Cynthia will explore the elements of garden design that can be restorative, calming, and curative. From 9 a.m. to noon. Costs $15; advance registration appreciated, walk-ins usually welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register, to view upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer sponsored classes visit Geauga.osu.edu.

 

April 1, Springfield
Garden Fling
Kenton Ridge High School

This full day of educational programs will include a variety of speakers. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Laura Deeter, professor at Ohio State ATI in Wooster. Laura will educate and entertain you as she presents her program “Perennial Gardening Maintenance.” Other programs include “Designing Containers,” “Growing Dahlias,” “Wildlife Maintenance,” “Succulents,” “Garden Design,” and “Laying Out the Vegetable Garden Plot.” From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $10. Call 937-521-3860 or email brown.1541@osu.edu.

 

April 2, Reynoldsburg
Make-and-Take Fairy Garden Workshop
Fisher’s Gardens

Miniature gardens, sometimes called fairy gardens, are fun to create. Learn how to craft your own miniature garden with pathways, water features, homes, and outdoor living spaces. At 1 p.m. (This class is also offered April 8, 15, and 29 at 10 a.m. and April 23 at 1 p.m.) Costs $10, which goes toward instruction and free soil. All containers, plants, fairies, and embellishments cost extra. Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of this class.

 

 

April 9, Reynoldsburg
Micro Mini Garden in a Teacup
Fisher’s Gardens

Learn how to create a garden in a teacupwith our new micro mini garden accessories and succulents. Pick from one of our unique teacup and saucer sets. Class fee includes teacup, saucer, soil, plant, and class instruction. Embellishments cost extra. At 1 p.m. Costs $28. Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of this class.

 

April 9, Reynoldsburg
Tabletop Succulent Planter
Fisher’s Gardens

Using a vintage wooden box, create a live planter for your table centerpiece or kitchen counter. Class fee includes instruction and all supplies. At 2:30 p.m. Costs $35. Call ahead 614-861-5700 to reserve your spot with a $10 deposit that goes toward the cost of this class.

 

April 29, Burton
Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Vermiculture
Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (on the Burton Fairgrounds)

Learn about aquaponics, hydroponics, and vermiculture. Become familiar with their advantages and challenges. Matthew Ray, a middle school Montessori educator from the Milwaukee Public School system will talk about his students’ success with the science, planning, implementation, productivity, and financial outcome with the middle school Montessori micro-economy program. From 9 a.m. to noon. Costs $15; advance registration appreciated, walk-ins usually welcome. Call 440-834-4656 to register, to view upcoming Master Gardener Volunteer sponsored classes visit Geauga.osu.edu.