Upcoming Events for Ohio
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Now through September 18, Columbus
Blooms and Butterflies, Franklin Park Conservatory
Spring returns with the emergence of hundreds of butterflies —watch them take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical garden filled with bright blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3 p.m., conservatory is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs adults $13, seniors and students $10, children 3 to 7 $6, 2 and under are free. Visit fpconservatory.org or call 614-645-8733.
Now through August 28, Cleveland
Branch Out, Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Explore a series of interactive tree houses at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Tree houses will be installed throughout the garden. Activities and facts are interspersed throughout the garden inviting adventure and discovery. Open during normal garden hours. Free for members, costs $11 non-member adults, $6 non-member children. Call 216-721-1600 or visit cbgarden.org/calendar-of-events.
June 2-5, Gambier
Annual Open House, Schnormeier Gardens
This is a once-a-year opportunity to visit the spectacular Schnormeier Gardens, located on 75 acres in central Ohio. The garden has a distinct Asian flavor featuring a variety of plantings, including rare conifers. The focal point of the property is the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home (interior not part of the public tour). Tours are self-guided. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schnormeier Gardens are located at 8701 Layman Road, Gambier. Reservations are not required, although advance notice of groups visiting by bus would be appreciated. Free and open to the public (donations welcome). Visit schnormeiergardens.org or call Carol Garner at 740-397-7698.
June 8, Wooster
Summer Pruning Workshop, Secrest Arboretum
Class will begin with lessons on tool care and sharpening, and then participants will head out to the arboretum for a hands-on discussion of proper pruning techniques. If you have questions about when and how much to prune, or feel a little unsure when pruning, this class is for you. Register early, class size is limited. From 8 a.m. to noon. Costs $25. Contact Paul Snyder at email@example.com or 330-263-3761.
June 11, Reynoldsburg
Miniature Garden Class, Fisher’s Gardens
Please bring your own container (12-by-12-inches) or purchase one from Fisher’s Gardens supply. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Class fee of $10 includes instruction and soil; all plants and embellishments are extra. Registerin advance by calling 614-861-5700 and visit fishersgardens.com.
June 11, Columbus
Westgate Home and Garden Tour, Westgate Neighborhood
Long known by west-side residents as the hidden gem in the historic Hilltop area of Columbus, Westgate is just now becoming known to the rest of the city for its quiet picturesque streets, wood-frame Craftsman-style cottages and limestone-accented houses, and its welcoming community feel. Past tours have included a backyard that contained an organic vegetable garden that produced well beyond what the resident family of five could consume. From 2 to 6 p.m. Costs $10 to $12. Tour begins at 2925 West Broad St. Visit westgateneighbors.org or call 614-325-2440.
June 11, Chesterland
Perennial Party, Bremec Garden Center
The Western Reserve Daylily Society is joining Bremec Garden Center for a Perennial Party celebration and daylily plant sale and raffle, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bremec’s. Unique bare-root daylily plant divisions will be on sale. In addition to the daylily plant sale and raffle, the event includes giveaways and a free hands-on workshop and demonstration. Held rain or shine. At Bremec Garden Center, 12265 Chillicothe Rd. Visit bremec.com, westernreservedaylilysociety.org or call 440-729-2122.
June 15-30, Columbus
Peak Bloom, Columbus Park of Roses
More than 12,500 roses will be in peak bloom starting in mid-June. Besides the beautiful roses, the perennial and herb gardens will also be in bloom. Free admission. Located at 3901 North High Street, Columbus. Visit parkofroses.org.
June 18, Miami County
Miami County in Bloom Garden Tour, Miami County area
Tour six gardens in Miami County. Each garden has a water feature in a unique setting — from koi ponds, fountains or rivers nearby. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at four locations throughout Miami County, including The Ohio State University Extension Office at the Miami County courthouse in Troy. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the tour at any of the six participating gardens. Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $15 the day of the tour. Visit go.osu.edu/MiamiGardenTour, call 937-440-3945 or email Amanda Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25, Wooster
Propagation Workshop — Cuttings, Secrest Arboretum Nursery
This workshop is designed to teach cutting propagation of woody plants. Participants will have the opportunity to practice taking and making cuttings, and will take those cuttings home. From 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Paul Snyder at email@example.com or call 330-263-3761.
June 25 and 29, Geauga County
Decorative Cement Leaves, Parts 1 and 2, Geauga County area
Geauga County Master Gardeners will host this hands-on class creating decorative cement leaves. You will begin by visiting Master Gardener Phyllis Mihalik’s garden. Under her guidance you’ll select a leaf from hostas, elephant ears or other plants, and then learn how to make a mold and cast the leaf in cement. You will release the leaf from its mold at the second class and prep it for a decorative finish. All materials, except for decorative finishes, are provided. Class is held offsite (contact Geauga MGs for details and directions). Part one takes place on Saturday June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, and part two takes place on Wednesday June 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Advanced registration and prepayment required. Call 440-834-4656 to register. Costs $50. Mail checks payable to OSU Extension, PO Box 387, Burton, Ohio 44021. Visit geauga.osu.edu.