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Upcoming Events for Ohio
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January 10-April 5 Columbus
Orchids, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Escape winter’s chill and avoid the winter blues when you visit Orchids! – a phenomenal vibrant display of hundreds of orchids at Franklin Park. Daily presentations and educational programs encourage further exploration of this fascinating species. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Costs adults $12, seniors and students $9, children $6, children under 2 free. Visit fpconservatory.org or call 614-715-8000.
February 27-March 1 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 with great garden advice. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Costs adults $9, children 12 and under free. For more information call 800-783-9589 or visit akronhomeandflowershow.com.
March 1 and 8 Newark
Maple Syrup Madness,
The Dawes Arboretum
Sap will be drawn out of the arboretum’s own maple trees and boiled down to sweet syrup right before your eyes. Witness the process and sip a tasty sample. Sunday from 1-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Go to dawesarb.org or call 800-44-DAWES.
March 14 Reynoldsburg
Wine Bottle Succulent Planter Class,
Class fee includes instruction, plants, soil and wine bottle. At 10 a.m. Costs $40. Call 614-861-5700 to reserve spot and visit fishersgardens.com for more information.
March 14 Cleveland
Vegetable Gardening 101,
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Learn the basics of planning a vegetable garden from Kelly Barrett, the Garden’s Green Corp Farm manager. Topics include square-foot gardening, plant selection ideas, season extension, intensive planting methods and succession planting. Seed starters, garden admission and discounted parking included. From 10:30 a.m.-noon. Costs $15/member, $25/nonmember. Register in advance online at cbgarden.org or by calling 216-721-1600 ext. 100.
March 21 Coshocton
Spring Equinox Mini Holistic Retreat,
Various natural offerings including yoga, healing food, movement meditation, essential oils and more. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Chris Campbell at 740-622-6524, email email@example.com or visit clarygardens.org for information including pricing.
March 22 Reynoldsburg
Make a Woodland Terrarium,
Class fee includes instruction, plants, layering materials and stones. Glass containers and terrarium embellishments are extra. At 10 a.m. Costs $22/person. Call 614-861-5700 to reserve spot and visit fishersgardens.com for more information.
March 28 Dayton
Volunteer: Gardening Angels Work Day,
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark: Outdoor Venues
Experience springtime in the gardens among hellebores, early blooming bulbs, flowering lilacs, dogwoods and peonies. Wegerzyn’s formal gardens and Children’s Discovery Garden offer a wealth of design ideas and cultivation techniques suitable for the home garden. This program is weather dependent. From 9 a.m.-noon. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome; to register go to metroparks.org/Parks/CoxArboretum/Programs, for questions call 937-277-5445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 1-30 Cincinnati
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 11 Reynoldsburg
Broken Pot Succulent Mini Garden,
We all have broken pots in our shed or garage; here’s a great way to recycle them into a unique conversation piece. Bring in your broken pots to create your own unique broken pot garden. Fee reserves your seat and goes toward instruction. Fisher’s soil free. Plants, garden accessories, fairies and broken pots are extra. You can also bring in your unbroken pots and learn how to break them. At 10 a.m. Costs $10/person. Call 614-861-5700 to reserve a spot and visit fishersgardens.com for more information.
April 16 Coshocton
Earth, Art and Ahhhhh Series: Planting and Growing Your Own Backyard Medicine Chest,
This medicinal herb garden workshop is for beginners. At 6:30 p.m. Costs $12/person. Contact Chris Campbell at 740-622-6524, visit clarygardens.org for more information.
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 email@example.com or visit clarygardens.org for more information.
April 19-30 Coshocton
Bulbs in Bloom,
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 firstname.lastname@example.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,
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.