links of Interest

Specialized Local Garden Groups

Wild Ones Columbus Chapter      https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Ones-Columbus-OH/ https://columbus.wildones.org/ 

Wild Ones promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native communities. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.

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Greater Columbus Dahlia Society     https://www.facebook.com/dahliasocietyofohio/ http://columbusdahlias.com/ 

Founded in 1964 to facilitate sharing the beauty of the Dahlia and foster the sharing of information relative to growing and displaying the Dahlia. Sponsors late summer show, general public may enter.

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Central Ohio Cactus and Succulent Society    https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusCactusClub/

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Ikebana Ohio Chapter      https://iicolumbus84.webs.com/

Ikebana International was established in 1956 in Tokyo, Japan with the motto "Friendship Through Flowers" It is a cultural organization based on studies of IKEBANA and related arts. Club workshops take place monthly at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Central Ohio Herb Society     https://centralohioherbsociety.org/      Also on Facebook

Mission to educate the public by example as to the merit, culture, design and uses for herbs. Club maintains the herb gardens located inside Inniswood Metro Park. Club holds plant sale the 1st weekend in May. Quarterly meeting with guest speaker.

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Central Ohio Orchid Society     http://www.coosinfo.info/      Also on Facebook

It's all about orchids and having fun with them. We're a laid-back, friendly group who enjoy our plants and meeting to learn about them. We welcome all interested parties! Meetings at Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Columbus African Violet Society     http://www.columbusafricanvioletsociety.org/   

Also on Facebook

We share plants, knowledge,and friendship...newcomers are always welcome. Meetings at Franklin Park Conservatory.

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Central Ohio Water Garden Society     www.facebook.com/CentralOhioWaterGardenSociety/

All about taking your garden one step further with a beautiful, calming water feature and maybe a fish or two. 

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Last but not least...

National Garden Clubs      http://www.gardenclub.org/                

www.facebook.com/National-Garden-Clubs-Inc-126120893390/

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Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs    https://www.car-sgc.org/

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Garden Club of Ohio      http://www.gardenclubofohio.org/    

Parks and Gardens of Beauty and Learning

Columbus Park of Roses     https://www.parkofroses.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FriendsColumbusParkofRoses/

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Kingwood Center Gardens

http://kingwoodcenter.org/     https://www.facebook.com/KingwoodCenter/

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Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden http://www.governorsresidence.ohio.gov/home.aspx

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The Topiary Park Of Columbus     http://www.topiarypark.org/

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Dayton Grotto Gardens     https://daytongrottogardens.org/

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Inniswood Metro Gardens   

http://www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/inniswood-metro-gardens/

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Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens     https://chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/

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Dawes Arboretum     https://dawesarb.org/

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Preservation Parks of Delaware County     https://www.preservationparks.com/

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Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks     http://www.metroparks.net/

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Destination Hilliard     https://destinationhilliard.com/

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Cedar Bog     https://www.cedarbognp.org/

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Holden Arboretum     http://www.holdenarb.org/

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Cleveland Botanical Garden     http://www.cbgarden.org/

Gardening Information and Education

OSU Extension. "Ask A Master Gardener"

https://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

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Local arborist, Russell Tree Experts,"ARBOR ED" educational link.  

https://www.russelltreeexperts.com/arbor-ed-home/

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Ohio Herb Education Center, Gahanna

https://www.gahanna.gov/ohio-herb-education-center/

https://www.facebook.com/OhioHerbEducationCenter/

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ODNR - Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves

http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/    https://www.facebook.com/ohiodnap/

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Ohio Invasive Plants Council    https://www.oipc.info/    

Learn how to identify invasive plants and how to control them.        

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OSU "Find a Fact Sheet" and more     https://ohioline.osu.edu/home

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The Helpful Gardener     https://www.helpfulgardener.com/

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Plant Finder: Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a270

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Garden Pest and Disease Directory 

https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/pest-and-disease-directory/5285.html

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The Herb Society of America    https://herbsocietyorg.presencehost.net/

Lots of in-depth information about herbs.

Garden Centers and Markets

Dublin Flower Farm "fresh cut flowers close to home"

7525 Hyland Croy Rd. Plain City, OH 43064     https://dublinflowerfarm.com/

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Amity Abloom, "daylilies are their specialty" Will re-open in June of 2019.

3064 Amity Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026     http://www.amityabloom.com/