2020 local public events



>  Winter Seed Sewing in a Milk Jug?  Saturday January 25,  Columbus Garden School

1350 E Cooke Rd, Columbus, OH

In this class, you'll learn all about stratification, starting seeds, wildflower germination, and more. Each student takes home a milk jug they prepare with wildflower seeds (provided by the Columbus Garden School, or bring your own), plus written instructions to make more. It's fun, easy, and inexpensive -- and a great class to include kids or teenagers interested in plants. 

> Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks Winter ParkScope Program Guide

To make it easier to find programs of interest to you, here is a link to the Winter ParkScope Program Guide which lists programs for all 20 parks. In order to reduce Metro Parks environmental foot print, the printed ParkScope booklet has been discontinued.

> Winter Hikes 2020 sponsored by our Metro Parks,  January 4 thru February 22

Got cabin fever? Bring a friend and explore a winter wonderland. Warm beverage and snack provided. Click Winter Hike for dates and locations


> Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens    10am-5pm daily   614-715-8000

Orchids  January 11 -March 8

The golden age of glass houses is back, during the Conservatory’s annual orchid exhibition. Thousands of vibrant orchids are displayed with a modern spin of the Victorian Era, kicking off the Conservatory’s year-long celebration of the 125th anniversary of Columbus’ very own historic glass house: the John F. Wolfe Palm House and the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. In addition, each Sunday members of the Central Ohio Orchid Society will be available to answer your questions.


Chihuly Nights  January 9 - March 28

Experience Franklin Park Conservatory awash in the vibrant colors of stunning glass artwork by Dale Chihuly. Click Details to get current hours and pricing.


Chihuly: Celebrating Nature   Now thru March 29 2020

The Conservatory is thrilled to exhibit its full collection, the largest Chihuly collection in a botanical garden, once again.  https://www.fpconservatory.org/explore/exhibiti

Explore Classes and Programs for a variety of interests and ages. 


Conservatory Community Days

On the first Sunday of each month, the Conservatory is free for residents of Franklin County and the City of Columbus (with valid ID) during regular operating hours of 10am to 5pm. Check their website for exceptions. 

> Looking for more local garden Events, Programs or Classes???

Try searching our website under Links of Interest there you'll find places like "Columbus Garden School", groups like the "Wild Ones", or places like Cedar Bog" which have calendars on their websites listing what they have going on. So go ahead and explore the many links and find what interests you. 


> 2020 Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show  Saturday February 22-Sunday March 1

Ohio Expo Center, Bricker and Celeste Bulidings 717 East 17th Ave. Columbus , OH

The AgPro Garden Stage is home to all our garden-centric presentations, discussions and demonstrations. Featuring information sessions led by gardening experts and a live edible garden presented by the OSU Master Gardeners, you can get all your questions answered to prepare your green thumb for spring! Click highlighted link above for details.

> 2020 Ohio Bluebird Society Annual Conference,  Saturday February 29,  9am-4;30PM

Ashland University, John C Myers Convocation Center 638 Jefferson Street, Ashland, OH

Once again we are welcoming exciting speakers on a wide range of topics. The theme is: Let’s Open the Box! Members and non members are welcome. 

> Gardens at Gantz Spring Symposium  Saturday March 28th, 8am-3:30pm, Grove City OH

Enjoy a day of education and camaraderie while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day hosted by the Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteers. Learn about herb-related topics, accentuating landscaping by planting seasonal bulbs and choosing plants that perform best locally, distilling herbs, gardening for dragonflies and more. Click the green link above to access brochure of the days events and how to register. Registration deadline is Friday March 13. Teri W and I went last year and highly recommend going.