2019 local public events



> Hydrangea School Thursday May 16  6pm-8pm  Sponsored by OSU Extension. 

Learn about types, care and all season blooms for your landscape. Receive a Hydrangea to take home and plant.  Location: OSU Extension Franklin County, 530 West Spring Street Suite 275, Columbus OH 43215. Cost: $25 for Master Gardener Volunteers and $30 for general public. 

Register by May 1st!  Contact Mike Hogan 614-866-6900 or hogan.1osu.edu. 

> 17th Annual Central Ohio Plant Swap   Saturday May 18th   10am-2:30pm

Hilliard Municipal Park, Aspin shelter house, Veterans Memorial Dr. Hilliard 43026   

This event is a fun way to share plants. Simply pot up your plants about a week before the event to get them aclamated and label each pot with plant name and type of light it likes. No invasives please! Arrive between 10 & 11 to unload your plants. Pot Luck lunch at noon. Swapping starts at 1pm. Always lots of fun! Rain or shine.

> Dawes Arboretum Spring Plant and Garden Fair   Saturday May 18  8am-Noon

7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, Ohio, 43056     phone 740-323-2355

Shop a variety of shrubs, trees and perennials for your home landscape. Arboretum experts will be available to answer your questions about plant care and suitability for your location. A variety of vendors will complement the sale. 


> Wild Ones Native Plant Sale  Saturday May 25,  9am-1pm   

Behind the Whetstone Recreation Center  3923 N. High Street Columbus 43214.

We will have plants rescued from Tartan Fields Golf Club, members’ gardens and new plants from Natives in Harmony. Come early for a great selection.man

> Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks SPRING Programs Brochure

Just to make it easy to find programs of interest to you, here is a link to the Spring Parks Brochure. You may also pick up a printed brochure at any of our local to Hilliard parks. Battelle Darby Creek, Praire Oaks, Homestead and Glacier Ridge. https://www.metroparks.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Parkscope-SPRING-2019-web.pdf

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

Blooms and Butterflies   March 9 thru September 15 

Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms.

Bonsai    March 9 thru November 10

Evergreen, deciduous and tropical bonsai trees will rotate throughout the exhibition, giving patrons a unique viewing experience with each visit.

Chihuly: Celebrating Nature   June 1 2019 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/exhibitions/


> 12th Annual Bexley Women’s Club House and Garden Tour  Sunday June 2nd  10am-4pm

The tour showcases some of the finest homes and gardens in the Bexley area and has become a destination for people from all over Ohio and beyond. Tickets $20 pre-sale and $25 on tour day. Tour benefits the BWC scholarship fund.


> Garden Plastic Recycling   Saturday, June 8   7:30-11:30 am

In the Cul-de-sac at Fyffe Ct. south of Woody Hayes Dr., OSU.  

Save all your plastic flats, grower pots, cell packs, etc. Regular recycling does not work for garden plastic. Knock off as much dirt as possible. 


> 28th Annual Westerflora Garden Tour  Sunday July 21st,  Noon-6pm  FREE

The event encompasses 10 to 12 gardens and is predicted to attract 300–500 visitors this year.  Details to come.

> 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.