2019 local public events



> Annual Dahlia Show  Sat. 14th and Sun. 15th  Marysville YMCA, 1150 Charles Lane    

Presented by The Greater Columbus Dahlia Society. Hundreds of spectacular blooms of all types of dahlias as well as floral arrangements highlighting dahlias will be on display for both days. Check website for details.

>  OSU Chadwick Fall Native Tree Sale    Preorder Event Only!  September 13 and 14

All plants are native to the United States and collected and grown from local seed sources.

Visit Tree Sale for order form and details.

>  An Encore Performance at the Columbus Park of Roses,  3901 N. High St. Columbus, OH

Among the many attractive qualities of modern roses is their tendency to stage an

impressive second bloom in late August and well into September. The profusion of buds

across the Formal Rose Garden at the Columbus Park of Roses indicates we’re in for a real

show! The Columbus Park of Roses is open 7:00 a.m. to dusk year-round. Visit www.parkofroses.org .

> 21st Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival   September 13-14-15   5900 US 50 West, Albany, OH.
Friday: 4 pm.-midnight, Saturday: 10 am-midnight, Sunday: 10 am-5 pm

Celebrate Ohio's official native fruit, the Pawpaw at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, for 3 days of music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops, activities for the kids and lots more!  General Admission $15/one-day pass; $30/weekend pass; children 12 & under free.  Seniors/Military Admission $10/one-day pass; $20/weekend pass. Click on  PAWPAW for more details.

> 2019 Short North Tour of Homes & Gardens     Sunday September 15,  10am-4pm

Tour tickets include free access to shuttles that stop at all tour locations for pick up and drop off. Purchase tickets day of the event for $25 and start your tour at Thurber Village Shopping Center, 777 Neil Avenue. Early Bird Ticket $20 at the the following website http://shortnorthcivic.org/home-tour/

> Millcreek Gardens Friends and Family Sale   September 18, 19, and 20, 2pm-5pm

15088 Smart Cole Road, Ostrander

This wholesaler opens twice a year to the public with great deals on beautiful plants. 

> Vintage Market And Gardening Fair   Saturday September 28,  9am-5pm

Scioto Gardens Nursery  3351 State Route 37 West, Delaware OH

This free event features vintage and garden inspired vendors as well as native plants. There will be live music, food trucks and half hour nursery tours. 10% of all plant sales go to Friends of Ohio Governors Residence and Heritage Garden.  

>  Inniswood Metro Gardens   940 Hempstead Road, Westerville 43081

Here is a sampling of Fall Programs... Garden to Vase: How to cut, arrange and care for flowers on a vase -  Dahlia Society: Fall flower care - Guided Evening Garden Walks - Sunny Sundays: Education in the Herb Garden 1:30 to 3:30 - Garden School: Fall Color Art - Halloween Party for All Ages. Get dates & details from Metro Park Brochure link below.  

> Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks Fall ParkScope Program Guide

Just to make it easy to find programs of interest to you, here is a link to the Fall ParkScope Program which lists programs for all 20 parks. You may also pick up a printed guide at any of our local to Hilliard parks such as... Battelle Darby Creek, Prairie Oaks, Homestead and Glacier Ridge.  Fall ParkScope

> Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 

10am-5pm daily, (Extended Hours Wednesdays 10am-7pm)

Chihuly Nights  7pm to 10pm Fridays through November 8th

All 21 installation locations will be breathtakingly lighted. 

Admission: $22, or $12 for children ages 3-12. Visit fpconservatory.org.

Blooms and Butterflies   Now thru September 15 

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

Bonsai    Now 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/exhibiti


> 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.