2020 local public events


February and March

> Register NOW for Hosta College 2020  Friday and Saturday March 20-21   8811 Career Drive
Piqua, OH 45356, just north of Dayton

Choose from more than 50 classes on a variety of gardening topics. This event is sponsored by the American Hosta Society, Great Lakes Region . Get detailed information at this link 2020 Hosta College

>  How to Start Dahlia Tubers and Grow Beautiful Blooms  Sunday March 8   2-4pm  

Inniswood Gardens, 940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Sponsored by the Greater Columbus Dahlia Society. Free to the Public  columbusdahlias.com 

Franklin County Metro Parks For more information, call 614-891-0700

> 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. 

>  Secrets, Hidden Gems and The lesser Known of Your Metro Parks  Hosted by Wild Ones Cols. Chapter 

Saturday March 14  10am-12pm  Oakleaf Village of Columbus, 5500 Karl Rd. 

Tim Moloney, Executive Director of the Metro Parks this journey will educate us on some of the more fascinating adventures that exist within the largest locally managed park system in Ohio. Whether you are a lifetime visitor to the parks, or if you have never been, we can guarantee you will learn something new. free to public 

>  Basic Moribana and Nageire flower-arranging workshop  Tuesday March 3rd 10am-noon  Franklin Park Conservatory

Learn this how to create this beautiful form of Japanese flower arranging. $15, advance reservation required with Myrna Cordray, 614-877-4984; sponsored by the Columbus Branch of Sogetsu Ikebana


> 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. 

> Columbus Garden School   1350 E Cooke Rd, Columbus, OH

In addition to learning about all aspects of gardening, you can take classes in food prep, urban animal care, home maintenance, and a wide variety of arts and crafts. Click here and register for a class ColumbusGardenSchool

> 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/exhibit

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


Discounts for you at "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.


> Earth Day Hilliard  Saturday April 25 10am to Noon 

Hilliard Community Center 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard 

Please visit the Hilliard Area Garden Club table Saturday morning. Stay Tuned For More Details or visit Go Green Hilliard