2019 local public events

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July

> Chadwick Arboretum at OSU Open House   Sunday July 21 , 1pm-4pm

2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus    Free parking  in Grey Lot No. 3.

Visitors will find many stations manned by experts who will share information about good & bad bugs, pollinators, fishing, canoeing, tree identification and more. Franklin County Master Gardeners will answer your gardening & landscaping questions. FREE family friendly event. 


> Scioto Gardens Annual Gardening and Arts Festival   Saturday July 20, 9am-6pm

3351 State Route 37 West,  Delaware OH

Celebrating Art in the Garden! Dozens of artists, craftsmen and musicians welcome guests throughout this uniquely natural nursery setting. Native and unusual plants are available for sale along with the work of our many fine artists. Mellow music, great food, and free gardening workshops are offered throughout the day. FREE  https://www.sciotogardens.com/


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

This year’s theme is “Spirit of WesterFlora”. Each year the Westerville Garden Club holds a community landscape tour featuring about a dozen of the best home gardens in Westerville. Get details at https://www.visitwesterville.org/aec_events/westerflora-garden-tour-3/


> "Natural Design"   Thursday August, 8 - Friday 9 in Galloway OH

New Directions in American Landscape (NDAL) is traveling the US presenting this intensive two day workshop on how to create ecology based landscapes. The Columbus Chapter of Wild Ones is a co-sponsor for this event. For detailed program information https://ndal.org/2019-summer-design-workshop/  Spaces are limited, Enroll NOW! 


>  Inniswood Metro Gardens   940 Hempstead Road, Westerville 43081

Here is a sampling of Summer Programs... Edible Weeds, how to identify, harvest & prepare. -  Music in the Gardens - Guided Evening Garden Walks - Herb Garden Tour - Fairy Garden Workshop - Wildflower Walk - Tree Identification and more. Get dates & details from Metro Park Brochure link below.  

  

> Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks SUMMER Programs Brochure

Just to make it easy to find programs of interest to you, here is a link to the Summer Parks Brochure. You may also pick up a printed brochure at any of our local to Hilliard parks such as... Battelle Darby Creek, Praire Oaks, Homestead and Glacier Ridge. https://www.metroparks.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/parkscope-summer-2019.pdf


> Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens   

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

Chihuly Nights  7pm to 10pm Fridays

All 21 installation locations will be breathtakingly lighted; 

admission: $22, or $12 for children 3 to 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/exhibition

Plant Society Shows and Sales

Columbus Bonsai Society Show and Sale - Saturday, July 20 - Sunday, July 21.


> 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. 

August

> "Natural Design"   Thursday Aug. 8 - Friday 9 in Galloway OH

New Directions in American Landscape (NDAL)  is traveling the US presenting this intensive two day workshop on how to create ecology based landscapes. The Columbus Chapter of Wild Ones is a co-sponsor for this event. For detailed program information, visit https://ndal.org/2019-summer-design-workshop/   Spaces are limited, Enroll NOW!


> Outdoor Living and Landscape Tour  Saturday August 17  9am-6pm

Sponsored by the Columbus Landscape Association

Enjoy a self-guided tour visiting some of Central Ohio’s premier outdoor living spaces, beautifully created by the area’s top Columbus Landscape Association members! Tickets $15.  Details at Columbus Landscape Association

September

> 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/


garden workshop at Columbus Garden School