2019 local public events

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March

> The Four Season of Gardening Conference "The Art of Gardening"

presented by Licking County Master Gardeners will offer classes such as Succulent Artistry, Artful Veggies in Containers, Nature’s Cast Offs and Japanese Kokedama. Join speaker Tom Wood of Wood Landscape Services and 3 other speakers.

Where: Community Wesleyan Church, 161 Myrtle Ave., Newark

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 23

Details: $40 in advance through website www.fourseasonsofgardening.com 

or $50 at the door. Price includes continental breakfast and lunch. 

For more information, call 740-670-5315.


> Spring is Packed with Programs for the Gardener at ...

Inniswood Gardens Metro Park,  940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville

Here is just a sampling of programs through May. "Spring Fling" event with OSU extension experts Joe Boggs and Jim Chatfield, Gardening with Herbs part 1 and 2 with Central Ohio Herb Society, Build your Best Container, Wildflower Walks and Spring Plant Sale. Get details at this link

https://www.metroparks.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Parkscope-SPRING-2019-web.pdf


> FLOWER POWER Spring Symposium   Saturday March 23 from 8am-4pm

The Gardens at Gantz Farm Volunteers are hosting their spring symposium in near by Grove City. Join them for a full day of education and interaction with speakers, demonstrations and shopping. Registration deadline is Friday March 15. Get full details at ... http://www.grovecityohio.gov/topic/gantzsymposium/ 


> Ohio Botanical Symposium   Sponsored by ODNR  Friday March 29, 8am-4pm

Prairies, pollinators, botanical discoveries, bogs and fens of the Great Lakes region are just some of the topics to be discussed. Location: Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road in Columbus. Go to http://naturepreserves.ohiodnr.gov/  to learn more. Registration deadline is Tues. March 26! 


> Spring Tree and Plant Sale  Order NOW though Sunday April 7, 2019

This is the sale for you if you're looking for plants native to Ohio.  

Sponsored by Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District. Details on their website https://www.franklinswcd.org/


> Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Blooms and Butterflies   March 9 thru September 15, 10am-5pm daily 

Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. https://www.fpconservatory.org/exhibitions/blooms-butterflies/ 


> Plant Society Shows & Sales at Franklin Park Conservatory   

10am-5pm & free unless otherwise noted*

Central Ohio Orchid Society Show & Sale, March 30th & 31st. *Conservatory admission required.

Ikebana Society of Ohio Show, April 6 & 7th. *Conservatory admission required.

Columbus African Violet Society 

Show April 13, 12-5pm / Sale April 14, 10am-5pm. 

Central Ohio Daffodil Society Show (weather dependent)

April 12 10am-5pm / April 21, 10am-5pm

Central Ohio Cactus & Succulent Society Sale  April 27 10am-5pm

Central Ohio Hosta Society Leaf Show   June 8, 12-5pm.


> 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


>>>>>>>>> Be Sure to Register Early for April Events


April

> "A Garden Affair"  Wildflower Melody   Tuesday April 16, 6:30- 9pm

Sponsored by the Hilliard Area Garden Club. Speaker Pamela Bennett, horticulture educator for the Clark County OSU extension, topic.. Beautifying the Landscape with Native Plants. Enjoy exhibits, vendors, door prizes, light refreshments and FREE admission. 


> Hilliard Earth Day Celebration   Saturday, April 27, 10am to Noon at the Hilliard Community Ctr.

We’ll have fun activities for the kids and residents can learn about composting, energy efficiency, water conservation, and more. We will also be hosting several recycling drives and coordinating volunteers for litter pick ups. Detals at...  https://gogreenhilliard.com/earth-day-hilliard/


> Wild Ones Columbus Chapter Meeting  Saturday  April 13, 10am-Noon

Topic: Plant This Not That, Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants Deer Haven Park, Delaware, Ohio. Complete list of programs at... http://columbus.wildones.org/calendar-of-events-and-programs/


 > 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.