National Public Gardens Day Weekend

Category: Gardening

Event Date:

Friday, May 11 - May 12, 2018


10:00 am


Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Drive
Toledo, OH

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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

Come walk the gardens and enjoy the beauty of collections and displays, stop in to meet your local artists. Let’s celebrate the National Public Gardens Day at Toledo Botanical Garden, your museum of plants at Metroparks Toledo.

An open house type of event with self-guided tours through the 60 acres of display gardens and relevant collections. Horticulturists and Volunteers will man “Stations’’ through the garden and would be working and available to answer questions about the garden collections, displays and plants. Resident organizations will be present to answer questions about their clubs and their involvement with Toledo Botanical Garden.

Friday, May 11: noon-3pm
Saturday, May 12: 10-5pm

• Self-guided tours (Fri and Saturday)

• Bird Walk with Steve Stockford, new park supervisor (Saturday at 10am)

• Horticulture presence in Woodland, Perennial Garden (Friday and Saturday)

• OSU Extension activities: Horticulture Hotline Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
Make It and Take It – Activity, Lifecycle of a Butterfly, Coloring Sheet, Pasta Fun, Plant Dill Seed- Food for Swallowtail, Cup, Soil and Seeds, Blender Bike presentations

Artisan Village and Resident clubs activities:

• Toledo Potters Guild Sale, Friday 12-7, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-4,

• Plant sale: Saturday and Sunday 10-5, Garden Club Forum and Maumee Valley Herb Society, herbs, bulbs, perennials and shrubs

• Hands On Studio Art-O-Mat machine reception , Friday 6:30-8:30 pm, Hands On teacher demos, Friday 12-5, Saturday 12-5

• Toledo Artists Club: Gallery open Saturday, Plain Air painters around the garden

• Branching Out Studio will have a public weaving project and is open Friday and Saturday

• Toledo Glass Guild, glassblowing demos, Saturday

• Unruly Arts open Friday and Saturday 10-3

• Blair Museum open Saturday and Sunday 1-4

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