Gardening occasions in Columbus and across the state


Check out what other people near or far are doing with their gardens, or enjoy some projects of your own during pollinator week.

• Make a butterfly and take part in a garden scavenger hunt for Pollinator Week at Week “Family time in the garden” at the Ohio Herb Center, 110 Mill St. Thirty-minute slots run Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm and cost $ 5 per person. For more information, call 614-642-4372 or visit

• Stroll through 12 gardens during the German Village Garden Tour on Saturday, starting at the meeting of the German village community, 588 S. 3rd St. An afternoon walk lasts from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $ 25, and an evening tour by candlelight lasts from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and costs $ 40. For more information, call 614-221-8888 or visit

• If you’d like to add a flower farm scavenger hunt to your garden tour, visit Lebanon Garden Tour and Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 26th and 27th. Admire five private gardens, as well as the gardens of Glendower Historic Mansion, Pines Pet Cemetery, Miller Ecological Park, Hidden Valley Orchards, and CC’s Blooms Flower Farm. The tour departs from Lebanon Railway Station, 198 S. Broadway, Lebanon. Tickets are $ 15 upfront and $ 20 on the day of the tour. For more information, call 513-932-3430 or visit

• The Minerva Park Municipal Association offers a free guided tour of residential and public gardens and a scenic walk in the village of Minerva Park this coming Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. For more information, call 614-560-0452 or visit

• Trip 10 gardens in Yellow Springs next Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $ 10 in advance or $ 15 on the day of the tour. They can be picked up at Young’s Jersey Dairy Market Gift Shop on Route 68 north of Yellow Springs. or at Rosies Natural Foods, 142 Dayton St .; Yellow Spring Hardware, 254 Xenia Ave .; and Current Kitchen, 237 Xenia Ave., all in Yellow Springs. For information on pre-ordering tickets through Venmo or on the tour itself, please email

• Create a terracotta pot and saucer in the Gantz Farmhouse Classroom, 2255 Home Road, Grove City on June 29th at 7pm to freshen up birds, bees and butterflies. The cost is $ 20 for Grove City residents and $ 25 for non-residents. Future Gantz Farmhouse courses include one course on canned foods on July 12th and one on herbal liqueurs on July 22nd. For more information, call 614-277-3050 or visit

– Margaret Quamme

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