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EDUCATION PAVILION

Our new education pavilion is located on the west side of Inniswood, across from the Sisters' Garden. Plan on a short hike down a gently sloped curved asphalt trail.

INNIS HOUSE

Innis House is open Tuesday through Friday 8am -4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm.

Program Registration: Programs requiring advance registration are highlighted. Program registration may be done on-line at www.metroparks.net from the drop-down Programs and Activities menu. For those who prefer to register by phone, call Metro Parks Headquarters Reservation Line at 614.508.8111 or Inniswood Metro Gardens at 614.895.6216 Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. to register.

 

All programs meet at Innis House unless otherwise noted.

APRIL

 

Saturday, April 1 through Thursday, April 27 view the fiber artwork of members of the Art Quilt Alliance in the Innis House. The Innis House is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Innis House is closed on Mondays.

Saturday, April 22, 9:00-11:00 a.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Junior Garden Volunteers: Join us for the season's first meeting and help prepare the gardens for spring. Participants must pre-register and have parent's permission. Ages 11-17.

Innis House

 

Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.     preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Junior Garden Volunteers: Garden Buzz Photography Workshop : This orientation will share tips for taking photos of pollinators. We'll explore the citizen science project, Bumble bee Watch, and how we can help bees.  Please bring your own digital camera or smart phone. Your photos could be used for scientific research!  This orientation & workshop will share tips and tricks for taking great photos of pollinators. Children ages 11-17 accompanied by an adult for this orientation session.

Innis House

 

Sunday, April 23, 2:00 p.m.

Metro Five-0: Level 2: Wildflower Walk : Identify and discuss some common wildflowers on a walk with an educator.

Age 50 and older.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, April 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Artists : View the fiber art of the Art Quilt Alliance at a reception.

Innis House

 

Sunday, April 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Children's Garden Day: Strawberry Garden Party: Learn how to grow, harvest, and utilize strawberries for your family at this annual event. Participate in family-friendly gardening activities including crafts, food preparation, and planting.

Sisters' Garden

MAY

Saturday, April 29 through Tuesday, May 30 view the photography artwork of Landon Bailey in the Innis House. The Innis House is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Innis House is closed on Mondays.

Meet members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit and ask them questions during Sunny Sundays this month. Sundays 1:30-3:30pm.

Herb Garden

 

Monday, May 1, 10:00 a.m.

Wildflower Walk : Identify and discuss some common wildflowers on a walk with an educator.

Gardens Entrance

 

Wednesday, May 3  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Preschool in the Garden: Hummingbirds: Get to know these fast flying, flower feeding, feathered friends. Make a mini hummingbird feeder. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The program will include a hike. Please dress appropriately.

Age 3-5 yrs.

Education Pavilion

Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale: Purchase plants for your garden. A selection of perennial plants and herbs are on sale. Sponsored by The Inniswood Volunteers, Inc. and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, May 7, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale: Purchase plants for your garden. A selection of perennial plants and herbs are on sale. Sponsored by The Inniswood Volunteers, Inc. and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.

Gardens Entrance

Saturday, May 13,  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Junior Garden Volunteers: Help prepare the garden beds for spring planting. Participants must pre-register and have parent's permission.

Innis House

 

Saturday, May 13, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

National Public Gardens Weekend: Celebrate public gardens by visiting Inniswood today. Meet a volunteer at the Gardens Entrance and receive a free gift for your garden.   

Gardens Entrance

 

Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.

Spring Fungus Walk : Join us as we share fun facts and stories about mushrooms and other fungus while we search for some in the gardens.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, May 14, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

National Public Gardens Weekend: Celebrate public gardens by visiting Inniswood today. Meet a volunteer at the Gardens Entrance and receive a free gift for your garden.   

Gardens Entrance

 

Saturday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.

Inniswood Book Club: Join us for a discussion of this quarter's book: The Reason for Flowers by Stephen Buchmann.

Innis House

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m

Meet the Artist: Meet and view the photography artwork of Landon Bailey at a reception.

Innis House

 

Sunday, May 21, 6:00 p.m.

Evening Garden Walk : Join us for a relaxing stroll through the gardens.

Gardens Entrance

JUNE

Saturday, June 3  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Junior Garden Volunteers

Help with summer garden cleanup. This program is for youth age 11-17. Participants must pre-register and have parent's permission.

Meet in Innis House

Saturday, June 4, 8:00 a.m.

Can Hear Me Now? Birding by Ear   

Join us to learn bird songs while walking the garden trails. Birding by ear will help you find birds hiding in the leaves and tree tops.  Bring your own binoculars or borrow from our limited supply.

Gardens Entrance

Sunday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.

Low Maintenance, Big Impact Perennial Gardens

The Inniswood Garden Society invites you to attend their annual meeting with gardening expert, TV and radio host, author, and columnist, Melinda Myers. Learn how to fill your garden with hard-working plants that don't require a lot of extra upkeep.

Innis House

Monday, June 5, 1:00 p.m.

Metro Five-0: Level 2: Introductory Tai Chi

Learn the first few moves of this ancient Chinese moving meditation from Taoist Tai Chi instructor, Midge Krause, in this introductory lesson. All fitness levels welcome. Ages 50 and older.

Education Pavilion

 

Tuesday, June. 6, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Ohio Buckeyes

Discover the history, uses, and culture of Ohio's state tree.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Wednesday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Ohio Buckeyes

Discover the history, uses, and culture of Ohio's state tree.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Saturday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.

Metro Five-0: Level 1: Citizen Science in the Gardens

Discover ways your observations in the garden can inform scientific discovery and decision-making.  We'll discuss several citizen science opportunities and how to get started.  Age 50 and older.

Innis House

 

Sunday, June 11, 7:00 p.m.

Evening Garden Walk

Take a guided stroll through the Gardens.

Garden Entrance

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Bullfrog

Join us as we look for and learn about Ohio's state frog, the American Bullfrog.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Wednesday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Bullfrog

Join us as we look for and learn about Ohio's state frog, the American Bullfrog.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Saturday, June 17, 10:00 a.m.

Wellness in the Gardens: Line Dancing

Join instructor, Roger Neff, for an introductory line dancing class.

Education Pavilion

 

Sunday, June 18, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Music in the Gardens: High Street Stompers

This New Orleans-style Dixieland jazz band plays music for all ages and is sure to keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.

Education Pavilion

Monday, June 19, 1:00 p.m.

Introductory Tai Chi

Learn the first few moves of this ancient Chinese moving meditation from Taoist Tai Chi instructor, Midge Krause, in this introductory lesson. All fitness levels welcome.

Education Pavilion

 

Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: The Cardinal

Discover mysteries and cool facts about Ohio's famous, state bird with activities and crafts. This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: The Cardinal

Discover mysteries and cool facts about Ohio's famous, state bird with activities and crafts. This program for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult. This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Friday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.

Family Garden Yoga

Practice your animal, plant, and gardening poses in a fun, relaxing, and family- focused stretching program. Bring mats or blankets.

Education Pavilion

 

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.

Family Garden Yoga

Practice your animal, plant, and gardening poses in a fun, relaxing, and family- focused stretching program. Bring mats or blankets.

Education Pavilion

 

Sunday, June 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist

Meet the individual artists of the Creative Women of Color. View their photography and painting exhibit, “A Walk in the Park” at a reception.

Innis House

 

Sunday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.

Evening Garden Walk

Take a guided stroll through the Gardens.

Garden Entrance

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Tomatoes

Get to know Ohio's state fruit, the tomato, with activities and crafts.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

 

Wednesday, June. 28, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Summer Children's Program: Tomatoes

Get to know Ohio's state fruit, the tomato, through activities and crafts.

This program is for children ages 8 and younger, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

Friday, June 30, preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Garden School: Tomatoes

Learn about the history, uses, and cultivation of Ohio's state fruit, the tomato. Open to any children age 6-10 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Education Pavilion

 

 

 

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