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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.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

through Thursday, September 28 view the photography artwork of Jimmy and Yvette Mitchell 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

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Bumble Bustle Challenge : Join us for the second annual event of this kind. This non-competitive challenge combines walking and fitness activities as you learn about the importance and physical abilities of the bumble bee.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, September 24, 5:30pm

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

Gardens Entrance

OCTOBER

through Tuesday, October 31 view the photography artwork of Karen English 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

Wednesday, October 4

preregistration required: www.metroparks.net    

Preschool in the Gardens: Flower Fairies:   Flowers and insects come to life through imaginative stories, crafts, and a hike in search of flower fairies in the gardens. 

Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The program will include a hike. Please dress appropriately Ages 3-5 years.

Education Pavilion

 

Saturday, October 7

preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Junior Garden Volunteers : Help with fall garden cleanup. Participants must pre-register and have parent's permission. Permission form must be filled out by parent or guardian. Inniswood staff will contact you prior to the program to complete this document.

Ages 11-17years.

Meet in Innis House

Saturday, October 7, 10:00am

Wild Ones: “What Native Trees & Shrubs do I Want?”

Sharon Treaster, an Ohio certified volunteer naturalist and active beekeeper will demonstrate how to prune the trees in your landscape. She will share the reason why keeping up with their pruning will benefit both them and you. Sharon will provide a list of the best native trees and shrubs to have on your property and why.
Innis House

Sunday, October 8, 2:00pm

Greater Columbus Dahlia Society: Fall Care : Learn how to save your dahlia tubers for another year of colorful blooms.

Innis House

Sunday, October 8, 4:30pm

Autumn Walk : Join us for a guided stroll through the gardens.

Gardens Entrance

Saturday, October 14, 10:00am

Native Trees and Shrubs

Sharon Treaster, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, will discuss the best native trees and shrubs to have on your property. Sponsored by the Columbus Wild Ones.

Innis House

 

Saturday, October 14, 2:00pm

Introduction to Oaks: Learn about the oak trees and their family traits in this introductory program to oak identification.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, October 15, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Meet the Artist: Join Karen English at a reception and view her photography artwork.

Innis House

 

Friday, October 20

preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Garden School: Mushrooms in the Gardens: Explore how fungus helps our gardens grow and ways gardeners can cultivate mushrooms. We'll also sample snacks featuring fungi you can grow at home and learn their nutritional value too! Open to any child age 6-10, accompanied by an adult.

Age 6-10 years.

Innis House

 

Saturday, October 2

preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Social Painting: Join artist Ginny Baughman, as she guides students in painting quick landscapes from your own photos or the natural world of Inniswood.

Pre-registration required. Fee is $30. Age 18 and older.

Innis House

 

Saturday, October 21, 2:00pm

Oak ID: White Oak Group: Join us to identify some of the oak trees in the taxonomic white oak group.

Gardens Entrance

Sunday, October 22, 4:30pm

Autumn Walk : Join us for a guided stroll through the gardens.

Gardens Entrance

Saturday, October 28, 2:00pm

Oak ID: Red Oak Group: Learn how to identify some of the oak trees in the taxonomic red oak group.

Gardens Entrance

 

Sunday, October 29, 2:00 - 4:00on

Halloween Party: Join us in the gardens. Enjoy activities and crafts in celebration of this traditional holiday.

Education Pavilion

NOVEMBER

through Thursday, November 30 view the fiber artwork of Kathy Gordon 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.

Wednesday, November 1

Preschool in the Gardens

preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Wonderful Woodpeckers: Learn about these wood-pecking, insect-eating birds through activities and a craft.  

Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The program will include a hike. Please dress appropriately. Ages 3-5 yrs. pre-register

Innis House

Saturday, November 4

Junior Garden Volunteers : Help with fall garden cleanup. Participants must pre-register and have parent's permission.

Permission form must be filled out by parent or guardian. Inniswood staff will contact you prior to the program to complete this document if possible.

Ages 11-17yrs., pre-register

Meet in Innis House

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 4 and 5

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Metro Parks' Nature Print Contest : View all of the entries in this year's photo contest and cast a vote for the People's Choice Award.

Innis House

 

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.

Making Herb Jelly: Learn how to make herb jelly from, Jeannie Seabrook, of the Glass Rooster Cannery. Ms. Seabrook will make garlic jelly to demonstrate the jelly making process and share ideas for using it. Samples will be available for tasting. Sponsored by The Central Ohio Unit - Herb Society of America.

Innis House

 

Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist: Meet Kathy Gordon, and view her fiber artwork at a reception.

Innis House

 

Saturday, November 18, 2:00 p.m.

Book Club: Join us for a meeting of the quarterly book club as we discuss, Around the House and in the Garden by Dominique Browning.

Innis House

Sunday, November 19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Family Craft Workshop: Create holiday gifts with family and friends. Materials provided. Bring a bag to help carry your creations home.

Innis House

 

 

 

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