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Inniswood Program Calendar


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 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.



through Thursday, March 2

View the mixed media artwork of Don Scott on display in the Innis House. The Innis House is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m.

Metro Five-0: Level 1: Coffee and Common Birds: Come in for a cup of coffee as we watch the feeders from the Innis House. Ages 50 and older.

Innis House


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

Which Conifer for my Garden? Learn about conifers' use in the landscape and about some of the unique conifers at Inniswood on this third session of the winter tree series.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center


Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.

Inniswood Book Club: Join us for a discussion about this quarter's book, “A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers” by Hazel Gaynor.

Innis House

Sunday, February 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet the Artist: View the photography artwork of Don Scott at a reception.

Innis House


Wednesday, March 1: preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Preschool in the Garden: Windy Day

Make an upcycled kite and explore wind through hands-on activities. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult. The program will include a hike. Please dress appropriately. Age 3-5 years.

Innis House

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m.

Garden Speakers

Presentations provided by Charles and Cynthia Lucius of Amity Abloom and keynote Brent Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs. Sponsored by the Inniswood Garden Society. Registration is required, $25 for IGS members, $35 for non- members. Call Inniswood at 614-895-6216 to reserve your spot.

Innis House

Glorious Daylilies – You won't want to miss Charles and Cynthia Lucius and their enticing presentation on some of the newest day lily varieties from their Amity Abloom gardens in nearby Hilliard. New hybrids include monster two-tone blooms, wire-edged coloring, spider and ruffled petals, and color extremes from white to blackish red.


BULBS AS COMPANION PLANTS Whether you are planning to plant bulbs in a fresh, newly prepared empty garden, or whether you are adding them to an already existing one, this seminar will have the answers for you! With exquisite slides illustrating the seminar, you will be introduced to the best of the best...the right bulbs for the right spots. You'll learn how to combine bulbs, perennials, annuals, ground covers and flowering shrubs that will create just the feeling you want to generate for four seasons in your garden. After seeing and experiencing this seminar, you'll leave with information and inspiration to produce a garden that you, your neighbors and friends will enjoy all year. Brent Heath is a long time horticulture educator, speaker, gardener, photographer, and proud owner (with his wife Becky) of Brent and Becky's. He lives and works on their 28 acre farm and garden in Gloucester, VA. Brent and Becky provide the finest flower bulbs, perennials, seeds, and specialty plants available in the industry.


Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Build Your Best Container : Learn the basics to container gardening in this demonstrative program.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center

Saturday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.

Family Bee Houses : Come as a family or on your own to learn about the non-aggressive mason bee and make a bee house for your garden.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center


Sunday, March 12, 2:00 p.m.

Growing Dahlias:Learn how to start and maintain your dahlia tubers with members of the Greater Columbus Dahlia Society.

Innis House


Saturday, March 18, 2:00 p.m.     

Metro Five-0: Level 2: Great Garden Bees Workshop : Create a bee house for your garden while learning about the non-aggressive mason bee and their beneficial role in the landscape.

Age 50 and older.

Innis House

Sunday, March 19, 6:00 p.m.

Evening Walk with Frogs : Walk Inniswood in the evening and look and listen for frogs chorusing.

Gardens Entrance


Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Edible Landscapes : Learn how to integrate fruits, herbs, and vegetables into your ornamental landscape.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center


Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Garden School: Wind Wonders: Learn about windy weather, try wind experiments, and make an upcycled kite and windsock.

Open to all children age 6-10 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Innis House



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