Volunteering at Inniswood
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 30

View the watercolor artwork of Judy Heston and the photography artwork of Rick Heston 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.

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


Sunday, April 2, 2:00 p.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

Artist Ginny Baughman shows you how to create a beautiful Ukrainian egg using a series of wax coatings and dye baths. Fee is $25. Take-home kits for making your own egg will be available for sale at the conclusion of the program. Must be 16 years old or be accompanied by an adult.

Innis House

Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Continuous Containers : Learn about some perennial plants and smaller shrubs that can be grown year-round in a container.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center


Wednesday, April 5,  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net

Preschool in the Garden: Garden Puddle Party:

Celebrate the critters that live in puddles by participating in activities, a craft, and a puddle parade around the gardens. Bring your rain boots!

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

Innis House

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

Herb Society: Join the members of the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit for their public meeting and program. Lotions & Potions: Herbal Skin Care presented by Brooke Sackenheim. Learn about the basic techniques and ingredients involved in crafting your own lotion. Ms. Sackenheim has been studying herbs since 2002. She is the manager of the Ohio Herb Education Center in Gahanna, Ohio, whose mission is to educate the public about the benefits and various uses of herbs in everyday life.

Innis House

Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m.  preregistration required: www.metroparks.net 

Home Grown Repellents: Learn which plants can be grown as natural repellents.

Greenhouse Multipurpose Center


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



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