Fun and exciting events happen throughout the season here at Dayton’s including our winter seminar series, festivals and group outings.

Check back often for more fun events! From our famous winter seminar series to the annual Blueberry Festival and the Fall Festival to special guests, there is always something fun and exciting happening here at Dayton’s!

Our 2020 Winter Seminar Series schedule is set!  Click here for the details.


Design & Beyond 2020

January 11, 2020 – 9:00 am through 2:30 pm
Tangier Banquets and Catering in Akron (covered parking) 

When she isn’t writing (three award winning books) or speaking (hosting her radio show The Weekend Gardener, also an award winner, and crossing thecontinent to appear at gardening programs), Niki Jabbour is busy gardening in her Nova Scotia raised garden beds.  Her passion and expertise lie in growing edibles, but not just any edibles.  Niki has experimented with new and alternative vegetables that widen the garden palate and spice up the dinner table.  Her book, Veggie Garden Remix (2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award Winner and 2019 GardenComm Media Awards Gold Medal Winner), displays a beautiful array of colorful, flavorful, and interesting vegetables that will entice gardeners and diners away from the standard cabbage, broccoli, carrots, and other staples.  She will share her ideas and photos as this January’s Design & Beyond program on January 11th.

 Clematis are one of the most popular flowers in the landscape, but not always the happiest.  Sharing the stage with Niki will be Cindy Tibbetts,  owner of Hummingbird Farm in Turner, ME.  Cindy’s talk, Clematis:  Queen of Flowering Vines, will detail the ins and outs of clematis growing, as well as clematis that are worth your garden space.

Tired of shade gardens that suffer from a case of the blahs?  Dennis James, Owner of DJs Greenhouse in Transfer, PA will round out the Design & Beyond day with a program on  Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas.  Learn how to add color, texture, and dimension that will jazz up that dark corner.

Besides three wonderful speakers, the day includes a continental breakfast, soup/salad buffet, door prizes, and the opportunity to mingle with other garden enthusiasts.  Registrations make great holiday gifts.

Haven’t saved your Design and Beyond spot yet?  Go to  http://www.summitmastergardeners.org/ for a link to the information and registration page.

Design & Beyond is presented by the Master Gardeners of Summit County. 

Greater Akron Orchid Society Show

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm)
Sunday, March 8, 2020 (11 am to 4 pm)

Offering exotic, unique orchids on display including orchid vendors and experts on hand to answer your questions. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website:  www.thegaos.com. 

-Repotting sessions
-Orchid sales and supplies
-Free parking
-Blooming orchid displays
-Growing advice

Northeast Ohio Daffodil Show

Saturday, April 18, 2020 (time TBA)

Accredited judging of daffodil hybrids. Meet the Daffodil Society members and see a selection of unique varieties of daffodils. Free & Open to the Public.

The Northeast Ohio Daffodil Society (NODS) is a small group of gardeners that like to grow daffodils, but it is also a social group.  They have meetings 3 times a year (September, October, and March).  They have a daffodil show in April, usually have a plant sale in the Spring and/or Fall, and have one or two outings in the summer.