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!

Gardening for the Planet

February 4th – March 11th, 2019 (6:15 – 8:30 pm)

Speaker: Sabrena Schweyer

Help reverse climate change. Don’t miss this 6- week course with award-winning designer, Sabrena Schweyer, FAPLD!

**Please note this event is not held at the nursery, see webpage below for details:


Seminar - Getting to Know Perennial Maintenance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 — 11:00 am 

Speaker: Laura Deeter – Professor – Horticulture Technologies; Program Coordinator: Landscape Horticulture and Horticulture Science; Ohio State ATI

Magazines, internet pictures, and books all portray these perfectly behaved ‘babies’. Then we get them in our personal garden and the plants simply refuse to behave! They get up late, refuse to stand up straight, bully their siblings, and in general don’t look at all like the pictures. Learn tips, tricks and techniques for helping your perennial babies be on their best behavior, so you, too, can be a fantastic perennial parent!

This seminar is now FULL.  No more registrations accepted.

Seminar - Marvelous Magnolias

Saturday, March 2, 2019 — 11:00 am 

Speaker: Tom Dayton

With more than 200 species, Magnolias are one of the most popular landscape plants in the whole world and for good reason. This diverse group of trees vary in leaf shape and plant form, including both glossy evergreen and deciduous types. Their bloom ranges from star to saucer-shaped in a scent reminiscent of a French perfume.  And, plus, they are not liked by pesky deer. Join Tom Dayton on a tour through this group with a bit of history, culture, growth habits, planting and pruning techniques plus a photo gallery of the most common species and cultivars. 

Seminar - What's New for 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 11:00 am 

Speaker: Tom Dayton & Karen Martin

From trees to shrubs to perennials to annuals plus happenings around the nursery, find out what is brand new for 2019 from our very own Tom Dayton and perennial greenhouse manager, Karen.  Participants in this talk will get a photographic view of the neatest and newest introductions in the world of plants (and some tools), chosen by the experts at Dayton’s.

This very popular talk is usually well-attended so sign up early!

Metor Shower Verbena, shown.  Photo courtesy of Proven Winners.

Click HERE to register for our winter seminar series

Special Event- Garden Tour with Tom

Saturday, March 18, 2019 — 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

presented by Tom Dayton

Join us for an up close personal tour with Tom Dayton, the designer and creator of the Wolf Creek Botanical Garden, a 10 acre property adjacent to the existing nursery on Cleveland-Massillon Rd in Norton.

The garden’s diverse topography lends itself to the planting of various gardens such as those on a steep slope, bog garden, shade, formal, naturalized gardens plus various mature tree and conifer specimens.

The garden was designed to inspire visitors with significant established plantings of a wide array of plant species. Also represented are plantings to modify ones environment in order to improve the quality of life including sound barriers and wind screens, the cooling of yards with mature trees, the attraction of birds and other wildlife.

Research is another ongoing function of the garden to test and evaluate different plant species and cultivars for NE Ohio gardens.

Join Tom Dayton on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 pm for a tour of this never-ending project.

Please reserve your spot on the tour by emailing us at info@daytonnursery.com or messaging us directly on Facebook.