Professionals in the garden industry on various topics sharing their vast knowledge with us.

2020 Winter Seminar Series:

Most of the seminars below are at capacity except for the March 14th talk from Jason Veil of Secrest Arboretum.  To register for this particular event, please call 330-825-3320 or send an email to:

Each seminar includes:
– Comfortable, warm atmosphere
– Light snacks, hot coffee and water
– Bathroom facilities
– Door prize raffles

Growing Vertical: Ornamental Vines **FULL**
Saturday, February 15 – 11:00 am

This presentation is FULL and no longer accepting registrations.

Vines can provide unique vertical interest and height to any area of the garden.  Plus, there are many different types of vines availalbe for different situations in the landscape.  We will dive into the family of ornamentl vines which include perennial favorites such as clematis, wisteria, honeysuckle and trumpet vine plus their annual and tropical counterparts such as mandevilla, bougainvillea and jasmine.  The talk includes a graphical tour of these types plus information on planting, pruning and care. Estimated length: 60-90 minutes

Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Tom Dayton

Modern Cutting Garden **FULL**
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am

This presentation is FULL and no longer accepting registrations.

Locally grown and inspired bouquets are a joy to have year ’round.  Yes, you can have your flower and pick them too!  This session will discuss plant selection, new cultivars and post-harvest care of cut flowers so that you can grow your own botanical creations!  Estimated length: 60 minutes

Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources OSU Extension, Summit County

What is Eating My Garden? **FULL**
Saturday, February 29 – 11:00 am

This presentation is FULL and no longer accepting registrations.

Do you know your bugs?  How do you tell a good bug from a bad bug and how should you deal with those problem insects?  We’re going in search of the bugs that bug us and revealing their hidden lives.  You’ll be surprised at how many bugs are actually GOOD for your garden and how you can fight the bad ones without using harsh chemicals – it CAN be done!  Estimatied 60 minutes.  Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Cynthia Druckenbrod, M.S., American Public Gardens Association, Chair, Council of Communities, Horticulturist, Lily Creek Gardens

Whats New for 2020? **FULL**
Saturday, March 7 – 11:00 am

This presentation is FULL and no longer accepting registrations.

From trees to shrubs to perennials to annuals plus happenings around the nursery, find out what is new for 2020 from our very own team.  Participants in this talk will get a photographic view of the neatest and newest introductions in the world of plants chosen by the experts at Dayton’s.  This very popular talk is usually well-atte3nded so sign up early!  Estimated 120 minutes.  Fee: $8.00

Presented by:
Tom Dayton & Karen Martin

Secrest Arboretum: A Century of Beauty & Utility
Saturday, March 14 – 11:00 am

rescheduled from 2-8-20

In continuous use since 1901, Secrest Arboretum has evolved from it’s early days as a forestry research station to a diverse public garden serving students, researchers, the horticulture industry, and the public.  This presentation will trace the events and trends that have shaped Secrest’s character and purpose over the last century.  We will also take a look at some recent projects, new initiatives and long-range plans to ensure that the Arboretum is beautiful, useful and sustainable for generations to come.  Estimated length: 60 minutes

Presented by:
Jason Veil, curator, Secrest Arboretum, The Ohio State University Wooster 

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