Calendar of Event


January 16-18, Monday – Wednesday.  Columbus, Ohio MGIX (formerly CENTS) APLD Ohio Meeting

February 11, Saturday. Tree Disease Updates by Ohio DNR and a documentary on prairies. Sponsored by The Design Network.  Cost $10.00 Contact Hillary, . Held at Bill’s Restaurant.

February 28, Tuesday Patrick Blanc from Paris, speaks on Vertical Gardening.  Sponsored by  Shaker Lakes Garden Club. 10 am – 12 noon. Cost $25. Held at Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Carol Provan,

March 9,  Thursday.  4th Annual Green Conference The Social, Economic & Environmental Benefits of Pollinators hosted by the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. 9am – 4 pm. Cost $60.00/ $45 for APLD members/$30 students w/ID. Carol Palansky,

March 28, Tuesday – Tour of Vigeo Gardens, a hydoponic grower of microgreens, followed by lunch prepared with produce from Vigeo.  Downtown Akron.  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION  – look for reschedule later this summer or early Fall.  We apologize for any inconvenience

June 1-4, Thursday – Sunday. Schnormeier Garden Tour 10am – 4pm. Self guided tour through private residence of garden spaces. $10 per car.   8701 Laymon Rd, Gambier Ohio 43022, 740-397-7698.

July 13 – 17, Thursday – Monday.  APLD International Landscape Design Conference.  Boston, MA

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July 28, Friday – Amanda Patton, award winning designer from UK  9 – 2 pm  Amanda will be speaking on the  Art of Design and Natural Gardens for the 21st Century.  Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus.  $45 for APLD members, $55 for non members.  2 CEUs.  Mail check made out to APLD Ohio to: Kathy Stokes Shafer  20956 Westminster Drive, Strongsville, OH 44149.  Questions: Jackie Ansara;

August – Tour of Lake View Cemetery 12316 Euclid Ave, Cleveland.  Horticultural tour of historic gardens.  Details TBA.

September – Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bring Nature Home  a film that flips the landscaping paradigm by raising awareness about the critial role native plants play in the survival & vitality of local ecosystems.  A seasonal fare of farm to table will be served.  Hosted at Blue Pear Farm & Gardens Details TBA


August  18, Thursday. Cincinnati Zoo. Plant Trial Day Symposium 9 am – 6 pm CEUs available.

August 24, Wednesday. Klyn Nursery, Perry Ohio. Picnic in the bamboo garden and nursery tour. 5 pm. Bring a side dish if you want and your favorite beverage, coolers ok.  NO CHARGE Possible CEUs. RSVP to Klyns by Monday August 22. Some people stay and chat till the wee hours.

August 28, Sunday. Maple Star Farm & OEFFA. Farm to table dinner $60.00.

For more Information and registration at

September 15-18, Santa Fe, NM. APLD International Conference.

September 27, Tuesday. Lakeland Community College. AGI presents A Gathering of Plantsmen. More details to follow.

October 7, Friday. Carol Palansky’s Farm. Blues in the Barn. Suggested donation $12.00 per person. Chili soup and cornbread provided. Bring a side and beverage. Andy Cohen, Blues Artist performing.

October 22, Saturday. Case Western Reserves Squire Valleevue Farm 37125 Fairmount Blvd, Hunting Valley 44022. Cleveland Pollinator Symposium 8 am – 4:30 pm.

For information Ann Cicarella 216-377-2689 or  CEUs


Carol Palansky at NGLCO Field Day at Debonne Vineyard

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Farm to Table Dinner