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APRIL 14th, Plant Swap- 10am, Deep River County Park Parking lot behind Visitor Center, 9410 Old Lincoln Hwy, Hobart, 769-PARK, http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
APRIL 15th, Talk- Garden tips, 7pm, regx336 Merrillville Library, 769-3541, http://www.lcplin.org.
APRIL 16th, Talk- Parisian Gardens, 7pm 1001 W Lincolnway, Schererville Library, 322-4731, http://www.lcplin.org.
APRIL 16th, Talk- Weed Wisdom-Methods of Organic Weed Control, noon, $5 Purdue Extension-La Porte County office, 2857 W State Rd 2, LaPorte, 324-9407.
APRIL 17th, Talk- ‘Landscaping with Native Plants for Four Seasons of Color’ 6:30pm, 2841 Jewett St, Highland Library, 838-2394, http://www.lcplin.org.
APRIL 19 th, Earth Day, 9-4pm, exhibitors, children’s activities, live stage shows, free bags, bingo, vendors, demonstrations, Porter County Expo Center, 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso, South of Hwy 30 on Rt 49, 464-0133.
APRIL 26th, Birding 101 Hike- 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Hike through three ecosystems – woodland, prairie and wetland. Learn where best to view birds, visit Taltree’s bluebird nesting boxes and more. $5 with general admission. Register online at Taltree.org or 462-0025.
APRIL 26th, Project Learning Tree: Environmental Education training program uses the forest as a window to the world to help children appreciate the world around them. 9:30-3:30pm, $35 for non-members and $30 for members. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025, Register online at Taltree.org or 462-0025.
APRIL 26th, Taltree Spring Cleaning 10- noon, In honor of Earth Day, April 22, and Arbor Day, April 25, this family event will help get Taltree spruced up for spring. Free to participate. Reservations required. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025,For more information, visit Taltree.org or 462-0025.
APRIL 26th, Plant Swap- 11-1pm, Hanna Library, 202 N Thompson St, Hanna, IN 46340, 219-797-4735. http://www.laportelibrary.org/
APRIL 26-27th, Schererville Garden Club Plant Sale at “Waterscape Weekend” Lake County Fairgrounds 865-6837 http://www.scherervillegardenclub.org.
APRIL 26-27th, Waterscape Weekend, $5 per person, 9am – 5pm, Plant Sale, bird houses, yard art, goldfish, lighting, irrigation, hot tubs, gourd décor, ironworks, yard art, Vendors, Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point, http://www.illianagardenpond.org see ad inside front cover.
APRIL 27th, Earth Day – Arbor Day, International Friendship Gardens 2055 US Hwy 12, Michigan City,Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Friendship Gardens. You can hike through our woods, explore the gardens, take a guided woodlands hike and enjoy simple children’s crafts. Noon-3pm, 219.878.9885 http://www.friendshipgardens.org.
MAY 3rd, Native Plant Sale 9- 2pm, Wild Ones, Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, 844-3188, http://www.gw-wildones.org, http://www.lakecountyparks.org.
MAY 3rd, Plant Sale -9-2pm, herbs, vegetables, perennials, Tri-Town Safety Village, 1350 Eagle Ridge Dr. Schererville, http://www.LakeCountyMasterGardeners.com 755-3250. Or 865-9600.
MAY 3rd, Nature Photography Class- 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. Learn how to photographically capture nature in a variety of landscapes – woodland, wetland and prairie. $8 with general admission. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025, Register online at http://www.Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 3rd, Wild Edibles Class- 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come learn from an expert naturalist about what wild plants are edible and how to cook them. $17 for non-members and $15 for members. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025, Register online at Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 3rd, Create your own Fairy Garden-1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn how to plant mosses, ferns and miniature plants in a fairy garden and make a snail shell garden. Cost is $17 for non-members and $15 for members. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025, Register online at Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 10th, Mothers’ Day Plant Sale, 8am – 1pm, variety of hanging baskets, herbs, geraniums, and perennials painted garden chairs with pots, Evergreen Park, E. Commercial Ave, Lowell, 696-9737 http://www.lowellgardenclub.com.
MAY 10th, Spring Open House- 9-5pm, in honor of National Public Gardens Day (May 9), Taltree is hosting a Spring Open House with sidewalk sale for the store, tours of the arboretum and the Railway Garden, activities in the children’s garden, and more. 450 W 100 N, Valparaiso, 462-0025, http://www.taltree.org.
MAY 10th, Springtime In The Park, 9am-3pm, Prairie West Park, 93rd St., West of Rt. 41, hanging baskets, annuals, herbs, perennials from members’ gardens, small trees & bushes, raffles, unique garden art and tools. The alpacas will once again be present. Be sure to bring your own buckets for FREE manure! info: Blog at http://www.TheStJohnGardenClub.com, or 708-337-2131.
MAY 10th, Spring Tree Identification Class- 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about native Indiana trees and how to identify them. Indiana Accredited Horticulturist CEUs available. $17 for non-members and $15 for members. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025,Register online at http://www.Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 11th, – Mother’s Day 5K- 9 a.m. This 3.1-mile trail run/walk will traverse Taltree’s beautiful spring landscape. Online registration is $20 for non-member and $18 for members. 450 W. 100 N. Valparaiso, 462-0025, For more information and to register, visit http://www.Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 16th, Munster plant sale- 8-1pm, 1101 Oriole Dr, across from Frank Hammond School, flowers, plants, grasses, pots, tools and yard art. 836-8450 email@example.com.
MAY 17th, Wildflowers Interpretive Hike-1 to 3 p.m. Led by an experienced naturalist through the prairie-scape to learn about wildflowers and how to identify them. Indiana Accredited Horticulturist CEUs available. Hike is free with general admission. Register online at Taltree.org or 462-0025.
MAY 17th, Miller Plant Sale- 9 am to noon, rain barrels, birdhouses, composters, Aquatorium, Marquette Park, Miller Beach, http://www.millergardenclub.org.
MAY 17th, Dyer Mother’s Day Plant sale- Dyer Town Hall, Dyer Garden Club.
MAY 23 & JUNE 13th, Wildflower Walk- 9:30 a.m., more than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a Lake County Parks naturalist for a walk through the nature preserve to learn more about our native flora. Ages 10 + Free, 844-3188 to register, Individual sign-ups only (please no groups) , Parrish Ave, Hessville, http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
MAY 24 th, Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 10am – 11:30 am confirm details firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 5 th, Hobart Garden Walk- free, 4-6 homes in one block 3- 7:30pm 942-6793.
JUNE 7 th, Garden Talk- “Beneficial Bugs & Wonderful Weeds” 10am, Gibson Woods, 6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, 844-3188. http://www.gw-wildones.org. http://www.lakecountyparks.org.
JUNE 27-28 th, Munster Garden Walk – 8 gardens, $10, 4-8pm, June 28 noon-4pm, tickets after June 3rd at Dixon’s Florist, 864-9025.
JUNE 28th, Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 9am – 10:30 am confirm details email@example.com.
JUNE 28-29 th, Lowell Garden Walk- tour several unique gardens, $10, 9-5pm, tickets at Niemeyer’s Landscape Supply, Leo’s Feed & Garden Center,, The Artful Garden, (for $10 Luncheon rsvp 690-0911) 696-9737 http://www.lowellgardenclub.com.
JUNE 28 th, Porter Co Garden Walk- 9am to 4pm, $8, under 12 free, .Begin at either the Westchester Township Historical Museum, 700 West Porter Ave., Chesterton, 46304 or Fit City Community Garden, 3210 North Campbell St., Valparaiso, 46383. Info: 219-465-3555 http://www.pcgarden.info.
JULY 12 & 13 th, Miller Secret Garden Walk – start at Aquatorium Marquette Park, 607 S. Lake Street Ste A, 938-1986, http://www.aquatorium.org. with plants and vendors, lunch available, shuttle van & guided bike tour available at 10:30am, 10-3pm, tickets also at Ayers Realtors, Lake Street Gallery and Miller Beach Market Place, Miller Beach, http://www.millergardenclub.org.
JULY 26 th, Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 10am – 11:30 am, confirm details firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUGUST 15 th, Prairie Hike- 9am, very few remnants of Tall Grass Prairie remain in the Midwest. Those that have survived provide some of the most biologically diverse habitats in our area. Visit an example of the once vast Tall Grass Prairie and learn how preservation and restoration have made Oak Ridge Prairie Ages 18+ 844-3188 to register Individual sign ups only (no groups) Colfax Ave, Griffith, reg 844-3188 http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
AUGUST 23rd Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 10am – 11:30 am confirm details email@example.com.
AUGUST 23rd Lowell Rummage Sale- 8am – 1pm, Evergreen Park, E Commercial Ave, 696-9737 http://www.lowellgardenclub.com.
SEPTEMBER 8th, Plant Swap- 10am, Deep River County Park Parking lot behind Visitor Center, Hobart, 769-PARK, http://www.lakecountyparks.com.
OCTOBER 18 th, Brats & Bulbs- 11 am – 2 pm, have fun buying bulbs, eat a brat and listen to bluegrass, Aquatorium, Marquette Park, 607 S. Lake Street Ste A, 938-1986, http://www.aquatorium.org. Miller Beach, http://www.millergardenclub.org.
SEPTEMBER 27th, Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
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OCTOBER 25th, Duneland Rose Society meeting at Taltree Arboretum, 1-2:30pm, confirm details email@example.com.