“Cultivating Columbus” Regional Meeting on July 12 Highlights a Horticulture Hotbed

Lucks' English gardenby Teresa Woodard

Join us in Columbus, Ohio, on July 12 for a  GardenComm regional meeting and tour of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm (3)this horticulture hotbed of Ohio. Then take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Cultivate 2019 Show, July 13-15 (requires separate registration).

The regional meeting’s tour will begin at Sunny Meadows Flower Farm where slow flower movement pioneers Gretel and Steve Adams will share the story behind their successful urban flower farm that has become a national model for specialty cut flower growers.

Next, we’ll tour the private English style estate garden of Cherie Lucks who has led many city and statewide beautification efforts in Columbus.

OSU Trial Gardens (3)For lunch, we’ll meet at the education pavilion beside the new nature-engaging children’s garden at Franklin Park Conservatory. After lunch, we’ll tour the children’s garden then head to Stump Plants flagship store for some houseplant shopping. This highly curated plant store chain now has four locations in Columbus, Cleveland and Philadelphia.

In the afternoon, we will visit Chadwick Arboretum at The Ohio State University to tour the learning gardens with the Steven Still Perennial Garden designed by Adrian Bloom, the university’s trial gardens, an award-winning horticulture therapy garden, and a Groovy Plants Ranch (3)green roof.

We will finish up the day with an appetizer reception at Groovy Plants Ranch, a nursery and retail store in an old school house.  Our hosts Jared and Liz Hughes have an amazing collection of succulents and unusual plants. Plus, Jared will have plenty of his newly introduced Canary Wings Begonia.

For more information and registration, click here!

(A note from GardenComm blog coodinator, Carol Michel. When I saw the schedule for this event, I signed up right away. Teresa has organized a great one-day event! I feel certain it will be a full-house and a lot of fun.  I look forward to seeing many  people in Columbus.  If you can’t make it to Ohio in July, check out other regional meetings in Connecticut on June 6 and Minnesota on July 26-27.)

Meet the Author

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Teresa is a garden writer and field editor based in Columbus, Ohio. You’ll find her work in Country Gardens, Better Homes & Gardens, Midwest Living Magazine, Ohio Magazine and Columbus Monthly. She also serves on the board at Highland Youth Garden in Columbus and as a judge with America in Bloom. She blogs with two other garden writers at www.heartland-gardening.com.

Author: GardenComm

GardenComm, formerly known as GWA: the Association for Garden Communicators, provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communication. GardenComm members includes book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GardenComm members.

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