Calendar of Events and Programs

Wild Ones Columbus hosts free monthly programs for our members and the public. Please note that events will be cancelled in the case of a Level 2 snow emergency.

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May 2024

May
25

Wild Ones Columbus Annual Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25th, 2024
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Overbrook Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, 4131 N High St, Columbus, OH, 43214 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Seed/Plant Sale Free Public Parking

A wide variety of herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs will be available from Wild Ones Columbus and other local vendors. Be sure to stop by!

June 2024

Jun
8

June Program: Summer Yard Tour

Saturday, June 8th, 2024
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Marsolo Property, 1068 Hepplewhite St, Westerville, OH, 43081 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Join us for a tour of the Marsolo's yard! Their yard is a standard quarter acre but includes many native plants and interesting features such as bog areas, ponds, troughs, crevice rock gardens and hardy cacti. There will be maps posted to help visitors identify the native plants in each area.

Host bio: David Marsolo has been a Wild Ones member since 2002. His yard is basically a collector's garden that has evolved over 40 years. There are many natives of the Eastern and Central US. The Marsolo's have also been working to lessen their environmental impact by reducing the area of lawn to mow, composting, growing an organic vegetable garden, and rainwater run-off use. Recently they installed 16 solar panels which meets all their electric needs in the home as well as power an electric vehicle.

July 2024

Jul
13

July Program: Catchfly Commons Garden Tour

Saturday, July 13th, 2024
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Litchfield Property, Delaware, OH, 43015 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Home Garden Tour Free Public Parking

Join us in July for a tour of Terri and Randy Litchfield's 1.3-acre property in Delaware County. Featured in Ohio Magazine, the Litchfield's yard, which now hosts roughly 275 native species, serves as a native plant demonstration garden for the Delaware County Master Gardeners and for the public. In 2023 they launched a blog and website devoted to their garden: Catchfly Commons.

Parking is next door at 667 Bunty Station Road. Signs and a greeter will guide you to a parking spot.

Host bio: Terri and Randy Litchfield's interest in gardening stems from a more general appreciation of nature. They learned about native plants from attending sustainability conferences and simple living festivals in the 80's and early 90's. In 2001 they moved to Delaware to a home with a sunny backyard, much of which was a blank canvas. They both became Delaware County Master Gardener Volunteers. Terri proposed and then chaired the Native Plant Propagation Project, which in 2021 won the Ohio Outstanding Large Master Gardener Volunteer Project Award. One of Randy's hobbies is macrophotography, and this has been a good way to document the insect visitors to the garden.