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Cultivating Your Green Thumb

Beautiful wildflowers are an excellent inspiration for anyone with a green thumb

Wayne County Events are Here to Help your Green Thumb

Spring is in the air which finds many of us thumbing through seed catalogs and watching home and garden improvement shows on TV in anticipation of warmer weather and the outdoor gardening season.

To set you on the path of colorful fragrant blooms and healthy delicious homegrown produce, Wayne County offers many gardening seminars, arboretum walks, shows, and sales, all with the spring garden enthusiast in mind.

Here is just a sampling of events scheduled for this spring in Wayne County:

April 10                        Guided Tree Walk at Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, Wooster

April 13                        Guided Bird Walk at Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, Wooster

April 24                        Guided Spring Walk at Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, Wooster

May 4              Plant Discovery Day, OARDC, Wooster

May 8              Guided Tree Walk at Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, Wooster

Cultivate beautiful flowers is easy when you have a green thumb

Wayne County is home to the beautiful Secrest Arboretum on the grounds of The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Open dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, the arboretum is home to walking and biking trails that invite you to discover over 2,500 varieties of plants to sniff, study, photograph and enjoy. Bring your little ones to slide through the Buckeye Forest and to explore the Children’s Garden Area.

Visit them online at for a complete listing of classes, sales, events and workshops.

April 26                        Arbor Day and Tree Planting at Secrest Arboretum, OARDC, Wooster

April 27                        Native Plant Sale & Seminars at The Wilderness Center, Wilmot

April 27-28       Wayne County Home & Garden Show, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster

Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve, a 206-acre ecosystem, provides a 1.5-mile boardwalk foot trail providing views of one of Ohio’s few remaining old-growth forests.

So, after a winter of being stuck inside, get out and enjoy the warm spring weather and the sunshine on your face. Visit the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau website at for details on the above events and attractions, as well as information on accommodations, shopping and restaurants in the area.

Article Courtesy of Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Cultivating Your Green Thumb

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