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2018 Schedule of Events

 

SUNDAY MARCH 18 – 1:30 P.M. TO 3:30 P.M.

Travels with Bob: Bob Solberg

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Every year Bob crisscrosses the country going to conventions, meeting with nursery folks, and visiting hybridizers as part of the search of bringing the best new hostas to my customers. Travel along on his most recent journey and see a glimpse of the future of hostas and the decisions that are made as to which ones will make the grade. 

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SATURDAY, MARCH 31 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Spring Clean-up

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE

During our spring clean-up session, we hope to remove the old yews that border the 100+ year old stone wall – and expose the beautiful stone work. This will be a nice enhancement to our garden. 

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MONDAY APRIL 9 – 6:30 P.M.

Finding Art in the Garden: Janet Hommel Mangas

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Your eyes are instantly drawn to it when you’re on a garden tour! Come feast your eyes on Art in the Garden — Where to find it? Where we saw it?  What’s Unique? How’d they Make it? Where to buy it . . .and how much was it? Come and get some garden art ideas and share where YOU have found your best garden art!

Janet has a B.S. in Horticulture from Purdue University, an M.A. in Leadership, and is a National Writing Project Fellow. She has been a weekly columnist for the Daily Journal for the past 12 years, in addition to writing garden profiles for the Indiana Gardening Magazine, The American Gardener Magazine and other publications. Two of her most memorable gardening moments have been assisting the landscaping crew at the Taj Mahal in India and discarding a dead mole in her garden a guest found during the 2017 American Hosta Convention Wednesday Tour in Indy. The guest laughed: “Well, I’ve never seen one of those in my 20 years of attending Hosta Convention Tours.” 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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MONDAY MAY 14 – 6:30 P.M.

Gardens of France: Linda and Ron Williams, owners of Garden Travelers

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Experience the delights of French gardens as seen through the eyes of tour guides, Linda and Ron Williams. Their European presentations always deliver stunning visuals with interesting narratives about the people and places they discover along the way.

The Williams are members of the Hosta Society since 1992 (both local and national), the American Boxwood Society for seven years, and the American Orchid Society for over 40; years; and Ron has been an orchid judge for about 40 years. “We have never visited a garden that we did not learn something from both private and public. And we have visited many gardens!” The Williams own Garden Travelers and have taken travelers to over 350 gardens with an emphasis on Italy, France and Britain — several private.)

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SATURDAY, MAY 26 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 16 

Hosta Show and Plant Sale

SALE 12 P.M. to 4 P.M., LEAF SHOW 2 P.M.-4 P.M.

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

The annual Hosta Sale and Leaf Show is a great way to share our love of hostas and educate the public on the diversity of cultivars found in the hosta world. It also gives members an excellent opportunity to add some new hostas to their gardens and possibly win some recognition at the show.

The show competition includes twelve different cut-leaf sections, a container- grown division, trough/container gardens, artistic arrangements (using hosta leaves and other plants and flowers), along with educational displays.

Hosta Show Schedule: Click Here

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SATURDAY, JULY 21 – 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 28-29

Weekend Coach Trip

OFF WE GO TO THE BUCKEYE STATE!!

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13 – 6:30 P.M.

Unusual and Underused Garden Plants: Chris Wilhoite

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Chris, a long-time IHS member,  will try to demystify some unusual and underused garden perennials.  Chris, along with his wife Cynthia, are owners of Soules Gardens, a nursery on the Southside of Indianapolis specializing in hostas, daylilies and rare and unusual perennials.  

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

Fall Festival

MEMBER ONLY EVENT

THE AMBASSADOR HOUSE AND HERITAGE GARDENS

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Gardening Day

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 – 6:30 P.M.

Tidbits and Treasures from Old Garden Books: Carol Michel

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

Carol is many things, but first and foremost, she is a gardener. She is also a Garden Writer (Indiana Gardening,etc., etc.) and award winning blogger (maydreamsgardens.com).  She is a collector of old first-edition garden books, and she is the owner of the “world’s largest” hoe collection. Carol published her first book “Potted and Pruned: Living a Gardening Life”in 2017 (available on Amazon).  She has a degree in Horticulture from Purdue University, and she mixes humor and horticulture in her presentations. 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 9:30 A.M.

Holliday Park Fall Clean-up

MEET AT THE HOLLIDAY PARK SOUTH GATE 

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 – 6:30 P.M.

Color in the Winter Garden: Brock Martindale

HOLLIDAY PARK NATURE CENTER

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

Annual Holiday Party

MEMBER ONLY EVENT