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Garden Celebration: Wild and Native

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$2 – $13

Discover how plants native to Indiana support your yard’s ecosystem and preserve valuable wildlife. The Johnson County Garden Club’s annual Garden Celebration will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground St, Franklin, IN.

Garden Celebration features 40+ garden-related vendors and these educational seminars:

  • 9:30am – Dawn Slack, Director of Stewardship, The Nature Conservancy; Our Amazing Indiana Native Plants and How to Manage for Them


  • 10:30am – Aaron Stump, Habitat Programs Manager, Indiana Wildlife Federation; Certified Wildlife: Learn how to create a wildlife friendly habitat.


  • 12:30pmSara High, Forestry Education Specialist, Woods on Wheels, DNR-IN: An interactive mobile exhibit throughout the day; Best Indiana Trees as Host Plants


  • 1:30pm – Andrea Quigley, Education Director, Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation, Northwest Indianapolis; Urban Raptors in Central Indiana


Note: Seminar attendance qualifies for Purdue Master Gardener hours.

This year’s event is enhanced with a festive courtyard and live music. Scott Hall, with expanded areas for social distancing, will allow attendees to browse and shop. The Garden Café featuring selections from Chris Tompkins’ Croc Pot Kitchen and Cafe will provide breakfast and lunch for purchase. Main entrance is Scott Hall with educational seminars held in Herring Hall to the west.

Free giveaways include seed packets and tree seedlings while supplies last. General admission is $2 at the door.


Visit the Johnson County Garden Club Facebook page for updates. Face masks will be required.

For information call Carolyn Williams at 317-736-8080; or email In coordination with Purdue University’s Johnson County Extension Office, the event is sponsored by the Johnson County Garden Club.


May 1
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$2 – $13


Johnson County Garden Club
(317) 346-7316


Johnson County Fairgrounds – Scott & Herring Halls
250 Fairground St.
Franklin, IN 46131 United States
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