hortCINCINNATI (February 5, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (aka Cincinnati Botanical Garden & Zoo in horticulture circles) is hosting a variety of Zoo Garden events this month. From landscaping classes to planting trees, there is something for every green thumb and garden enthusiast.

Homeowners can learn about landscaping from the Zoo’s director of horticulture, tree huggers can join the Great Tree Summit 2016 and students of sustainability won’t want to miss the 4th annual Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium.

Event Descriptions:

Getting the Most Out of Your Home Landscape – series start February 17, 2016

Learn landscaping from the Zoo’s horticulture experts! Gain knowledge of soil preparation, maintenance and plant selection and be ready to create a thriving & beautiful garden this spring. Sign up for individual classes or for the entire series and save!

Date:
7:00pm – 9:00 pm, starting February 17th for 5 weeks. Cost per class: $20 member/$25 non-member. Cost per series: $90 member/$100 non-member. Purchase tickets here.

The Great Tree Summit – February 13, 2016

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is inviting concerned community members to attend the Taking Root Summit. Taking Root’s ultimate mission is to inspire the community to better preserve and maintain existing trees, and to plant two million trees–one for each citizen in the region–by the year 2020.

Date: February 13, 2016, Time: 8:15am, Cost: $15. Register here.

Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium – March 3, 2016

The fourth annual Sustainable Urban Landscapes Symposium is an upbeat, daylong event with expert speakers from across the region. Learn more about the tough challenges of bringing sustainable landscapes to the suburbs and the city. This year’s program will bring attention to sustainable plant selection and benefitting pollinators. Hear from expert speakers Tracy Williams, Mary Vanannan, Dr. Dan Herms, Dr. Mary Gardiner, Steve Foltz, and Brian Jorg.

Date: March 3, 2016, Time: 9am – 5pm, Cost: $49 regular/$25 student.
Purchase regular tickets here. Click here for student tickets.