Step into Spring at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Best Time to See Tulips – Mid April!

bloomsCINCINNATI – (March 21, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is ready to blossom out of this cold weather and into spring with the colorful force of over 100,000 tulips! As one of only two accredited botanical gardens in Ohio, the Cincinnati Zoo offers one of the largest tulip displays in the Midwest. Zoo Blooms also features more than…

Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden

edible_gardenFor the second year, the Chipotle Edible Gardens will be in full bloom this summer!

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens at the Zoo will feature an array of vegetables and herbs, all grown from seed. The gardens are de signed for visitors of all ages to learn about planting foods they can grow and enjoy at home.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden horticulture staff hopes the Edible Gardens will give the Zoo’s 1.5…

Taking Root Kicks Off September 26

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WHAT:       Taking Root is kicking off its campaign to address the current and impending loss of the region’s tree canopy. The Tri-State region is confronting a devastating loss of trees due to the emerald ash borer and other insect infestations, new disease, the prevalence of invasive plants, and other threats. Taking Root aims to combat the local tree crisis through education, better management of existing trees, and most of all, by planting trees to help replace those…

Cincinnati Zoo Opens New Public Garden

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Garden Club of Cincinnati Makes Botanical Garden Donation

WHO:             The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will officially open the Zoo’s newest garden, made possible through a generous donation from The Garden Club of Cincinnati.   The Zoo’s Historic Reptile house, which is 137-years-old and the country’s oldest Zoo building, underwent a major facelift in early 2013.  As part of the exterior renovation, The Garden Club of Cincinnati chose to commemorate its own 2014 centennial celebration by restoring the…

Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

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USDA Observes August As Tree Check Month And Asks The Public To Take 10
Minutes To Check Trees For Asian Longhorned Beetle

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces August is Tree Check
Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB).
“August is a time of peak emergence for the beetle and is most likely when members of
the public…

Chipotle Will Donate 50% of Sales on April 2 to the Zoo

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As part of its commitment to support community education about plants, food and the environment, Chipotle will donate up to $12,500 of sales from its Greater Cincinnati restaurants on April 2

WHO:         Chipotle (Chi-POAT-lay) Mexican Grill, the chain of burrito restaurants committed to serving food made from sustainably raised ingredients; Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden committed to inspiring and educating Cincinnati residents and the surrounding community about the importance of nature and plant…

Two [Green] Thumbs Up for Zoo’s 2013 Landscaping Series

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Landscaping for the Homeowner Series Begins January 16

Beat winter’s chill by preparing for your spring garden! Back by popular demand is the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 2013 Landscaping for the Homeowner Series, beginning January 16. Presented by the Zoo’s Director of Horticulture, Steve Foltz, this 10-class series is one of the most informative and complete landscape series for homeowners in the Tri-state area. Offering insight on design, preparation and plant selection, the classes can be taken separately or…

Cincinnati Zoo Partners with Green BEAN Delivery

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to announce a new partnership with Green BEAN Delivery, a company that delivers organic produce and natural groceries to Midwest homes and workplaces.  Green BEAN Delivery is leasing 50 acres of the Cincinnati Zoo’s 528 acre property, EcOhio, located in Warren County, where it will harvest fresh, local foods that will be distributed to families throughout Greater Cincinnati.

 “The Cincinnati Zoo values partnerships that promote enterprise within our community,” said…

Northern-Larona Community Park & Urban Farm Needs Your VOTE!

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Please help the Cincinnati Zoo and our Avondale neighborhood win $15,000 for our community garden and urban farm through Nature’s Path “Gardens for Good” Contest! This is a project that has been in the works for a few years now. Just behind the Dury Employee Parking lot, on Northern Avenue, there used to be a vacant lot. It was filled with broken chain linked fencing, poison ivy, graffiti and trash. In addition, in the past 10 years, the neighborhood…