Indiana

Please see the events and club meetings listed below and on page 2. 
Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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April 14, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27:  Anderson.  Mounds State Park has nature-related programs planned for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Mounds_April.pdf

April 14, 19, 20, 26, 27:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Dunes_April.pdf

April 14:  Hobart.  Spring Perennial Plant Swap, Deep River County Park Parking lot behind Visitor Center, www.lakecountyparks.org

April 14 - June 1:  Statewide.  Get your camera ready and keep an eye out for nesting birds, http://nestwatch.org

April 14 - August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

April 14 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://neoninc.org/education/projectbudburst

April 15:  Hammond.  Shorebirds, Birding 101 at Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.org

April 15:  Merrillville.  Gardening Made Easy: Work Smarter, Not Harder, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

April 16:  Griffith.  Woodcock Watch, Oak Ridge Prairie, www.lakecountyparks.org

April 16:  Schererville.  Virtual Tourist - April in Paris, presented by Master Gardener Susan Radovich, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

April 17:  Crown Point.  Bringing New Life to Old Gardens, presented by Master Gardener Dolly Foster, Crown Point Community Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

April 17:  Highland.  Native Plants for Four Seasons of Color, presented by Master Gardener Kathy Kick, Highland Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

April 17:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics will present "How to build a hanging garden".  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687; http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/do-it-herself-workshops

April 17, May 3:  Michigan City.  Stewardship Day - Kicking out the Invasives, Pinhook Bog, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

April 18, 19, 25, 26:  Merrillville.  The Water Planet, Merrillville Community Planetarium in Clifford Pierce Middle School, http://mcpstars.org/public/spring

April 19:  Crown Point.  Create a Succulent Container, Gardens on the Prairie - The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

April 19 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

April 19:  Pines.  Wildflower Hike, Heron Rookery East Lot, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

April 22:  Hammond.  Birding 101 - Birds of Prey, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.org

April 25 - 27:  Nashville.  29th Annual Wildflower Foray, T. C. Steele State Historic Site, www.tcsteele.org

April 26 - 27:  Bloomfield.  Greene County Flower & Patio Show, Greene County 4-H Commercial Building, www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/pubs/Green%20County%20Flyer.pdf

April 26:  Chesterton.  Project Learning Tree & Arbor Day Celebration, Dunes Learning Center, www.duneslearningcenter.org

April 26 & 27:  Crown Point.  Garden and Pond Expo, Lake County Fairgrounds, www.illianagardenpond.org/pond-expos.html

April 26:  Danville.  Hendricks County Gardening For All Ages, Hendricks County Fairgrounds, www.hendricksgardeners.com

April 26:  Gary.  Green Gary Day, Paul H Douglas Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

April 26, 27:  Hartford City.  Fairy Day, Carolee's Herb Farm, http://caroleesherbfarm.com

April 26:  Lafayette.  Garden Expo presented by Purdue Extension and Tippecanoe County, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, www.tippecanoemastergardener.org

April 26:  Michigan City.  Earth Day at the Zoo, Washington Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

April 26:  St John.  Earth & Arbor Day Celebration, Alsip Nursery, www.alsipnursery.com

April 26:  Valparaiso.  Birding Hike, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

April 26:  Valparaiso.  Project Learning Tree: Environmental Education, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

April 27:  Michigan City.  Earth Day and Arbor Day, International Friendship Gardens, www.friendshipgardens.org

April 28:  Lowell.  Organic Vegetable Gardening, presented by Master Gardeners Bill & Jennifer Tobin, Lowell Public Library, www.lowellpl.lib.in.us

April 29:  Hammond.  Birding 101 - Warblers/other Neo-tropical Migrants, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 1 - August 8:  Lake County.  Join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network to monitor the health of butterfly populations in Northwest Indiana, www.bfly.org

May 1 - 31:  Valparaiso.  Fairy House Garden Exhibit, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 2 - September 26: Griffith. Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 2 - 4:  Indianapolis.  Orchard In Bloom, Holliday Park, www.orchardinbloom.org

May 3 - October 25:  Chesterton.  Chesterton's European Market, Saturdays, Third Street & Broadway, www.chestertonseuropeanmarket.com

May 3, 4:  Evansville.  Master Gardener Plant Sale, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, www.swimga.org

May 3:  Franklin.  Johnson County Garden Celebration, Scott Hall - Johnson County Fairgrounds, www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/pubs/Johnson%20County%20Garden%20Celebration.pdf

May 3:  Hammond.  Wild Ones Native Plant Sale, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.org

May 3:  Lowell.  Create a Succulent Container, Gardens on the Prairie, www.niemeyerstone.com

May 3:  Lowell.  Meet & Greet the Plants of 2014, Gardens on the Prairie, www.niemeyerstone.com

May 3 - October 25:  Michigan City.  Farmer's Market, Saturdays, corner of 8th & Washington Sts, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 3:  Porter.  Spring Wildflower - Ephemeral Bloomers, meet at Bailly/Chellberg parking lot, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 3:  Schererville. Master Gardener Plant Sale "From Our Gardens to Yours", Tri Town Safety Village, rain date is May 4, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 3:  Valparaiso.  Nature Photography Class, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 3:  Valparaiso.  Wild Edibles Class, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 3:  Valparaiso.  Create Your Own Fairy Garden, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 3 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 4 - September 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 4:  Hartford City.  Combination Planter Workshop, Carolee's Herb Farm, http://caroleesherbfarm.com

May 4 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 4 - October 26:  St John.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot, 9660 Wicker Ave, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 5:  Crown Point.  The next Master Gardener class begins on Mondays from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.  Call the Purdue Extension office at 219-755-3240 for more information.

May 5:  Schererville.  Mother's Day Container Gardening for Teens and Adults, presented by Master Gardener Susan Radovich, Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 6:  Hammond.  Pre-count meeting for the May 10 Bird Count, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.org

May 7 - September 24:  DeMotte.  Market in the Park at Spencer Park, East side of Halleck St, Wednesdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 9:  Hammond.  Bird Migration Hike, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.org

May 10:  Hammond.  Spring Sky Show, Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens, Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet, www.clcnwi.com

May 10:  Lake County.  May Day Bird Count, contact Gibson Woods for more information, www.lakecountyparks.org

May 10 - August 2:  LaPorte.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Lincolnway and Monroe St, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 10:  Lowell.  Build an Annual Container Workshop, Gardens on the Prairie, www.niemeyerstone.com

May 10:  Lowell.  Lowell Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale, Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions, Evergreen Park, East Commercial Ave, get the details at http://lowellgardenclub.com/mothers_day_plant_sale.htm or call 219-696-8282.

May 10:  Lowell.  Free Public Observing Schedule, Conway Observatory at Buckley Homestead, www.casonline.org, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 10:  St John.  St John Garden Club's Springtime in the Park, Prairie West Park, www.thestjohngardenclub.com

May 10:  Valparaiso.  Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 10:  Valparaiso.  Spring Tree Identification Class, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 12:  Griffith.  Fairy Gardens, presented by Master Gardener Stacey Haskins, Griffith Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 12:  St John.  Attracting Hummingbirds, presented by Master Gardener Dian Fruth, St John Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

May 14:  Hobart.  Easy Vegetable Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Debbie Doer, Hobart Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 14:  Munster.  Garden Myths and Mistakes, presented by Master Gardener Gale Candiano, Munster Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 14:  Valparaiso.  Organic Veggie Gardening, presented by Lake County Master Gardener Bill Tobin, Porter County Master Gardeners Association, Healthlinc Community Health Center, www.pcgarden.info/Monthly_Seminars.html

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Revised:  April 14, 2014