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 21 - June 1:  Statewide.  Get your camera ready and keep an eye out for nesting birds,

April 21 - August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project,

April 21 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst,

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

April 25, 26, 27:  Anderson.  Mounds State Park has nature-related programs planned for adults and children,

April 25, 26:  Merrillville.  The Water Planet, Merrillville Community Planetarium in Clifford Pierce Middle School,

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

April 26 - 27:  Bloomfield.  Greene County Flower & Patio Show, Greene County 4-H Commercial Building,

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

April 26, 27:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs for adults and children,

April 26 & 27:  Crown Point.  Garden and Pond Expo, Lake County Fairgrounds,

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

April 26:  Gary.  Green Gary Day, Paul H Douglas Center,

April 26 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education,

April 26, 27:  Hartford City.  Fairy Day, Carolee's Herb Farm,

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

April 26:  Michigan City.  Earth Day at the Zoo, Washington Park,

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

April 26:  Valparaiso.  Birding Hike, Taltree Arboretum,

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

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

April 28:  Lowell.  Organic Vegetable Gardening, presented by Master Gardeners Bill & Jennifer Tobin, Lowell Public Library,

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

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

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

May 2 - September 26: Griffith. Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays,

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

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

May 3:  Crown Point.  7th Annual Lake County Pet Expo, Lake County Fairgrounds,

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

May 3:  Franklin.  Johnson County Garden Celebration, Scott Hall - Johnson County Fairgrounds,

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

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

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

May 3:  Michigan City.  Stewardship Day - Kicking out the Invasives, Pinhook Bog,

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

May 3:  Porter.  Spring Wildflower - Ephemeral Bloomers, meet at Bailly/Chellberg parking lot,

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

May 3:  Valparaiso.  Nature Photography Class, Taltree Arboretum,

May 3:  Valparaiso.  Wild Edibles Class, Taltree Arboretum,

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

May 3 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St,

May 4 - September 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St,

May 4:  Hartford City.  Combination Planter Workshop, Carolee's Herb Farm,

May 4 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr,

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

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,

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

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

May 9:  Hammond.  Bird Migration Hike, Gibson Woods,

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

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

May 10 - August 2:  LaPorte.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Lincolnway and Monroe St,

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

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 or call 219-696-8282.

May 10:  Lowell.  Free Public Observing Schedule, Conway Observatory at Buckley Homestead,,

May 10:  St John.  Container Gardening Workshop, Alsip Nursery,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 15, 17:  Crown Point.  Build an Annual Container Workshop, Gardens on the Prairie - The Gardens at Niemeyers,

May 15:  Highland.  Lawn Care & Maintenance, presented by Master Gardener Jim Colias,

May 15:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics will present "How to Build a Herb Tower Container Garden".  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687;

May 15 - September 25:  Schererville.  Schererville International Farmers' Market, Thursdays, Redar Park,

May 17:  Chesterton.  Dreams of Duneland Bus Tour with Dr. Ken Schoon, meet at Dunes Learning Center,

May 17:  Crown Point.  Miniature/Fairy Garden Workshop, Gardens on the Prairie - The Gardens at Niemeyers,

May 17:  Gary.  Miller Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Aquatorium, Marquette Park,

May 17:  Hartford City.  Herb of the Year Celebration - Artemisia, Carolee's Herb Farm,

May 17:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics will present "Get your landscape and pests under control".  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687;

May 17:  Northwest Indiana.  Little Calumet River Fest,

May 17:  Porter.  Planting an Heirloom Garden, Chellberg Farm,

May 17:  Valparaiso.  Wildflowers Interpretive Hike, Taltree Arboretum,

May 18:  Hartford City.  Herbs for Pets Workshop, Carolee's Herb Farm,

May 19:  Lowell.  Garden Exchange, Lowell Public Library,

May 20:  Merrillville.  Community Gardens, presented by Master Gardener Ron Jones, Merrillville Library,

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Revised:  April 21, 2014