Indiana

Indiana club meetings and farmers' markets are listed 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 27:  Lowell.  Tips for New Gardeners, presented by Master Gardener Dolly Foster, Lowell Public Library, www.lowellpl.lib.in.us

April 27 - June 1:  Statewide.  Get your camera ready and keep an eye out for nesting birds, http://nestwatch.org

April 27 - August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

April 27 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://budburst.org/

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 - 2:  Linton.  2015 Greene County Flower & Patio Show, Indiana National Guard Armory, www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/info/GreeneCounty2015_MG%20Flower_PatioShow.pdf

May 2: Crown Point. Lake County Master Gardener Plant Sale, 9 am to 3 pm, Lake County Fairgrounds, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 2 & 3:  Evansville.  Master Gardener Plant Sale, Vanderburgh 4-H Center, www.swimga.org

May 2:  Franklin.  Garden Celebration, Johnson County Fairgrounds, www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/info/JohnsonCounty_flyer_2015.pdf

May 2 - December 26:  Gary Miller.  Open House at National Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Douglas Center, Saturdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 2:  Hammond.  Gibson Woods Wild Ones 13th Annual Native Plant Sale, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 2:  Porter.  Flower Hike, meet at Bailly/Chellberg parking lot, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 2:  Valparaiso.  Introduction to Vegetable Gardening, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 2:  Valparaiso.  Fairy Gardening, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 3:  Furnessville.  Equestrian Open House, Glenwood Dunes Trailhead, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 5:  Hammond.  Gibson Woods Pre-count meeting for the Spring Bird Count on May 9, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 7 - 10:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, Indiana Dunes State Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 8:  Hammond.  Bird Migration Hike, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 9:  Connersville.  Fayette County Master Gardener Spring Fling, John Miller Building, Roberts Park, www.hort.purdue.edu/mg/info/2015_Fayette_MG_SpringFlingFlyer.pdf

May 9, 14, 16:  Crown Point.  Build An Annual Container Workshop, The Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

May 9:  Hammond.  Extreme Planets, Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet, www.clcnwi.com

May 9:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics presents "Hanging Herb Garden".  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687; http://workshops.homedepot.com 

May 9:  Lake County.  Lake County Spring Bird Count, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 9:  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 219-696-7937.

May 9 - 10:  Morocco.  Bird Watching at Kankakee Sands, www.southshorecva.com/events

May 9:  St John.  St John Garden Club's Springtime in the Park, Prairie West Park, www.thestjohngardenclub.com

May 11:  St John.  How to Grow a Great Garden, presented by Master Gardener Kathy Bartley, St John Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 13:  Munster.  Gardening Made Easy: Work Smarter, Not Harder, presented by Master Gardener Victoria Jostes, Munster Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 16:  Crown Point.  Miniature/Fairy Garden Workshop, the Gardens at Niemeyers, www.niemeyerstone.com

May 16:  Gary.  Miller Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Aquatorium, Marquette Park, www.millergardenclub.org

May 16:  Hammond.  Weekend Bird Walks, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 16:  Hobart, Schererville, Valparaiso.  The Home Depot Clinics presents "Building a Rumblestone Planter".  Pre-register, Hobart, 219-942-2136; Schererville, 219-322-1651; Valparaiso, 219-531-6687; http://workshops.homedepot.com 

May 16:  Northwest Indiana.  Little Calumet River Fest, www.nwipa.org

May 16:  Porter.  Swimming Safety - Understanding the Great Lakes Surf, Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 16:  Porter.  Stewardship Day - Planting an Heirloom Garden, Chellberg Farm, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 16:  Porter.  Garden Tea at Chellberg Farm, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 16:  Valparaiso.  Nature Awareness, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

May 17:  Hammond.  The Plow that Broke the Plains, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 18:  Griffith.  Vertical Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Stacey Haskins, Griffith Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 18:  Lowell.  Plants, Pots, and Perennials Garden Exchange, Lowell Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 21:  Highland.  Gardening for the Birds, presented by Master Gardener Dian Fruth, Highland Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

May 22 - June 26:  Beverly Shores.  Campground Program, every Friday, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 22:  Hammond.  Wildflower Walk, Gibson Woods, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, July 18, August 8:  Beverly Shores.  Beginning Birding, Great Marsh Trail, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 23, June 27:  Gary Miller.  Stewardship Days, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 23:  Lowell.  Saturn at Opposition, Conway Observatory, www.casonline.org, www.lakecountyparks.com

May 23, June 6:  Michigan City.  Sunset Stroll at Central Avenue Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 23 - September 12:  Michigan City.  Pinhook Bog Open House, every Saturday, Pinhook Bog, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 24 - August 23:  Gary Miller.  Miller Woods Hike, every Sunday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

May 24 - September 6:  Michigan City.  Bike Ride with a Ranger, every Sunday, Dunewood Campground, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

Please continue to page 2 for club meetings, farmers' markets, and other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.

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Revised:  April 27, 2015