Plant Native Programs

Join us to learn more about native plants, from what we're doing here to what you can do in your own space!

Native Plant Club

Meetings are the first Thursday of every month (except December and July), 7–8:30 pm

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Are you passionate or simply curious about native plants? If so, join us as we set the foundation for sharing knowledge, supporting one another’s efforts, and helping get more native plants into the community. Whether your interests lie in native landscaping, ecosystem restoration or keeping the wild...wild, this group is for you!

All clubs require preregistration. Members free; nonmembers $10 (includes daily admission). 

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Cone flowers in garden

2024 Garden Tour: Noteworthy Natives

Saturday, June 22, 9 am–5 pm

Join us for Cincinnati’s premier garden tour, presented by Wimberg Landscaping Company, featuring 10 magnificent gardens that incorporate native plants in unique and creative ways.  Locations include North Avondale, Blue Ash, Loveland, and Indian Hill.

Guests receive a Garden Tour program booklet to help plan their self-guided tour. The Garden Tour booklet grants you entrance into the gardens between 9 am and 5 pm. Each guest on the tour must show their booklet to gain access to each garden. This program is open to adults, as well as interested children 13 years and older (with an adult). Member adult $45; nonmember adult $45.

Grape vine leaves in a basket.

Learn with your hands as you help harvest for future education programs or contributions to our native edible species polyculture farming efforts. Every outing will be a unique blend of gathering, learning, and tasting with a community of people interested in foraging. Preregistration required. Member adult $15; nonmember adult $25 (includes daily admission). 

Immature Black Walnuts: Sunday, June 23, 6:30-8 pm at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Blackcap Raspberry Harvest and Garlic Mustard Seed: Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-8 pm at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Elderflower Harvest and Processing: Sunday, July 7, 9-10:30 am at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Purslane and Anise Hyssop: Wednesday, July 31, 6:30-8 pm at Rowe Woods

Black Chokeberry (Aronia) Harvest and Self Heal: Saturday, August 3, 2:30-4 pm at Long Branch Farm & Trails

Wild blackberry liqueur

Make and Take: Wild Blackberry Liqueur at Long Branch Farm & Trails 

Whether you’re a foodie, forager, or native gardener, you’ll savor this entire wild blackberry liqueur-making experience. While the French have crafted Crème de Mûre and the English have enjoyed blackberry cordial for centuries, we’ll celebrate our very own native wild blackberry as we take you through all the steps of capturing a taste of the wild in a jar. Preregistration required. Member adult $25; nonmember adult $35 (includes daily admission).