Mission Oaks Gardens Hosting Event This Friday

by Miriah Turner on May 7, 2014 at 6:57 am

 This Friday Mission Oaks Gardens will be hosting an educational garden preview for ‘National Public Gardens Day’.

Master gardeners will be on site from 4PM -8PM educating the public on gardening and answering questions about ways to begin planting in your own yard. The event is free and open to the public.

"We belong to the national public parks system and even though Mission Oaks is part of the park district it’s also an independent garden that runs here with volunteer help and workers," said Darlene Turner, Mission Oaks Volunteer and Master Gardner.

he event will take place on Hunter Street at the main entrance. Not only will visitors be able to walk the seven acres of gardens, they will be able to visit one of the top conifer gardens in the country, located right here in Zanesville. There will also be plant give-aways with 8 of Ohio’s native shrubs.

" We have approximately 200 plants to give away," said Turner, "the trick is that you have to come in and visit the gardens, and we’ll have a card that you take to each stop, and then they’ll mark the card off after you’ve visited that five minute stop to get your educational piece when you come to visit on Friday."

Gardeners will be at the park all day rain or shine for those who are unable to make the event in the evening. The park is always in need of volunteers. There will be opportunities to sign up at the park this Friday. You can also visit their website for more information at missionoaksgardens.org.

Mission Oaks is located at 1865 Norwood Blvd in Zanesville, OH. You can reach them at 740-450-8050 EXT 1