Botanical Mornings

Botanical Mornings

When: Friday, 9 to 10 a.m.

What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows Riverside Gardens with one of the gardens’ knowledgeable staff members. Then enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea in Kravitz’s Garden Cafe.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $5.

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What: “Splish, Splash, Read” during the 11th annual Children’s Book Festival. Altrusa Club of Youngstown, Mill Creek MetroParks, Western Reserve Public Media and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County together present an event that brings authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children. Meet Nature Cat, then join the fun to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-740-7116

How To Take Better Nature Photographs:

When: Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

What: Learn how to take better nature photographs with Bob Coggeshall as you hike around Lake Cohasset looking for spring wildflowers.

Where: Meet at Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.

Cost: Free

Details: Moderate difficulty, 3.5 miles.

Info: Call the Nature Center at 330-740-7107


When: Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What: Learn about types, care, pruning and bloom times.

Where: Colonial Inn, Canfield Fairgrounds.

Cost: $30.

Details: Receive a quick reference chart to take to the garden center and a hydrangea plant to take home. Register at

Info: Call 330-533-5538.

Men’s Garden Club Talks

When: Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

What: Join the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown’s general meeting to hear topics by local and regional speakers on horticulture and nature.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: Free

Details: Drop-in.

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Recreational Hike

When: Wednesday, 9 a.m.

What: Join our volunteer-led recreational hike.

Where: East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Boardman.

Cost: Free

Details: Walk at your own pace. Moderate difficulty, 1 or 3 miles.

Info: Call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107

Herb Gardening

When: May 13, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

What: Join Pam Baytos to learn all about growing herbs, from annuals to perennials in your garden.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $10

Details: Register/pay by May 11

Info: Call 330-740-7116.