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Learn gardening techniques from our Horticulture professionals
Find out what’s growing!
When visiting the Toledo Zoo you probably enjoy seeing your favorite animals, but have you ever marveled at the lush landscapes, strolled through our beautiful gardens, or noticed an exotic species of plant, flower, shrubs, or trees? Our Garden Tour series allows you to meet and learn from the zoo professionals who make it all happen—our Horticulture staff!
Tours are free with Zoo admission. Pre-registration for these summer tours is not necessary unless indicated; just meet at the Zoo’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tour the Zoo’s historic greenhouse and gardens to find out what’s growing!
Watch It Grow Garden Tours 2013 Schedule
March 20, 2013, 10:30am - 12 noon
This tour is now full, thank you for your interest. Please check out the upcoming Summer tours below.
Registration is not required for summer tours, just meet at Ziem’s Conservatory at 10:30am
Vegetable and Herb Gardening
June 19, 2013, 10:30am - 12:00 noon
Learn how the Zoo creates its impressive vegetable and herb gardens, from site preparation and variety selection to gardening with raised beds or in small spaces.
July 17, 2013, 10:30am - 12 noon
A horticulturist discusses the advantages of native gardening, including trees, shrubs and perennials, along with growing requirements and cultural practices.
August 21, 2013, 10:30am - 12 noon
Join a Master Gardener/Zoo horticulturist team to learn about hardy and non-hardy plants to include in your water garden, along with maintenance, containers, pumps, filtration and more.
September 18, 2013, time and meeting place to be determined
Time and meeting place to be determined. Explore the Zoo’s unusual trees, shrubs, perennials and annual plants that mimic Africa’s landscape.
Click here for more detailed information about our conservatory, gardens and Horticulture at the Toledo Zoo.