A FIRST for Kingwood:  A Botanical Garden Exhibit

Ribbit the Exhibit is hopping into Kingwood Center Gardens this summer with 18 whimsical frog sculptures sure to bring smiles to the young and young at heart. The exhibition of copper sculptures is the creation of North Carolina artist Andy Cobb, who left the corporate world after 21 years to focus on his art, including frogs, birds, and fish.

August 5-October 1st

Admission is $5.00 per person.  Children 6 and under free!

Purchase tickets

Learn more about the artist

 

For more information, call 419.522.0211

 

MEMBERS and VOLUNTEERS are always FREE!

Click on one of the links above to discover all of the benefits!

 


 And don't miss all of the fun we will be having!  Events will be going on throughout our two months, and we will be updating the website with each new offering!


 


Toad Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, in conjunction with our Cultivation Education classes, will be Toad Tuesday.  Come learn all about amphibians and their importance in Earth's ecology and your garden.

To sign up for these FREE classes, click here.


Where is it Wednesdays

Every Wednesday you will become an FBI (Frog Bureau of Investigation) Agent

Next to one of the Ribbit sculptures will be a treasure chest.  Follow the clues, find the chest, and WIN a prize!

Click here to find out more

Bring your own chair or blanket and then relax and enjoy The Hamsptead Stage Company's rendition of Pinocchio!

This timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Gepetto, who carves a son out of a block of wood, is one that entertains young and old with Pinocchio's many mischievous adventures which lead him to ultimately understand what it really means to be human.

August 2, 2017

6pm

A special children's craft will be at 5pm.

Tickets are $4.00 per person*. Children 3 & under are free!

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

Or call, 419.522.0211 to register or get more information.

*General admission of $5.00 per vehicle still applies.

 

Are you ready to leap into some major fun and take home prizes?

Then Froggy Field Day is for you

This FREE, FUN day will be filled with activities, crafts and competitions - and all in honor of our amphibian friends - FROGS!

This Saturday August 19th, starting at 10am!

 

To see what is in store, keep scrolling down.

Station 1: Welcome Station & Froggy Hats

Make a fun hat to show your solidarity for our amphibian friends!

 

Station 2: Oragami Jumping Frogs: 

You get to make your own oragami frogs to take home and have hop all day long.

 

Station 3: Froggy Flinger:

Try your luck with this fun game and win a few prizes along the way.

 

Station 4: Education Station:

A story will be read and you will cut out a masterpiece to go along with the story.

Station 5: Ring Toss:

Try to throw a ring around the froggy bottle to win a prize!

 

Station 6: Coloring Station: 

This easy station will delight kids of all ages!

 

Station 7: Pin the Kiss on the Frog: 

Kids will be blindfolded and spun around.  Then they will try to put the lips on the frog.

Station 8:  Learning Station: 

Learn about the life cycle of a frog and why they are so important to our ecosystem.

 

COMPETITIONS:

 

11am: LEAP FROG CONTEST:  The winners are the first to cross the finish line.  Our friends at Richland Bank will be the judges.

12pm:  STRAW RELAY:  We will form two teams and each has a straw.  Kids will pick up a tissue with the straw ad go to the other side of the room, then give to another player.  First team with all who sit first win.

1pm: CROAKING CONTEST:  Bring your loadest croak!  Each judge will score from 1-10.

 

EVERYONE GOES HOME WITH PRIZES!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daylily   LOVE YOUR DAYLILIES!

Please join the Ohio Daylily Society for their yearly sale of their favorite plants.

Sunday, August 13th, from 1-4pm in the Carriage House.

In honor of Ribbit the Exhibit, please visit us on Fridays during August and September to experience some AMAZING food.

Stay and enjoy our grounds while you eat a wonderful picnic lunch or dinner!

 

 

Mama Jo's Cafe            August 11: Mama Jo's Cafe
Mama Jo's Cafe

 

 

 

Smokin' Bros         August 18: Smokin' Bros
Smokin' Bros

 

August 25: Mama Jo's cafe

 

September 1: Mama Jo's cafe

 

Simple Fire Wood Fired Oven    September 8: Simple Fire Wood Fired Oven
Simple Fire Wood Fired Oven

 

 

Paul's Drive-in Ice Cream  September 15: Paul's Drive-in Ice cream
Paul's Drive-in Ice Cream

 

 

Don't miss the 2017 Spring Flower Show!

Saturday, June 3rd & 4th

What is a Flower Show?

The Spring Flower Show is a judged flower show open to the public. It is open to both adults and children to bring their best horticultural specimens and artistic designs for judging, or to just view and experience. 

Each year a different theme is chosen in which the artistic design categories and staging follow. This year's theme is “Growing Memories at Kingwood Center”. 

How do I know what to do?

A schedule (see below) is available that lists all of the different sections and classes for people to enter. Entry cards are available at Kingwood.  All entries are judged by accredited judges from Garden Clubs of Ohio, Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, and the Gardeners of America.

What can I learn from the Flower Show?

The Spring Flower Show has been held for over 50 years at Kingwood. This judged show creates a wonderful opportunity for the public to show off their gardening and artistic skills.  It is also a good way for visitors to see new plants and ideas, and to talk with area gardeners.

2017 Schedule


For more information, call 419.522.0211


See you there!

The Fall Harvest Show, sponsored by the Mansfield Men’s Garden Club, will be held on August 26, 2-5pm & 27, 10am-5pm.

Area gardeners are invited to show their best vegetables, flowers, fruits, herbs, houseplants, and flower arrangements, and to compete for prizes in many different categories. Entries will be accepted on Saturday, August 26, from 7-11am. An electric golf cart and hand carts will be available to transport entries to the Carriage House during this time. Show schedules, entry cards, and other information may be obtained at Kingwood.

Junior gardeners, through grade 12, may also exhibit their vegetables, flowers, gourds and pumpkins.

For more information about this and other activities at Kingwood, please contact us Monday through Friday at 419-522-0211 or visit www.kingwoodcenter.org.