ELMORE — The Schedel Arboretum & Gardens and Northwest Ohio Woodland & Wildlife have
teamed together to conduct this year’s Woodland & Wildlife Family Festival. It is set for
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the botanical gardens located in Elmore.
Admission is free to the event designed for the entire family.
Northwest Ohio Woodland & Wildlife is a consortium of Soil and Water Conservation districts
including Wood County along with seven others in Northwest Ohio. Schedel features 17 acres with
botanical garden including many themed gardens, two lakes and several water features, a bonsai display,
rare and unusual species of plants, and a 19th century manor house.
Organizers of the event indicate the emphasis is on family fun and learning with more than 60
demonstrations, hands-on experiences, vendors and educational opportunities available to attendees. Some
of the learning opportunities include the Buzz on Bees, Black Swamp Raptors, Division of Forestry,
Division of Wildlife, fly fishing, bonsai, worm composting, Nature’s Nursery, edible mushrooms, rope
making, wildlife pelts, University of Kentucky’s Wood Magic and more. Additional demonstrations will be
offered by Packer Creek Pottery, Elmore Cycle & Fitness, Toledo Zoo, and Lowe’s Home Improvement
In addition to the learning experiences, there will be live music by Kerry Patrick Clark and the Twisted
Strands group. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
The Schedel Gardens’ executive director, Rod Noble,said, “This is a great event for the entire area
community that we are thrilled to offer at no cost. In cooperation with Woodland & Wildlife,
there is something to be learned by everyone attending, especially children.”
The event will run rain or shine and admission is free.
Parking for the event is also free. Schedel is located at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., in Elmore.
Additional free parking will be in downtown Elmore at the Historical Society barn. Shared Legacy Farms
will be providing free hayride shuttles to and from downtown to the gardens.
For more information visit schedel-gardens.org or call 419-862-3182.