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2019 Events . . . The History, Nature and Art of Woodlawn

Visitors are welcome to step back into history and experience Woodlawn’s beautiful blend of nature and art: one hundred and sixty acres of stately trees and statuary. With our schedule of annual, seasonal and collaborative events, Woodlawn preserves its historic roots while welcoming today’s generations. Click below to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186.


History and Hops Tour and Tasting:
September 12th: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join docent Tedd Long as we tour the rich brewing history at Woodlawn. Learn about these brewing pioneers, how the started, their struggles and their successes.  How it weaves the story of today's micro brewers. Then join us at the Buckeye Beer Van to taste some of our local best brews.  Space is Limited. Tickets $16.00 

To register and purchase tickets click here.

Birds of Woodlawn: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join us each week as we document the Birds of Woodlawn. From migrating to nesting birds, we will explore many natural habitats. From beginners to experienced birders, all our welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird guides, if you have them. Note that inclement weather may cancel a walk.

Woodlawn Walkers: Wednesdays, May 1st – October 30th, 9:00 a.m.
Whether you’re interested in a stroll or a power walk, join us each Wednesday on a two mile path around Woodlawn. Drop in for one week or all four months. Get healthy and rejuvenated as you walk among the beautiful arboretum and the historical architectural features. Each participant will get a walking log to keep track of your progress.

Tree of Woodlawn Series: Fourth Tuesday of the month: April - November
March: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.April - August: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
September: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
October and November: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Spend the evenings with Amy Stone of Ohio State University Extension on a discovery of trees series. With over 100 different species of tree in Woodlawn’s Arboretum it can be tricky to tell them apart! On the tree identification walk, participants will be focusing on the subtle but easy cues that lead directly to identifying a tree. Learn techniques on diagnosing some common (and maybe not so common) tree problems. Which ones need immediate attention and which ones are just cosmetic and won't compromise the health of the tree.

Tree and Tombstone:
Spring: Sunday, May 19th : Fall: Sunday, October 13th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The beauty of Woodlawn may change with the seasons, but its rich history is constant. The many family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone. Our Tree and Tombstone Tours are the ideal opportunity to enjoy both the season and history. The 90 minutes of leisurely walking, accompanied by our knowledgeable naturalist historians through our nationally recognized arboretum. (This event is free and open to the public.)

May Spring Bloom Photo Blitz
Date to be determined by this year's Peak Bloom time: 8 
a.m. to Noon 

Help us document the spring flowering trees at Woodlawn.  In the spring the grounds of Woodlawn are in bloom with thousands of flowering trees and shrubs - pinks, mauves, yellows and whites.  It is one of the largest collections of spring flowering trees in NW Ohio.   This actual peak bloom time varies, we will post the Sunday that the Photo Blitz will happen, to make sure you don’t miss it reserve your spot and we will send you a personal message.  Then simply send us your best shots, and you will be part of the spring bloom digital show, posted on our web site. (With your credit) We will have experts on hand of tree identification as well as photo tips.


Red, White and Blue Day: Friday, May 24th

Each year, volunteers from all corners of the community help the Woodlawn staff prepare for its special Memorial Day celebration. Spend an hour or spend the whole day with us as we place thousands of American flags around the cemetery in honor of the veterans laid to rest at Woodlawn. It’s an uplifting, kinship-building experience—don’t miss it!


Monthly Summer Evening Strolls:
Second Thursdays of June, July and August: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a twilight walking tour through the grounds of the cemetery. This tour begins at 6:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Our guides will lead us on the discovery of history, art and nature.

For all events park along the drive through the main gates off Central Avenue.

Click below to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186.

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