Four Days at Lakeside Chautauqua with The Friends

8/1/17 - 8/4/17

Recurring daily

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden

358 North Parkview Avenue, Bexley, OH 43209

(614) 644-7644


This Summer tour with the Friends!    


We are pleased to once again partner with Lakeside Chautauqua to offer a four-day tour August 1-4 with a fantastic lineup of classroom and hands-on educational programs.   Back by popular demand is Amanda Patton ( ), multi-award winning English garden designer, writer and illustrator.  With over 150 garden designs to her name, she has featured works in many books and magazines, including all but one of the books by Alan Titchmarsh.  Debra Knapke, ( known to Ohioans as The Garden Sage, and author of the popular and handy guides for Ohio gardening will also be a featured speaker.      


New this year will be a fun day trip to Kelleys Island via ferry from Marblehead, Ohio.  Once on Kelleys, we'll begin our island exploration with a treat you won't want to miss!  Former First Lady Dagmar Celeste has graciously offered to have us at her home for a private picnic lunch and walk through/view her garden.  From there, we will motor in our golf cart to see the new home of the rare Lakeside Daisy.  To finish off each day, we'll sit back and relax over private dinners with musical entertainment.    


We expect this year's tour to be in high demand with registration closing July 1.  Please make your reservations early to avoid disappointment at  This year, we welcome Gena Fausel to the team to assist with all things tour related.  You can reach her at    


Whether you desire catching up with old friends or making new ones, carving out some "me" time or fulfilling your 2017 Master Gardener education hours, we hope you'll join us at this special Lakeside Chautauqua Tour and take advantage of all it offers.    


Hope Taft and Ned Dewire, Hosts