By 1812Blockhouse

On September 15 and 16, the Ohio State African Violet Show will bring a burst of color and botanical beauty to Kingwood Center Gardens. This two-day event, sanctioned by the African Violet Society of America (AVSA), promises to be a haven for plant enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of sales, shows, and educational workshops. The show will be housed in the Carriage House, a fitting venue for an event that celebrates a flower with such rich history and cultural significance.

More Than Just a Pretty Flower: The African Violet

Known scientifically as “Saintpaulia,” African violets are not just aesthetically pleasing; they are a subject of scientific interest as well. Originating from Tanzania and eastern Kenya, these perennials have made their way into American homes and gardens, captivating people with their vibrant hues and velvety leaves. The AVSA, a non-profit organization dedicated to African violet enthusiasts, provides a wealth of resources, including scientific research and plant registration, to help people better understand and care for these plants.

What to Expect at the Show

The Ohio State African Violet Show is not just a local event; it’s a gathering that attracts members from across the United States and Canada. Visitors can expect to see plants of “cultural excellence” from the Society’s members’ collections. Commercial growers will also be present, offering a variety of plants and related items for sale. Educational workshops will provide insights into the care, maintenance, and propagation of African violets, making it a comprehensive experience for both novice and seasoned gardeners.

The Cost of Admission and Other Details

While the Sales room and Show are free to attend, there is an $8 per person admission fee to enter the Kingwood Center Gardens. This fee grants you access to the sprawling gardens, which serve as a beautiful backdrop to the African Violet Show. Members of the OSAVS will be on hand to answer any questions, ensuring that visitors leave with not just plants but also valuable knowledge.

Whether you’re a plant lover or simply someone who appreciates natural beauty, the Ohio State African Violet Show offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of color, science, and community. Mark your calendars and prepare for a blooming good time!

Send us your news — of an announcement, event,
club news, fundraiser – whatever! It’s easy to do online.

Become a 1812Blockhouse Newsroom Member, support independent media in Richland County, and get access to the new Super Richland! Details here.
You May Also Like

A Different Kind Of Census: 707 Bald Eagle Nests In Ohio Include 14 In Richland County

Sources: ODNR, 1812Blockhouse Staff Thanks to thousands of reports from citizen scientists…

Critter Control Comes To Mansfield

By 1812Blockhouse Critter Control, an industry leader in the humane removal of…

Area Agency On Aging Presents Awards

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Annual Meeting was…