Lakeside in Bloom Welcomes Gardeners

Posted on June 25, 2015

Lakeside Chautauqua will host garden enthusiasts from across the Midwest for a premiere event, titled Lakeside in Bloom, from Saturday, June 27-Tuesday, June 30.

Home to Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile, Lakeside is dedicated to continuing the beautification of its historic community. Lakeside holds a 2012 America in Bloom national award and participated in the 2013 International Communities in Bloom competition.

Providing lifelong learning opportunities, Lakeside Chautauqua will offer lectures, workshops, cultural arts performances and showcase private and community gardens in a self-guided Garden Tour.

Keynote speakers will include Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, and Guy Denny, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Their lecture, “Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes,” focuses on the vision, construction and upkeep of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden in Columbus, Ohio.

The event will also welcome award-winning English garden designer Amanda Patton. She will explore the creation of naturalistic planting schemes in four lectures with the theme of “Gardening as Landscape Painting: Toward a New Naturalism.”

Lakesiders are invited to take part in gardening demonstrations from 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, June 29 on the pedestrian walkway along Walnut Avenue.

A Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Goodtime II will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28. The cruise will showcase Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile and the Lake Erie islands from a different perspective on the water. Please note tickets are no longer available for purchase.

On Monday, June 29, all are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Garden Tour throughout the Chautauqua community. Registrants will receive a map of the winning gardens to explore at their own pace.

Garden enthusiasts are welcome to attend the Lakeside in Bloom events for one day or all four days. Guests must purchase a Chautauqua Pass to attend the garden lectures and demonstrations.

For more information on Lakeside in Bloom, email