Spring is in the air, which means that the April showers will bring May flowers. Ohio is a great state to enjoy a Midwest spring day strolling historic downtown, wildflower hunting on hiking trails, shopping at a garden center, or visiting a farmer’s market offering the first fruits of spring. Grove City, Ohio, encapsulates the perfect spot to experience spring with a plentiful array of places to go.

Where to Find Spring Wildflowers in Grove City, Ohio

After being cooped up inside all winter, spring welcomes outdoor adventure lovers to come outside for hikes within the metro parks. Take a walk along the bison prairies as you peep for wildflowers at Battelle Darby Metro Park; or find the colorful flowers along the banks of the Scioto River as you wind your way along the REI River Trail at Scioto Grove Metro Park

The Gardens at Gantz Farm will just be waking up, and visitors can get a glimpse of the herbs as they are just reawakening. Make your way to the Gantz Park Arboretum to see the early buds of the trees as they begin to turn green. Learn about different tree species, visit the Gardens of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, meditate in the Labryinth, or relax in the gazebo while you listen to the birds sing. 

Tip: The Gardens at Gantz have a group of volunteers that help maintain the gardens as well as make things like spices, soup mixes, cat toys, and more! All using items grown at Gantz Park.

Gardens at Gantz Event Photo

Best Place to Buy Flowers in Grove City

Avid gardeners will tell you not to plant anything susceptible to frost before Mother’s Day, so these tips come just in time for you to plan your summer flower beds and gardens. The flowers and plants at Strader’s Garden Center overwhelm your senses as the sweet scents and colorful waves draw you in for a look. Pick from early garden plants to pansies waiting to be settled into the ground.

Gidget’s Garden and Event Center is not just plants; it is a destination. Head over to the seasonal greenhouse to find your next batch of perennials, annuals, and veggies. Plan your next event here or check their event calendar for wine tastings, candle pouring, euchre nights, and more.

Shop the Farmer’s Market for Springtime Favorites 

Starting mid-May, the Grove City Farmers’ Market opens up for the season; walk along Broadway and Park Street where you will find vendors every Saturday morning selling local specialty items and seasonal produce. Since it is planting season, enjoy finding farm fresh plant starters to put into your freshly turned soil or ready to go flowers to create the perfect bouquet.

Tip: The 2024 Farmers’ Market will be every Saturday from 8a-12p starting on May 11, 2024

Darby Creek Fields Flowers

Locally owned and operated Darby Creek Fields Flowers welcomes you to the farm each year when they open in June. Acres and acres of daylilies greet you as you pull in. At the farm, they give you the opportunity to experience 14 colorful fields of daylilies.  They will help you select the right flower to add to your own landscape based on the size, color,  bloom timing, and color you love. Once your selection is made, they dig the daylilies for you to take home and replant into your own landscape.  You can expect this investment in your landscape to bloom for a lifetime! Mid-June-July is the best time to come to see all the 1000+ varieties blooming.