6/22 details


Native Plants in and around Mansfield

Our Specialization class will meet on June 22nd for our first summer field day, focusing on the Mansfield/Richland County area.

How much: NO FEE for NPB Specialization participants.

I have reworked the day just a bit to make best use of our time and the relatively nimble size of our group.

If you prefer because of Covid to visit the sites at your own pace and thereby avoid people gathered together (all is outdoors), no problem: just follow your own schedule. OSU Mansfield and the Richland County fairgrounds are public sites open all day. If you registered, your name will be on the list for admission to Kingwood.

Find a list of everyone coming here, in case you want to carpool: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10AHNzHVkmYk05dK3oj_C9Vw8_8G2VnPjlpnEzfzfuZY/edit?usp=sharing

Richland County area, additional places to visit

Schedule for the day:

Find directions from OSU Mansfield parking lot to  Richland County FairgroundsKingwood Center Gardens, and 3 other stops in Google Maps:

6/22 NPB Field Day in GOOGLE MAPS
  1. Gather at OSU Mansfield@9:15

We’ll gather at 9:15 at the OSU Mansfield Campus (1760 University Dr, Mansfield, OH 44906). We’ll learn about the Monarch Right-of-Way plots. Sidewalk and grass walking, very close to the parking area. Restrooms available in nearby Ovalwood Hall. Project coordinator Marne Titchenell will give us a short overview of the project at 9:30.

OSUM Plant Dominance and Flowering Resources


OSUM BloomingFlowers-Pollinator Plots

Pollinator Tour Map, OSU Mansfield

  1. Head to Richland County Fairgrounds@10:15

Next we’ll head to the Richland County Fairgrounds (750 N Home Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906) to visit the Nature Park native plant demonstration garden. This lovely, well-tended garden shows how attractive and inviting native plants can be! At 10:30, NPS participant and MG Vickie Eichof will give us an overview of the project.

Nature Park plant list 6 22

Nature Plant plant list, order of visit

  1. Head to Kingwood Center Gardens@11:00


Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 Trimble Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906. At 11:30, Director Josh Steffen and previous Director Chuck Gleaves will lead a tour of the grounds, focusing on Kingwood’s use of native perennials.

  1. 12:30 Time to explore Kingwood, enjoy your packed lunch, and/or purchase plants in the Kingwood greenhouse.
  1. Afternoon suggestions, on your own:
  • Coffee and really good pastries at Relax, It’s Just Coffee in downtown Mansfield: 105 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902. Bring a quarter or two to plug the on-street parking meter.


  • Enjoy the café and gift shop (all things blueberries!) at The Blueberry Patch, The Blueberry Patch, 1285 W Hanley Rd, Mansfield, OH 44904


  • Shop for native plants at Natives In Harmony, 4652 Township Rd 179, Marengo, OH 43334. Owner Gale Martin knows some native plant fans from our group may be stopping by, and she will be happy to help you find great native plants!


What to bring: Food and beverage will NOT be provided! Bring your lunch, a full water bottle, hat/sunscreen/comfortable shoes, your name tag if you have one. You may instead decide to enjoy lunch at the Cafe at The Blueberry Patch, or grab coffee and pastries at Relax, It’s Just Coffee cafe in Mansfield.

Can I bring a guest?

Questions? Contact Denise! She will be in touch soon with more details and maps for everyone who registers, plus answers to FAQs.

How: you MUST register to attend! Register here or use the form below.

Hope to see you there!