An hour-long tour of trees and shrubs at the Toledo Zoo will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the conservatory. Among the horticulturists' favorites are the tricolor beech, hydrangea, black gum, tulip tree, boxwood, and winterberry shrubs. The tour is free with zoo admission. Information: 419-385-4040.
Gary Smith will discuss Art to Landscape at 7 p.m Friday at the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of Friday Night Live. Smith has received the National Award of Distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and a Design Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. He wrote Art in Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design. Information: 313-833-7900 and dia.org.
Winners of the 12th annual Gardens Galore contest organized by Toledo Botanical Garden have been selected. First-place winners went to Blessed Sacrament parish, Gayle Myers of Perrysburg, Lisa Barone of Rossford, Geoff and Mary Humphrys of Sylvania Township, Randy Sutherland of Toledo, Garry Mulhey of Maumee. Joy Hammer of Toledo, Eileen Zaner of Toledo, and Catherine Gruenwald of Maumee.
Honored with second-place awards were Dagmar Woeller, Richard and Pat Batema, Darlene Chaplin, Ann Austin, and Kathy Fritz.