Registration and final payments deadline has been extended to July 1, 2017

Four Days at Lakeside Chautauqua
​with The Friends​​
August 1-4, 2017

WHAT: a 4-day excursion to Lakeside, Ohio for their Lakeside Chautauqua program featuring garden lectures, exciting fieldtrips to little known places in northwest Ohio and fine food--all in the grand Chautauqua tradition. Our keynote presenter will be Amanda Patton, multi award-winning English garden designer.

WHEN: Aug 1-4, 2017. Hotel accommodations at the Fountain Inn at Lakeside and all meals are included in the fee. A donation to the Friends of the Ohio Governors Residence and Heritage Garden is also included.

WHERE: Lakeside Chautauqua, located between Cleveland and Toledo along the Lake Erie shoreline.

FEATURED LECTURES: Amanda Patton will keynote four lectures on “Natural Gardens of the 21st Century.” Additional talks will include:
- ​Using Native Plants on Your Home Grounds, by Debra Knapke, Ohio’s own “Garden Sage”
- Building a Legacy: The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden, by Barbara Lach, The Friends board president and Mary Alice Mairose, Residence curator

FEATURED FIELDTRIPS: Planned outings include Glacial Grooves at Kelleys Island State Park, Walking Tour of Chautauqua Park, Erie Sand Barrens and Daughmer Prairie Savannah.

RELAX: in the beautiful Fountain Inn, enjoy special parking and dining areas at Lakeside and in the surrounding communities, stroll along the lake and partake in shopping- bringing home a souvenir of the trip and Governor’s Residence.

COST: all inclusive room, board and field trips for 4 days, and donation to FOGRHG :
$620 per person for a double room
$690 per person for a single room

Payment can be made by mail along with the registration and waiver forms, or you may click on this website's Donate Now button and when payment is processed, it will be matched with your mailed registration information​​. 


Please print registration and waiver form and send completed documents, along with your deposit (if not made electronically through the Donate Now button) to: FOGRHG, PO Box 218366, Columbus OH 43221, Attn: Gena Fausel, trip coordinator



Click here for Driver's Logistics and driving instructions from Akron, Ohio​​. 
Driving directions from other cities may be found on the Lakeside website here:






​​​Lakeside Chautauqua

For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the ​Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit.

There is no place quite like Lakeside Chautauqua. It is an historic community located between Cleveland and Toledo on Lake Erie’s south shore. Lakeside offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, arts performances and recreational activities throughout the summer. Quaint shopping and unique restaurants further complete the experience.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a unique experience for each person. We invite you to experience our Chautauqua community in your own way; reconnect with family, grow spiritually, expand intellectually, unleash your creativity or challenge yourself physically. The opportunities are endless. Throughout your visit, explore Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile, which overlooks the Lake Erie islands, and an array of gardens on a self-guided Garden Tour throughout Lakeside.

Experience Five Engaging Lectures
Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, and Guy Denny, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will speak on the vision, construction and upkeep of the Ohio’s Governor’s Residence & Heritage Gardens. The lecture, given on Sunday, is titled Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes.

Amanda Patton will give four engaging lectures on Monday and Tuesday. Patton is an award-winning English garden designer. Patton’s lecture series, titled Gardening as Landscape Painting: Toward A New Naturalism, will explore the creation of naturalistic planting schemes and their suitability for gardens large and small. Guided by principles of art and offering an insight into the manipulation of space, the lectures will explore visual clues and an intuitive use of space so that design decisions are made with deliberate intent and an understanding of the differing effects of the choices made.

​​​​​​revisions by SHK 3/3/2015


Mission Statement
The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden is a non-partisan  organization dedicated to promoting Ohio’s history and future through education, preservation
​and conservation.

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