Though it’s a one-hour drive from Findlay, strolling the grounds at the Schedel Arboretum & Gardens with mom and the family during Mother’s Day weekend is a beautiful way to be surrounded by the holiday’s most in-de- mand gift — flowers. On Saturday, May 11, a free Meet the Artists Community Day offers a chance to pick out a handmade gift of sea glass, jewelry, or clay leaf impressions for mom. Many vendors of the Garden Argosy Gift Shop will be displaying and selling hand-crafted items while Jan Pugh of Packer Creek Pottery will be spinning her pottery wheel to create her majolica ceramics. Browse the many different displays on gardening, attend the bonsai demonstration or get educated on worm composting and seed planting. Kids can get their faces painted while mom shops at the perennial plant sale, or view the butterfly and insect exhibit. You can also attend on Sunday, May 12, when mothers are admit- ted free during the hours of noon to 3 pm. “We like to open our doors to the local people and remind them that we’re here,” Veronica Sheets, events coordinator for Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, said. Saturday admission is free from 10am-2pm. Sunday admission is free for moms; open noon-3pm. Free. 19255 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore. 419-862-3182. www.schedel-gardens.org.