UPDATED 3-15-23


The Mansfield and Toledo Districts invite you to join us for the
2023 GCO Convention in Toledo. We hope you “Catch the Wave”
on the shores of Lake Erie!

Spring will be coloring the landscape as we enjoy a chance to break out the garden gloves.
On Tuesday, April 18th, the magic begins. At the Board dinner,
hold on to your (top) hats as we will be entertained by Patrick
Przysiecki, an international magic champion.

Wednesday, April 19th is jam packed. At our Scholarship/Life
Member breakfast Marlene Bolea will entertain and inform us with “Adventures in the Swamp”. The Flower Show, Splish Splash, will open and workshops 1 and 2 will feature Botanical Masterpiece Painting as well as talks about using native plants at Toledo’s Glass City
Metropark and the native seed nursery at Blue Creek.
In the afternoon, Workshop 3 will feature one of a kind make and take shell flowers, and Workshop 4 will feature a look at the Nature Conservatory.
Our Banquet speaker is Chris Gajewicz, who will help us spark up our gardens as he tells us about generational expectations in garden trends.

We’ll feature a wondrous flower show, lots of creative raffle prizes, vendors, fun and friendly faces. Please circle April 18-20 on your new 2023 calendar.

Make a reservation to “Catch the Wave” today!

Kathy Kovatch, Convention Co-Chair, Mansfield
Cornelia Wagener, Convention Co-Chair, Toledo

GCO-2023 Convention Registration 

2023 Splish Splash GCO Convention Flower Show Schedule Final 3-23

2023 Splish Splash Design Section A Details

The 2023 Convention venue will be the Holiday Inn & Suites Toledo Southwest

27355 Carronade Drive

Perrysburg, OH 43551


Rates for the convention $139 plus taxes. Rooms have 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, and few suites are also available at $169 plus taxes