Design & Beyond

October 15, 2022

Design and Beyond, the winter garden seminar presented by Summit County Master Gardeners will be held October 15, 2022.  This event was originally scheduled for January 22.  We are pleased that we were able to reschedule the same speakers presenting the same topics. Registration is now open!

New Location: Annunciation Greek Church 129 South Union Akron 44304.

Doors Open 8.00AM. Program begins at 9:00AM and ends 4:00PM

COST IS $55 and includes an oatmeal breakfast bar and buffet lunch.


Keynote speaker Kerry Mendez is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As an award-winning speaker, garden designer and author, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices.  Her presentations will be:

“Budget-Wise Gardener”

“Hydrangeas Demystified”

For more about Kerry Ann, and her business Perennially Yours, visit

Books by Kerry Ann Mendez 

  • The Right-Size Flower Garden Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices 
  • The Budget-Wise Gardener with Hundreds of Money-Saving Buying and Design Tips for Planting the Best for Less 
  • The Ultimate Flower Gardener’s Top Ten Lists. Garden-Transforming Lists, Money Saving Shortcuts, Design Tips & Smart Plant Picks for Zones 3 through 8 features 70 lists and strategies for growing gorgeous, low-maintenance gardens 
  • Top Ten Lists for Beautiful Shade Gardens: Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark 52 Garden Transforming Lists for Smart Plant Picks, Design Tips, and Garden Shortcuts

Limited copies will be available for sale on site – 

  •  Any one book $20
  • Any 2 Books $35
  • Any 3 Books $50
  • Any 4 Books  $65 

( Prices  include Tax) Cash Check or Credit Card accepted 

Kerry Mendez

Ken Huth

Ken has been involved with Bonsai for over 25 years.  Early experiences with John Naka and Keith Scot among others and trips to Omiya and Kyoto Japan led to an intense desire to learn more!  Back when there were limited learning resources available, he became involved with the Cleveland Bonsai Club and later helped start the Akron Canton Bonsai Society to continue to experience more of what was going on in the Bonsai World.


“The Art of Bonsai” with a live demonstration of a Bonsai Forest 

Ken Huth

We are mindful of the Covid uncertainty. We will follow all applicable Federal, State, and Local regulations and recommendations to enhance the safety of our members and guests.

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