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Gardening Tips From Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Horticulturist

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The many rain gardens at the Cincinnati Zoo capture and use rainwater that would otherwise become runoff and potentially overburden the city's storm sewers.

We typically refer to it as the Cincinnati Zoo, but its proper name is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. And while the animals are the main attraction, you might be surprised at how much you can learn by turning your attention to the thousands of plants, trees and shrubs that make up the zoo's various habitats and specialty gardens.

Many local gardeners have discovered the zoo is a great resource for landscaping tips and suggestions on the plants that do well in our area.

The zoo also offers a variety of horticulture classes and programs, including its annual Plant Trials Day symposium, which takes place August 30.

This year's event is already sold out, but joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the botanical side of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is zoo horticulturist and Taking Root Chairman, Scott Beuerlein.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition August 9 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.