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Relax And Stroll Through Ohio’s Beautiful Gardens

Ohio’s lush landscape is home to some gorgeous gardens. Lace up your shoes and see what’s blooming.

Inniswoods Metro Garden in Columbus is open year around and has a variety of landscaped areas. Also in Columbus, the seven-acre Topiary Garden has unique gardens that blend art and nature. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees, plus a rain garden. In Youngstown, the Fellow Riverside Gardens is in Mill Creek Metro Park and is chock full of roses, heaths, irises, and lilies – it’s a popular spot for family and engagement photos.

You’ll find natural forest, a shade garden, and a formal garden at Schoepfle Garden in Birmingham. In Kirtland, the Holden Arboretum has a grove of crabapples, a hedge garden, and a butterfly garden that kids love. The Toledo Botanical Garden has native flowers and shrubs as well as gazebos which are perfect for relaxing with a book. Even in winter you will find something of interest at the Dawes Arboretum Garden in Newark, which has a Japanese garden. If you are looking for a beautiful backdrop for a graduation photo, don’t miss Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton, which has rose, English, and Victorian gardens.

Dawes Arboretum

One of the premier public gardens in North America, the Dawes Arboretum is home to over 21,000 plants.

The garden was created in 1929, and is located near Hebron in central Ohio.

The garden is spread over 1,800-acres in total with eight miles of hiking trails giving guests ample opportunity to view its vast collection of plant life.

Some of the regional garden highlights include – the Japanese Garden, an outlook tower that can view for miles, a bonsai collection, and the Dutch Fork Wetlands.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Ranking as the 12th largest house in the United States, the 70-acre Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a notable country estate located in northeast Ohio. The estate was built by Goodyear Tire founder – F.A. Seiberling between 1912 and 1915.

The estate proudly hosts multiple national events – the Annual Classic, Antique and Collector Car Show, and the Ohio Shakespeare Festival are all hosted on the lovely garden grounds. Speaking of lovely gardens, the estate maintains and showcases nine major gardens as well as the Corbin Conservatory – a green house open to the public.