Contrary to what you may think, Ohio is home to some of the most stunning gardens you’ll ever encounter. The following are what we consider to be the 12 most beautiful gardens in Ohio, (listed in no particular order.)
1) Cleveland Botanical Garden
This favorite Ohio garden is open all year round and features a Japanese garden, a rose garden and a wildflower garden.
2) Krohn Conservatory (Cincinnati)
Located in Eden Park, this beautiful garden features a butterfly show, an indoor rainforest, a tropical house, desert house and an orchid house.
3) Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron)
This stunning tudor mansion and garden is a must-see. The elegant gardens include a birch walk, a rose garden and a Japanese garden.
4) Franklin Park Conservatory (Columbus)
The conservatory in this 90-acre urban park was modeled after the Glass Palace at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It features a Japanese Garden and a Victory Garden, celebrating the end of World War II and the defeat of Japan.
5) Wegerzyn Gardens (Dayton)
This beloved garden in Dayton is bordered by the Stillwater River and includes rose, federal, English and Victorian gardens.
6) Dawes Arboretum Garden (Newark)
This stunning garden is open all year round and features various collections, including a Cypress Swamp with a boardwalk and a Japanese garden.
7) Toledo Botanical Garden
Owned by the Metroparks of the Toledo Area, this beauty features more than 60 acres of vibrant plant life and display gardens.
8) Kingwood Center Gardens (Mansfield)
This French Provincial house and garden serves as a center for horticultural education. It is open from April-October.
9) Holden Arboretum Garden (Kirtland)
Visitors can observe this beautiful garden all year round. Holden Arboretum features a display garden, a crabapple collection, a hedge garden, a butterfly garden, a rhododendron garden, and conifer and magnolia collections.
10) Schoepfle Garden (Birmingham)
Owned by Lorain County Metroparks, this delightful garden borders the Vermilion River. Schoepfle Garden features a formal garden, a shade garden and natural woodland.
11) Fellow Riverside Gardens (Youngstown)
This beautiful garden can be found within Mill Creek Metro Park. It includes a terrace, a pavilion and collections of roses, irises, day-lilies and heaths.
12) Topiary Garden (Columbus)
This quaint, seven-acre park in Columbus features one of Ohio's most unique gardens, where art and plant life blend.
Have you been to any of these? What is your favorite garden to visit in Ohio? Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments below!