Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Gardenview Horticultural Park
Gardenview Horticultural Park, located in Strongsville, Ohio, is a little-known collection of gardens. Most people drive by the tall walls of the garden, and never bother to explore what lies beyond. Driving past the walls, you will find sixteen acres of flora and fauna. It was all designed in 1949, by Henry A. Ross. Today, because of funding issues, the grounds are maintained by two volunteers. There's a ten-acre arboretum that showcases 2,000 flowering and ornamental trees with over 500 varieties of crabapples. The remaining six acres are display gardens. There's a special spring garden which has lovely tulips, daffodils, azaleas, and crabapples, a shade garden with beautiful hostas, rose gardens, an herb garden, and two ponds - one with water lilies, and the other with lots of ducks. The gardens are only open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children.