Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Inneswood Metro Gardens

Inneswood Metro Gardens, located in Westerville, Ohio is a 92 acre botanical garden that contains more than 2,000 species of plants.  There is a wonderful collection of gardens there.  Visitors can see a rose garden, herb garden, rock garden, medicinal garden, Biblical garden and plenty of perrenial gardens with plants like peonies, iris, lilies, hosta, and daffodils.  If you like to hike, there are plenty of woodland trails lined with wild flowers that meander along gurgling streams.




The gardens were all once part of the residence of Grace and Mary Innes.  They donated their home and property to the Franklin County Metro Parks in 1972.  The Innes house is still on the grounds.  It serves as a classroom, horticulture library, and a place where local artists display their work.

The gardens are open year-round, daily, from 7:00 AM to dark.  The Innis House is open Tuesday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Admission is free.

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    1. It really is peaceful. I like the paths along the babbling brooks. The water is so soothing.

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  2. wow--this one has almost everything--i think it may be one of my favorites :)

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    1. It is really pretty. I don't know if I could ever choose a favorite garden, but this one is a great place to relax.

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  3. Pretty. Is that near Columbus?

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    1. Yes, it's in a northeast suburb of Columbus.

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