Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum

The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum, in Columbus, Ohio, is a 60 acre arboretum on the campus of Ohio State University. Its mission is to provide an educational environment for students' horticultural studies as well as be a resource of learning for the general public.

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DSC00022.JPGThe gardens began in 1888.  At that time, the Columbus Horticultural Society tended them on campus.  They were called the Horticultural Gardens.  In 1926, the gardens were opened to the public.  In 1980, the gardens were renamed as the Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum, in honor of Dr. Lewis C. Chadwick, a professor at the university.

Today, the gardens contain a large selection of Ohio plants, tropical plants, wildflowers, and woody plants.  It represents one of the most varied collections of plants in the state. 

The Learning Gardens are the most visited section of the arboretum.  These are a collection of twelve gardens, which include the Easy Elegance Rose Garden, the Katherine F. Fosser Wildflower Garden, the Gazebo Garden, and the Bamboo Garden.

The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.Still1


  1. Pretty neat. I love how the ivy climbs the building. Like a botanical Spiderman.

  2. i love that ivy growing up the walls

  3. Hi Sherry .. love your garden posts .. and this one in particular with the Learning Gardens .. I'm not surprised they're so well visited. Certainly one to visit ..

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Lovely. We have a botanical garden (somewhat) near our house. It is one of my favorite places to go.

  5. Our favorite Ohio State, love the gardens especially with spring finally here. I swear you can sit and watch them coming up, beautiful. The different colors of green, time to get the camera out!

    1. This gardens has some really pretty color combinations.

  6. i totally think i've been there