Sunday, May 26, 2013

Toledo Botanical Gardens

Located in Toledo, Ohio, the Toledo Botanical Gardens is a collection of eighteen gardens that covers over twenty acres.  Featured gardens include the azalea garden, an herb garden, cottage garden, rose garden, perennial garden, green garden, and my favorite, the Pioneer Garden.

The Pioneer Garden is a small garden that is dedicated to northwest Ohio's first settlers.  It features a log cabin that belonged to Peter Navarre, a well-known frontiersman.  It has been said that Johnny Appleseed himself planted the large apple tree that stands near the cabin.  The garden contains a variety of heirloom flowers and vegetables.

The gardens are free and open to the public year round from dawn to dusk.


  1. Free is good. Nice place for families to go for an afternoon.

  2. Hi Sherry .. a good place to go for Memorial Day to sit and remember amongst the plants touched by the breeze, the scents and buzz of insects round about ..

    With peace for today - Hilary

  3. Ohio has a bounty of gardens. I have to add Toledo to my list. The Pioneer garden sounds interesting.

    1. I've been lucky to live in Ohio and visit all of the beautiful gardens here.

  4. Oh, this sounds lovely! I'm particularly intrigued by the cottage and pioneer gardens.