Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The gardens were designed between 1912 and 1915 by the famous American landscape architect, Warren Manning. The gardens are divided into ten sections: The English Garden (Gertrude Seiberling's favorite), Birch Allee Vista, The Dell, Grape Arbor, Great Meadow, Japanese Garden, Lagoon, West Terrace, the Great Garden, and the Breakfast Room Garden. My personal favorite is the Breakfast Room Garden. With its blue, white, and gold color scheme and lovely fountain, it compliments the Breakfast room of the manor perfectly.
The gardens open April 1st and remain open through December. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm. Admission for non-members is $8.00 per person.
Monday, February 4, 2019
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 (pictured above), 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.