Monday, February 25, 2019

Chadwick Arboretum



The 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.

The 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 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.

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good place to explore for free. Been around a long time!

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    1. It has been around a long time. Free is good!

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  2. I've been there! My husband's uncle, who went to Ohio State, took us there one time.

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  3. Hi Sherry,

    I'd love to take my son to a place like that. Especially now that he's studying to be a landscape gardener.

    Thank you, Sherry.

    Gary

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  4. Ohio in the spring has to be quite lush and lovely. This place looks wonderful. I'm ready for a hike....well, maybe more like in June.

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    1. Ohio is nice in the spring. My dad has been doing lots of hiking. The bluebells will be out soon. Those are so pretty!

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  5. Sometimes University Gardens are the most beautiful.
    Be well, Sherry.

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    1. Yes, since they're maintained by the students.

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  6. Hi Sherry - what a great place and so good it's available to the public as well as the Uni - cheers Hilary

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    1. It's nice to have places like that for college students.

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  7. That's the kind of garden that I would happily pay to see. And it's free - that's one of my favourite prices!
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