Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Aullwood Park, located in Dayton, Ohio, is a 31-acre park that was donated by Marie Aull to the Five River Metroparks in 1977. It's an historic estate garden with numerous native and exotic flowers.
There are hiking trails through the park that allow you to enjoy all of the beautiful plants. Every season is different. In the spring, you'll see tulips, daffodils, lenten roses, and wildflowers. In May, the Lilac Lawn smells absolutely heavenly. You might even see clematis vines growing in the shrubs. In June, look for the gorgeous peonies. And in July and August, check out the butterfly garden, magic lilies, and begonias.
If you visit the park, take the time to find these attractions: a bur oak tree with the 1913 flood watermark, and a twin sycamore tree that was alive in 1492, when Columbus discovered America.
The gardens are open April 1 - October 31 from 8 am - 10 pm, and November 1 - March 31, from 8 am - 8 pm. Since it's part of a park, admission is free.
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That's an old tree.ReplyDelete
The hiking trails sound fun!
I love gardens that have extensive hiking trails.Delete
My brother-in-law lived in Dayton a while back. I wonder if his family ever went there?ReplyDelete
If he had an interest in gardens, then he probably did.Delete
Sounds wonderful, and as if it's a different beautiful place every season. Thank you, Sherry.ReplyDelete
It's interesting to visit a garden through the seasons. The look changes as different flowers bloom.Delete
Hi Sherry - what a fascinating sounding garden - I'd love to see the peonies in June ... as too smell the lilac lawn. Great to have the trees recorded ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I like the bluebells in the spring. So pretty. Yes, that's good they've recorded the trees!Delete
I'm inhaling - I hope the Lilac Garden aroma can waft it's way here. Sounds lovely. And a sycamore that old? Wow!ReplyDelete
I bet that tree could tell a lot of stories!Delete
Your lovely description of this garden makes me want to be there!ReplyDelete
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It's a nice place to wander.Delete