Kingwood Gardens

Kingwood Center is a spectacular garden in Mansfield, Ohio. It is run by a professional staff and volunteers.

The Kingwood Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio.

Photo: photojc123 (Flickr)

Kingwood Center is a private, non-profit educational institution that is open to the public year round.

It is said that gardens don’t outlive the gardener. Unfortunately, this is mostly true. However, there are exceptions and this is fortunate for those of us who love to visit well known gardens. During these cold winter months, it is exciting to think about an upcoming summer vacation to one of these gardens.

Kingwood Gardens

There is a spectacular garden in Mansfield, Ohio that was created by Charles Kelley King. He bought the property in the early 1900′s and lived on the estate until his death in 1952. Kingwood Center is now a private non-profit educational institution that is open to the public year round.

There is so much to see and do there: classes, demonstrations, workshops, flower shows, and plant sales are offered for visitors. There are over 200 volunteers who work at the gardens as well as a professional staff.

Even in winter, there are masses of flowers to enjoy in the breathtaking displays of the greenhouses. There is also a wonderful library containing many garden resources. The center is supported by the King trust, memberships, and private contributions.

Here is the contact information for those interested in visiting:

Kingwood Center
900 Park Avenue West
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Phone 419-522-0211

Gardens open March – December

Moya Andrews

, originally from Queensland, Australia, served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculties at Indiana University until 2004. In the same year, Moya began hosting Focus on Flowers for WFIU. In addition, Moya does interviews for Profiles, is a member of the Bloomington Hospital Board, and authored Perennials Short and Tall from Indiana University Press.

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  • virginia myerson

    Great to have this new Web feature.

    When Ms. Andrews repeats her topic in her last sentence (a great format) I suggest she also include the name of the town of she's been referring to if visiting a particular site is the main point of her talk, such as the Kingwood Gardens on a broadcast last week. That's why I had to check this website- to find out where it was since I missed the introduction to this talk. Thanks.

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