If you truly love flowers and gardening then you don’t want to miss the special Garden Discovery Day event being held at Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio on Saturday, May 2.
A Bit About Kingwood Center Gardens Opened as a public garden in 1953, Kingwood Center Gardens is situated on a 47-acre estate once owned by Charles Kelley King who made his fortune in Mansfield working with the Ohio Brass Company. Built in 1926, the 26-room, three story French Provincial manor house on the estate (Kingwood Hall) now houses a horticultural library. The multitude of gardens on the estate are the main attraction and include the Terrace Garden, the Woodland Garden, Herb Garden, seasonal garden displays and a greenhouse.
Garden Discovery Day A family-friendly event, Garden Discovery Day offers several activities that all ages can enjoy. Gardening enthusiasts will be able to purchase a wide variety of items for their gardening needs including flowers like orchids and day lilies, compost. garden art, herb and vegetable plants, mushrooms and native plants. Horticultural experts will be on hand to help visitors decide which plants and flowers will suit their needs.
For the kids, there will be an exhibit called “At Ease With Bees” that will include crafts, bee-related activities and even tasty treats offered from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per child.
Visitors will be able to take a self-guided tour of the Kingwood Hall manor house (from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.). Be sure to see all the spectacular fresh floral displays that will be exhibited throughout the historic mansion.
The event will provide a “Plant Check” service where visitors’ purchases will be held for them until they are ready to leave and then volunteers will help load all purchases into their cars.
Visitors who arrive early at Garden Discovery Day will be able to partake of coffee and doughnuts.
Lunchtime foods available for purchase include Ed Picken’s grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs.
Hours for Garden Discovery Day are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free but there is a charge for the “At Ease With Bees” exhibit.
For more information about Garden Discovery Day or about Kingwood Center Gardens, call 419- 522-0211 or get online at www.kingwoodcenter.org.
Kingwood Center Gardens is located at 900 Park Avenue West in Mansfield, Ohio. It is approximately a one hour, 20 minute drive from Cleveland.