Inniswood Metro Gardens
Situated on 123 acres, Inniswood Metro Gardens is a continual source of inspiration for central Ohioans of all ages. A natural woodland is home to native wildflowers, wildlife and waterways which provides a majestic backdrop to the beautifully landscaped gardens and lawns.
Dedicated to the enjoyment, cultivation and preservation of nature’s treasures, Inniswood boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, specialty collections and themed gardens, including a children’s garden, as well as the Rose, Herb, Conifer and Woodland Rock Gardens.
Grace and Mary Innis donated their 38-acre Westerville estate to Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks in 1972. Metro Parks funds the operation and ongoing maintenance of Inniswood Metro Gardens. Thanks to the continued support of the voters of Franklin County in the passage of several park levies, Metro Parks has been able to expand the Innis Sisters’ homestead and transform the area into one of the premier botanical gardens in the midwest. The generosity of the Inniswood Garden Society and the Inniswood Volunteers provide additional support for special projects and programs.
Hours of Operation
The Gardens are open daily throughout the year from 7am to dark. There is no charge to visit Inniswood Metro Gardens.
The Innis House, former residence of Grace and Mary Innis, is open Tuesday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm and is closed Monday and holidays.
For information about programs at Inniswood, click here or call (614) 895-6216.
From I-270, take exit 29, the State Route 3/Westerville exit. Drive south on State Route 3 to Dempsey Road and turn left. Continue on Dempsey to Hempstead Road (second traffic light) and turn left. Continue on Hempstead approximately one-quarter mile—stay on Hempstead Road as it turns right just past the Blendon Township Community Complex. The entrance is approximately one-tenth mile on the right-hand side.