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Inniswood Metro Gardens

Description:

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.

Programs

For information about programs at Inniswood, click here or call (614) 895-6216.

Directions

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.

Hours of Operation

Open Daily 7:00 a.m. to dark.

Directions

Click here for maps and directions.

Admission

FREE

Address

Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

Telephone: (614) 895-6216
Fax: (614) 895-6352

Event & Activity Calendar

View All Metro Parks’ Events

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Through April 29 view the oils artwork of Jane Flewellen and Audrey Moody in the Innis House
Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CHILDREN’S GARDEN DAY: CATERPILLAR CRAWL

Discover the wonders of caterpillars at this annual event.  Learn what plants attract them and the benefits to your garden habitat.  Participate in family-friendly gardening activities including crafts and planting.
Sunday, April 29th, 2 – 4 p.m.

ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE

Purchase plants for your garden during our annual spring plant sale! A broad selection of perennials, select annuals and herbs are available. Sponsored by the Inniswood Volunteers, Inc. and the Herb Society of America, Central Ohio Unit.
Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Website sponsored by the Inniswood Garden Society.  Learn more about becoming a member today!