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Consider joining us to help preserve the horticultural wonders of Inniswood Metro Gardens which serves as a source of beauty, education, and inspiration for hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Our annual membership drive has kicked off!  Now is the time to start dreaming of warmer weather and planning your visit to Inniswood for inspiration.  As a  member you get discounts at local nurseries that will create beauty right in your own back yard.  Support Inniswood and take those ideas home to share with friends and family. 

Thank you for your continued support!

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Tree Walk

During your next visit to the gardens you will find new placards next to a wide variety of trees.  Each will give you the tree species, but the real fun comes from scanning the QR Code which will take you directly to the page for that tree.  Just hold your smart phone with the camera open and pointed at the code and tap the screen when the link pops up.  

Not at the gardens but still curious about the trees?  Just click here to go to our Tree Walk page and explore from your couch.

2024 Garden Theme: Elements of Nature

Each year our seasonal display beds gets planted around a theme.  This year’s theme is “Elements of Nature”.  Each of the 9 seasonal display beds will be planted to represent one of the 4 elements (Earth, Wind, Fire and Water), or combinations of the 4.  It is difficult for us to label each of these plants, especially when they are going to be removed in November.  New last year and continued this year, is the ability to scan a code on a label in each of the beds, taking you to the plant list for that particular bed.  No longer do you need to wonder what the plants are! 

You can also click the links below to be taken to the plant list (instead of scanning):

  Hempstead Entrance Beds

  East End of Parking Lot

  Near the Restrooms near the Parking Lot

  Circle Garden Beds 

  Innis House Entrance Walkway Beds

  Oval Bed near Herb Garden

  Brookwood Trail Beds

  Cutting Garden


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.


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.

Hours of Operation

Open Daily

April 1st – September 30th, 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

October 1st – March 31st, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Innis House is open to the public

Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Click here for maps and directions.




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

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

Event & Activity Calendar

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Garden Society Events


Location: Innis House

June 2024:
Patty Sykes – Oils
Meet the artist: June 16, 2024 from 2pm to 4pm

July 2024:
Gillie 50+ Senior Center – Mixed Media
Meet the artist: July 14, 2024 from 2pm to 4pm




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