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Special Event – Inniswood Illuminated

Visit Inniswood and enjoy light displays as you stroll the gardens after dark for our 2nd annual “Inniswood Illuminated”.   

Special Event hours: December 1st thru January 3rd park closing nightly at  8:00 p.m.


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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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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 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Hours may vary due to COVID-19)  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.

Hours of Operation

Open Daily 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

(Hours may vary due to COVID-19)


Click here for maps and directions.




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

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

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Watson Acres is a local grower – “We have a passion for the power of flowers in bringing joy and happiness to our customers.”

Through the month of December use the code “inniswood” to Purchase Watson Acres e-giftcards and 10 percent is donated to support Inniswood Garden Society!  The cards can be applied to anything they offer: bouquets, arrangements, classes, events, etc.

What a great gift idea and a great way to support Inniswood Garden Society.

In this season of giving we thank you for your continued support.  Support IGS


Location: Innis House


Click here to enjoy a virtual garden tour of beautiful Westerville!





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