A garden is meant to be enjoyed. Its purpose is to inspire its audience. During this difficult time of separation, of shuttered gates and empty garden paths, Kingwood feels lonely, too.
As the daffodils and hyacinths bloom, soon to be joined by tulips, the spectacular seasonal show is missing its appreciative audience. The peacocks and ducks are busy with their annual spring antics, but they would certainly enjoy having children feed them by the pond.
Kingwood misses being the beautiful backdrop for life’s special moments like prom pictures, weddings, celebrations and activities that bring people together – 5K, Cultivation Education, workshops, mystery dinner theater, flower shows…
Thank you to our members whose support sustains us year-round. Thank you to our visitors and volunteers whose consistent patronage sustain Kingwood as the exquisite garden estate that Charles Kelley King would be proud of. We want you to know that we are taking advantage of every opportunity presented to us, but it will not be enough. We need your help now more than ever!
Shuttered gates mean no admission revenue or garden shop purchases. Together with membership dues, admissions and sales make up the greatest percentage of our annual diversified income and it is vital to Kingwood’s sustainability.
Please consider a gift to Kingwood Center Gardens during Richland Gives Spring 2020 – COVID 19 edition. Your gift will support horticultural operations.
Kingwood staff is diligently working to take care of the gardens and animals you love in accordance with the health and safety guidelines. We will be ready to reopen the gates and welcome you back. See you in the Gardens, soon.
Kingwood Center Gardens is the historic garden estate and former home of Charles Kelley King, who was an influential industrialist and visionary at the Ohio Brass Company. Come and explore the grounds featuring 47 sprawling acres renowned for both their historic significance and exquisite gardens.
Step back in time while touring Mr. King’s home, Kingwood Hall, a French Provincial-style mansion. The Greenhouse is overflowing with displays of exotic and unique plant life and the Garden Shop features a diverse selection of plants and garden goods.
Kingwood also offers an extensive line-up of activities and educational programming including lectures, workshops, children’s programs, and special events.