Ohio Magazine’s most recent edition has highlighted places across the state where the bright colors of fall make their presence known.
Included are a selection of both arboretums and botanical gardens in all corners of Ohio, each displayed fall foliage in plentiful supply. Many also provide an opportunity for a day trip from Richland County, with recommended stops as close as Wooster, Newark, Fremont, and Columbus.
No such review could be complete, of course, without a mention of one of the Midwest’s finest public gardens right here at home. The article, entitled Ohio Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit this Fall by Macy Kile, Sarah Miller, Emma Shinker, Rebecca Vernak, and Krista Willis says this about Kingwood Center Gardens:
“Driving into the former estate of Charles Kelley King, bright yellow leaves fan out from the ginkgo biloba trees. Pass through the Garden Gateway for immersive fall displays that include cabbage, kale and mums. The 15-foot mum tree — a steel structure with 250-plus individual plants in an A-frame — blooming from solid green to yellows, reds and oranges is a highlight. The Great Pumpkin Glow, which features 1,000 carved pumpkins, enchants visitors Oct. 21 through 23.”
Speaking of Kingwood, The Great Pumpkin Glow takes place this year from October 21 through October 23, from 4 PM to 9 PM each day. A Community Parking Carving will take place on October 19 and 20 from Noon to 8 PM.
We will carry additional information about October events at Kingwood in an upcoming edition of 1812Blockhouse.