History & Tourism

Garden Gateway Opening Today

18 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

“When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, See! this our fathers did for us.” John Ruskin, art critic (1819-1900)

What the Board of Kingwood Center Gardens, backed by tremendous community support and countless volunteer hours, has done over the last two to three years is something that truly stands apart. As Ruskin’s quote suggests, the Garden Gateway Project, which opens this week, is designed and built in a way that captures the visitation of an industrialist benefactor; celebrates the beauty of flowers and landscaping; and which pays meticulous attention in even the smallest design elements. 

So what Mansfield is actually receiving is something that does not come along that often — an instant community treasure and civic landmark.

This schedule has been updated with additional information.

The ribbon cutting for the Garden Gateway take place today, Sunday, October 18.

Charles Kelly King

Public events scheduled this week include:

Monday, October 19 – Making Memories Monday
Create lasting memories with fun photo ops throughout the Gardens
Take home a commemorative photo thanks to Mid Ohio Photo Booth

Tuesday, October 20 – Tours on Tuesday
Enjoy complimentary guided tours by Kingwood Staff and Volunteers

Wednesday, October 21 – Wellness Wednesday with OhioHealth
Join us with partner, OhioHealth, to enjoy healthy activities for the whole family
Activity registration coming soon!

Thursday, October 22 – Tours on Thursday
Enjoy complimentary guided tours by Kingwood Staff and Volunteers

Friday, October 23 – Fine Arts Friday
Local artists will display their art and create beautiful pieces around Kingwood

Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25 – Fall Artisan Market
Shop local artisan goods, treats, and more! Ferris, the Food Truck by Buehler’s, will be on site serving up fall favorites

The new facility has several noteworthy features. The traditional Trimble Road entrance will reopen and lead to a new, unique parking area. The building itself features a new cafe with indoor and outdoor dining, new garden and gift shops, the new King Ballroom, terrace garden areas, and an exhibit relaying “The Story of Kingwood.”

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