History & Tourism

Look What’s Coming To Kingwood

22 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

A brand-new post on the Kingwood Capital Campaign Blog of Kingwood Center Gardens, posted on Thursday, not only shares good news but also proudly displays proof of those tidings.

The news is that construction crews have returned to work on the new Garden Gateway. Not only have workers returned, albeit under restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the green stuff has been arriving as well.

This is Kingwood, after all. The beautiful visitors and education center will be set in horticultural beauty and will include a stunning new fountain. More…

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Kingwood Opens Its Gates

13 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff, Kingwood Center Gardens

Earlier this week, Kingwood Center Gardens announced on social media that it has opened its gates to its beautiful grounds for the 2020 season.

Several safety measures as well as volunteer and guest protocols are in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ongoing construction of the Garden Gateway project.

In terms of access to Kingwood, the Trimble Road entrance has again been closed, so entrance will be available at the Linden Road gate. Parking is available on Linden Road and in former business parking lots at the corner of Linden and Park Avenue West. More…


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Kingwood Opens Online Garden Shop

17 Apr , 2020  

“Your Garden Awaits.”

Those words greet visitors to Kingwood Center Gardens’ first-ever online garden shop, a location where those with green thumbs, and green thumb wannabes, can obtain plants that will enhance their own flower beds.

Not just flowers, mind you. Vegetables and fruit varieties are on offer, as are trees and shrubs. More…

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A Christmas Carol Comes To Kingwood

1 Dec , 2019  

Presented by the Hampstead Stage Company, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is coming to Kingwood Center Gardens on Thursday, December 5, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

The delightful tale of miser Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk Bob Cratchit, is a familiar holiday tradition. More…

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Make It A Kingwood Christmas This Year

17 Nov , 2019  

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield has announced their plan to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 30 with their Christmas at Kingwood program, which has become a cherished holiday tradition over the years. The program will run through Sunday, January 5.

This year’s opening day includes a “Stuff the Sleigh” initiative; guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys that will then be donated for area children in need. Kingwood Center is partnering with local charitable agencies, including the Domestic Violence Shelter, the Salvation Army, and Children Services, to distribute the collected toys. Visitors that participate in “Stuff the Sleigh” will receive free admission to Christmas at Kingwood on November 30. More…

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Kingwood Prepping For Christmas

3 Nov , 2019  

It takes time to get ready for the holidays, especially for a house and property the size of the one formerly owned by Charles Kelley King.

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield is closed for almost the entire month of November as they work to get the house and grounds ready for the annual Christmas season tours. They will re-open on November 30. More…


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Spanish Melodies At Kingwood: Mid-Ohio Opera Presents Carmen

20 Aug , 2019  

The local music scene is made richer by music in all its forms. Mansfield is unique among cities its size, for instance, to have its own opera production company.

Mid-Ohio Opera, now in its fifth season under Artistic Director Joel Vega, offers the opportunity throughout the year to experience the magic of opera. This Saturday, August 24, such an occasion comes in the form of a concert-style performance of arias from “Carmen” of Georges Bizet, performed on the beautiful large south lawn at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Kingwood Kids Day: Arts In The Garden

26 Jul , 2019  

Join several community partners for Kingwood Kids Day: Arts in the Garden on August 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Kingwood Center Gardens. More…

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Construction Underway On Kingwood Center Transformation

28 Jun , 2019  

Short term inconveniences are going to provide long term benefit at Kingwood Center Gardens as the new Garden Gateway Center Project begins to take form.

As we shared back on April 5, the work currently underway is the centerpiece of a $10 million investment into the facility, which will provide a new visitors and educational center experience that organizers call “transformative.” More…


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It’s A Wine Walk!

18 Jun , 2019  

Join Kingwood Center Gardens for its 3rd Annual Wine Walk this Saturday, presented by ReVision LASIK and Cataract Surgery. From local vintners to fresh food and live entertainment, there is so much that goes into making this such a special night in Richland County.

Here are details on Wine Walk 2019: More…

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Run Through Roses

28 May , 2019  

On Saturday, June 8, take the opportunity to run not only through roses, but also scores of other flowering plants as Kingwood Center Gardens hosts its 10th Annual Family 5K Run/Walk.

Brought to you by Ohio Health, the event will take runners and walkers through charming gardens and the surrounding neighborhood. Participants of all ages are welcome. More…


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School Is Out, But Learning Has Just Started!

26 May , 2019  

Kingwood Center Gardens has a message for kids aged 4 through 8. Why not learn something interesting this summer about your planet and the animals that inhabit it?

Cultivation Education for Summer 2019 begins this week. This year, Kingwood is offering two different series for children to enjoy – both of them at no charge (parents are still required to pay regular admission). More…

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“Transformational Day” As Kingwood Breaks Ground For $10 Million Center; Project Blog Launched

5 Apr , 2019  

A light rain fell as local civic leaders joined Kingwood Center Gardens officials and community members for a momentous event on Thursday afternoon.

After years of planning and fundraising, groundbreaking took place for the Garden Gateway Center project, described by one speaker as a project which while “…transformational to Kingwood, it’s also transformational to the community.” More…


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Kingwood Center Gardens Opens For 2019 Season

2 Apr , 2019  

On Monday, Kingwood Center Gardens opened for the 2019 season. As a reminder, this year please use the Park Avenue West parking lot. Overflow parking is available on Linden Road. You may enter at the Park Avenue West Admission Booth or the Linden Road Gate.

To celebrate, we are sharing 33 photos of Kingwood we took back in 2016. To access, click on the image below. More…