While many Richland Countians engage in the pastime, it’s not everyday that cross-stitch artworks go on display in north central Ohio.
That is precisely what is taking place from March 1 through March 14 at Kingwood Center Gardens.
Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Around since the Middle Ages, the earliest known example in America was created in 1653. More…
There are still many things to do in the middle of some classic north central Ohio winter weather.
Why not exercise your creative side while taking a workshop or two at Mansfield’s Kingwood Center? There are several to choose from during the month of February — see below for details from Destination Mansfield – Richland County.
For more information on any of these, contact Kingwood Center at (419) 522-0211. More…
Christmas at Kingwood is underway at Mansfield’s magnificent public gardens, and there is much to see and do this year.
As we shared in a post last week,
“It’s one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions. Christmas at Kingwood will be unique this year in at least two ways. First, it will be the first since the opening of the new Garden Gateway, which is sure to add to the holiday atmosphere and fun. Second, this year’s edition will include reserved times in light of the public health situation.”
One this is certain — as in years past, the event will provide visitors with an infusion of cheer. This particular year, that is something that many of us could use. More…
It’s one of the area’s most beloved holiday traditions.
Christmas at Kingwood will be unique this year in at least two ways. First, it will be the first since the opening of the new Garden Gateway, which is sure to add to the holiday atmosphere and fun. Second, this year’s edition will include reserved times in light of the public health situation.
Destination Mansfield – Richland County describes the event this way: More…
“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 is the week when the Garden Gateway Project at Kingwood Center Gardens opens its doors to the public.
As Kingwood has done throughout, the Project Blog has been updated with the latest photos of the interior and exterior of the new Garden Gateway.
The latest edition, posted this past Wednesday and which can be accessed below, includes not only “sneak peeks” but images of the some of the most beautiful tile mosaics being installed.
1812Blockhouse will have a full story on Tuesday about the Grand Opening. More…
There has long been a saying, “God is in the details” which, while of debatable origin, means that sometimes it’s the smallest elements of design or execution that transform an object into something truly memorable.
That phrase would seem to apply to Kingwood Center Gardens as September winds to a close. October brings the opening of the Garden Gateway, and those working on the interior and exterior of the new facility are hard at work installing those last-minute touches or, because this is Kingwood Center, splashes of color and ornament.
Those changes are reflected in this week’s edition of the Project Blog. Photos shared include views of unique aspects of the nearly-finished building and grounds. More…
The newest edition of Kingwood Center Garden’s Garden Gateway Project Blog has two sets of photos.
First, a visit was made to the new Perennial Garden, coming to life under the watchful eye of Chicago independent garden designer Austin Eischeid. Eisched is featured in the August 2020 edition of Better Homes & Gardens.
The time is close enough for the Garden Gateway Grand Opening that the opportunity for Kingwood Center Gardens members to register for Members Only Day is at hand.
There are three different entrance times for the event on Sunday, October 18.
The new Garden Gateway at Kingwood Center Gardens continues to be the focus of intense activity as opening day nears.
In the most posting in the Project Blog, photos showcase not only the new building, but the beautiful landscaping which surround it. As they show, many finishing touches are now being applied.
The post may be accessed below. More…
Visitors to Kingwood Center Gardens are often intrigued by the stately home sitting across Park Avenue West, a large home which has remained unoccupied for many years.
Owned by Kingwood Center, the Townsend House will be open for a tour on August 27 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Tours are $3 for members and $10 for non-members.
The Townsend House, constructed in 1930, was the home of Edwin Oliver and May Tucker Townsend. Originally from southern Ohio, was a businessman and bank executive. As his 1945 obituary notes, his primary hobby and passion was traveling; the same year that the house was constructed, the family went on an around the world excursion.
Reservations are required for the Townsend House Tour, and may be made at this online location.
The last day of July is here, which means that it is only two and a half months before the planned opening of the new Garden Gateway at Kingwood Center Gardens.
In the most recently post in Kingwood’s “Project Blog,” several photos are shared of the current state of landscaping around the new structure as well as the reconstructed “allee” which stretches to the north of Kingwood Hall. That post can be viewed below. More…
Do you have a lucky or an unlucky feeling while tending your flower beds?
Folklore and tales abound about gardening. It is said that that folklore often has a basis in fact, as odd as some might seem at first blush.
Planting a single garlic clove next to your roses, for instance, was thought to protect them from flying insects, especially pesky aphids. Then there are garden superstitions, from lucky four-leaf clovers to moon phase planting. More…
By: 1812Blockhouse, Kingwood Center Gardens
Once the busy holiday weekend is over, why not extend it a day and visit Kingwood Center Gardens? The popular attraction is continuing its free first Monday admissions this year, including this Monday, July 6, from 10 AM to 7 PM.
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. More…
By: Kingwood Center Gardens, 1812Blockhouse
As it is said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Or, in other words, when life gives one lemons, the best thing to do is to make lemonade.
That is just what’s happening at Kingwood Center Gardens this year. In a similar manner to the folks at the Renaissance Theatre downtown, Kingwood is moving activities outside — a beautiful place to be.
Their Live on the Lawn summer concert series is returning for a third year, providing free musical entertainment on the South Lawn. More…