Wegerzyn Flower Gardens and Dawes Arboretum
Beth and I made two stops on the way home from a recent visit to Wisconsin. Both are located in Ohio, and offer a chance to get out of the car and walk, while enjoying the outdoors.
The first stop was Wegerzyn Flower Gardens, located on the west side of Dayton, Ohio. The gardens are part of the Five Rivers Metroparks group in and around Dayton. The Wegerzyn Flower Gardens location includes the Formal Gardens, Children’s Discovery Garden, Swamp Forest elevated walkway, hiking trails, and more.
For more information: https://www.metroparks.org/places-to-go/wegerzyn-gardens/
The second stop was at Dawes Arboretum, located near Newark, Ohio just about halfway between Columbus and Zanesville. This 2,000+ acre arboretum has driving routes with pull-offs to park at various points of interest. In addition to the large variety of trees, there is the old Dawes home (Daweswood) and one of the world’s largest hedge writings with “Dawes Arboretum” written over a 2,000-foot clearing with Woodward American Arborvitae hedges – visible from airplanes passing overhead.
For more information: https://dawesarb.org/arboretum-map/
Wikipedia – history of Dawes Arboretum : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Arboretum
We enjoyed both stops. There are many interesting things to see near our homes, and the internet makes it easy to search them out.
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