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This Historic Estate One Hour North Of Columbus Has The Most Enchanting Gardens

An hour north of Columbus, a magical outdoor experience awaits.

The Kingwood Center Gardens are stunning and if you haven’t heard of this fantastically beautiful spot before, don’t feel bad. It’s criminally underrated and a bit of a hidden gem.

This stunning garden estate was once the home of industrialist Charles Kelley King. King began making his fortune when he was hired by the Ohio Brass Company as its first electrical engineer in 1893.

Known for its distinctive floral displays, unique plant specimens, woodland trails, historic mansion and gardens, duck pond, and peacocks, Kingwood hosts a variety of events for thousands of guests throughout the year.

Kingwood Center Gardens has recently undergone a massive Garden Gateway expansion and improvement project. A Garden Gateway Visitor Center, updated and expanded perennial garden areas, a new café, gift shop, pavilion, and retail greenhouse are part of the project.

An exhibit gallery highlights King’s business and historical legacy, along with other exhibits on regional history from 1926 until today.

With $8 admission (free for children 12 and under), Kingwood Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Garden Shop is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you’d like to visit the gardens on a budget, you can stop by on the first Monday of every month when admission is free.

The estate is located at 50 Trimble Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906. For more info about planning your trip to Kingwood Center Gardens, you can visit their website here.

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