Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Inniswood (Boston Trip Part 1)

We have been traveling to Boston to visit our son. Along the way, we stopped at Inniswood Metro Gardens located in central Ohio. The gardens are nested in amongst 121 acres of a nature preserve, once part of a 37-acre estate of sisters Grace and Mary Innis who enjoyed nature and gardening. The sisters later donated the house, gardens and property to the Metro Parks, which now maintains the gardens along with Inniswoood Garden Society volunteers.

The sisters' garden is located in the area around the house and has been developed for children. "To Nurture the Nature of the Child in Everyone" is it's motto. This area contains a tree house, farm house, prairie, wetland, turtle mound, trellis cave, secret garden, circle maze and a wonderful story maze.

Some of the other gardens we enjoyed while at Inniswood were the circle, conifer, rose, cutting, memorial, white, woodland rock and the herb garden. The photo below shows the knot garden that is located in the herb garden. Like all the other gardens in this park, it is well designed and beautifully maintained.

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