Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fellows Riverside Gardens

     Nestled high in the northern end of the Mill Creek Park Metro Parks system in Youngstown, Ohio, you will find Fellows Riverside Gardens,  a free twelve-acre public botanical display garden that is absolutely breathtaking in every season.  This garden is home to the most gorgeous rose collection I have ever seen.  This rose garden is special to me because I had my wedding photos taken there many years ago.  It is one of the most romantic scenic backdrops with the lake and the gazebo, as well as the rows and rows of roses.
     Fellows Riverside Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association, which is a professional association for public gardens in North America, supporting the public horticultural community on its mission to study, display, and converse plants.

     The Davis Education and Visitors Center is a
magnificent center featuring classes, a gardening library, a little shop, and a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lake.  The displays annuals are ever-changing to compliment the established perennial and bulb collections.  The day we were there, an art exhibit of scenes form the park were on display.
     In August they are conducting "Tai Chi Step One in the Park" at noon on Wednesdays.  I can't think of a more serene setting than these gardens.
     There is a very large collection of trees and large bushes that anchor the ever-changing seasonal floral displays.  Everything is labeled and the grounds are meticulously cared for.

     This gorgeous pink rose not only looks beautiful, but smells wonderful.  I love pink roses and can't believe I took this photo with my phone!   And they have rows and rows of roses in an array of colors.  July and August are great months to visit the rose display.

     Also in August, the talented staff will be conducted a class on making a Herb Kitchen Wreath in one of the classrooms.

     They will also host an adult golf clinic with some time in the classroom and some time on the beautiful Mill Creek Golf Course.

     Located only nine miles from the Ohio Turnpike, Mill Creek Park attracts over 400,000 visitors from all over the country.  It is one of Ohio's finest gardens and scenic views of Lake Glacier and the historic old log cabin.

For more information on any of these activities, call 330.740.7074.

Fellows Riverside Gardens
Davis Education and Visitor Center
123 McKinley Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44509

metro parks of youngstown, ohio

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