I have highlighted Inniswood Garden Metro Park in several posts, but this is to summarize the experience. What I like most is the personal, human scale that has been preserved in this gardened place. Now that it is in the Metro Park system certain concessions are made to the fact that it is a public garden, but it keeps its intimate personal feel, and I like that.
Yet, there is a plethora of features to visit, here is the rundown:
- Nature Preserve
- Herb Garden
- Sisters Garden ( childrens’ garden space)
- Rose Garden
- Prairie Garden
- White Garden
- Rock Garden
- Memorial Garden
- Cutting Garden
- Conifer Garden
These features are in varying amounts of development (the conifer garden, for instance, is not very large or “grown up” yet), but the entire garden is a pleasant experience for all ages. Not too large to tax little children and seniors, but still a lot to see. Three acres with seven theme gardens surround the former home of the “Sister”, Grace and Mary Innis, who donated their home and property to Columbus, Ohio Metro Parks system. The larger Nature Preserve has a walking trail grid with most of the trails under a 1/2 mile
If you are interested in particular species, the garden specializes in collections of hostas, daffodils, and daylilies. I noticed the collection of hostas, especially.
My picture essays of this garden:
- The Secret Garden
- Innis Garden Bug Story
- Continuing Tour of Innis Garden
- Innis Garden
- Containers That Caught My Eye
I also included it in my Top 10 Gardener’s Destinations in Central Ohio
Toy train aficionados, there is a part of the garden for you:
Be sure to see Gardens in Ohio.