Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Cincinnati

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcomes all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Krohn Conservatory

1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202

In addition to hosting five seasonal floral shows, the seasonal floral showroom contains a permanent citrus tree collection.  Among the trees here are orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and kumquat.  Though the exact locations of origin of the citrus trees are not known, it is believed that they began to be cultivated around 8000 years ago in Southeast Asia.

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

Established in 1942, the Civic Garden Center was founded as a source for individuals to consult about Victory Gardens. Since 1942 we have evolved to be the expert in all things gardening—building Community through Gardening, Education, and Environmental Stewardship.

Highfield Discovery Garden

10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215

This 12-acre garden is a delight for any age.  It is designed to encourage guests to explore the natural world in a fun, engaging environment. Along with the 25-foot Discovery Tree, there are seven smaller gardens to explore within Highfield Discovery Garden: 

Stanley Rowe Arboretum

4600 Muchmore Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243

The Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum is a public arboretum covering 3.6 hectares in Indian Hill, Ohio. It is owned by the Indian Hill city government and operated by a non-profit organization. The arboretum was founded in 1926 by Stanley M. Rowe, Sr. and his wife, Dorothy Snowden Rowe.

Mt. Airy Arboretum

5100 Arboretum Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45223

The 30-acre Mt. Airy Arboretum is a magnificent collection of trees, shrubs, and flowers, displayed alongside the beauty of nature.  The Arboretum serves students, gardeners, and homeowners as a testing and observation area for plant growth, habit, and hardiness of plants in the Cincinnati area.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is the sixth-oldest zoo in the United States, opening in 1873, after the Roger Williams Park Zoo. It is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Hauck Botanic Gardens

2625 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206

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