Chadwick Arboretum

The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens

The Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens has extensively planted gardens in three locations. Our most ornamental gardens are found in front of Howlett and Kottman Halls and are known as the Learning Gardens. These feature an extensive collection of perennials, annuals, tropicals, trial plantings, container gardens, dwarf conifers, wildflower plantings and more. The second ­ and most well-known ­ garden is our 14-acre garden along Lane Avenue between Fyffe Road and Olentangy River Road. This garden features the van Wade Hosta Collection, a conifer collection, many woody trees and shrubs, and the labyrinth garden with a replica of the 11-circuit labyrinth from Chartres Cathedral in France. Our Arboretum North site, which is located just west of the Bill Davis Baseball Stadium on Fred Taylor Drive, features a two-acre pond and a collection of 1,000 trees native to Ohio, a willow collection and the Ohio 4-H Center, which is Ohio State’s first green building. All gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. Current events are listed on the web site at chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/.