Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati

Admission to Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati is free.

  • Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: (Map It) 2715 Reading Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-221-0981
  • Web:

The Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati delivers education in horticulture to children, adults and communities throughout the Cincinnati region. It has a library with more than 2,000 books about gardening and floral topics as well as videos and other resources. The Center has been instrumental in beautifying Greater Cincinnati with its urban gardening projects which have turned some 50 neglected properties into community gardens. Contact the Center to learn more about these neighborhood gardens and other botanical creations the Center has established around the area.

The Civic Garden Center is committed to a new project, The Green Learning Station, converting an old gas station on the property to a sustainability demonstration site.  The Station’s mission is to educate and inspire school children and their families, developers, builders, home buyers and public officials to incorporate green technology into their residences, businesses and public spaces.    The goal is for the site to be net-zero; that is, it’ll produce as much clean water and energy as is  consumed by the Center from public utilities.  The site will include a green roof, rainbarrels, cisterns, constructed wetland, raingardens, a platinum LEED certified building, porous pavers, wind turbine and other examples of renewable energy sources.  It will also have the capability to be monitored via the web 24/7 and data can be accessed from remote locations.