Kingwood Center Gardens
Kingwood Center Gardens
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A historic estate and garden which features 47 acres of landscaped gardens, greenhouses, hiking trails, and tours of the mansion. We hold many events, including corporate rentals, weddings and parties, Garden Club events, children's events, and community events such as Pumpkin Glow and Christmas at Kingwood.
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  • catlover004
    58 contributions
    "30 Second Calm" during Covid 19
    These gardens are absolutely beautiful. Lots of work and love have gone into planning and tending the gardens. The positives for our visit during Covid 19 is that everything but the home is outdoors, there was a food truck with delicious food near a patio with tables and chairs (and sanitizing wipes on each table), and it was first Monday so the $5 per person entrance fee was waived. The biggest negative is that most of the gardens were closed off due to extensive construction. (Once finished, the Gardens will be even better.) Also it poured down rain while we were there - only nature to blame. We look forward to returning when everything is opened up.
    Visited September 2020
    Written September 10, 2020
  • Nancy C
    Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania61 contributions
    Wanted to stroll the gardens
    All of the gardens are spectacular, the house was beautiful. It was decorated for Halloween and they were very creative with the decorations. Pumpkins everywhere, scarecrows were cool, flower arrangements were so pretty. We enjoyed our walk throughout and would stop and sit at various benches and chairs spread out.
    Visited October 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 21, 2021
  • WillW13
    26 contributions
    Great off the beaten path gem!
    We toured the gardens and the estate on a Saturday morning right after opening. The gardens are immaculately kept and the mansion was interesting to see. We were there about two hours but could have easily stayed longer if we didn’t have tickets already for another attraction that afternoon. Well worth the visit and very affordable!
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2020
  • HAS
    Perrysville, Ohio4 contributions
    Pay to park!
    This is a local attraction for me, and I have visited many times. The gardens and grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. However, the man who left this land and home to the community, stated that he wanted it to always be free for people of all socioeconomic status to enjoy. That hasn’t been true for many years now. First they charged $5 per car, now they charge $5 a head. I no longer go to the Violet Show because my husband and I refuse to pay $10 to park. It’s a shame. I know other plant friends who feel the same way.
    Visited May 2019
    Written February 19, 2020
  • Dustin C
    1 contribution
    Very rude and poor customer service skills
    My spouse and myself are members and had some issues even getting admission into the garden center. The website said that members didn’t have to buy tickets for the Christmas at Kingwood Christmas, only guests did, the white haired woman at the front desk was very rude and told us we had to buy tickets as members online, which none were available for days, and when we explained what the website said, she abruptly cut me off, turned us away, and our membership cards weren’t even looked at. After that date night being ruined for myself and my spouse, we have since left a google review with no follow up or reply. Does Kingwood center just not care about its members and more about the money? We haven’t been back since, won’t be donating to your center anymore, and have thrown away our cards because of the way we were treated. I can’t even remember the front desk attendant’s name after the way she handled herself with donating members. Don’t waste your money here.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2023
  • jkzoo
    Mansfield, Ohio896 contributions
    A little disappointing with changes and construction
    The place is going through a major renovation - which for someone who has enjoyed the gardens for over 50 years is kind of disappointing. Maybe when the changes are done it will be exciting and new and I'll love it again. This past weekend's visit was mostly like visiting a construction zone though and not that impressive. Would recommend not visiting for awhile until its settled down.
    Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately due to different delays, the new areas won't be opening until mid-October. We do believe you'll enjoy the enhanced experience when it is here though. The perennial garden area that was disrupted by the construction is being replanted with an incredible selection of perennials and will now feature a new pavilion and meandering path for guests to stroll. We hope you visit in the fall or the spring to experience it for yourself!
    Written August 17, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2020
    Written August 9, 2020
  • Videoteacher54
    Ashland, Ohio14 contributions
    Not what it used to be.
    Kingwood Center gardens used to be immaculate. Now they look unkept, weedy, wilted, poorly maintained. Not sure if it's the Covid employment issue, but we were VERY disappointed. Especially after paying eight dollars per person to get in. Have some pride. Find some new gardeners. There were weeds everywhere, and the upper gardens were horrible.
    Visited June 2022
    Written June 6, 2022
  • Travelbug
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania389 contributions
    Peacocks made up for the lack of blooms.
    Stopped here while in town. Not sure if it is just the time of the year or if due to the recent cold spell but there really wasn't much in bloom. Not a whole lot to see during our visit. However, the peacocks made up for the lack of color! The birds are beautiful and put on quite a show for us, they were worth the cost of entrance for me!
    Visited May 2021
    Written May 17, 2021
  • Matthew L
    West Harrison, Indiana140 contributions
    Kingwood Morning Views
    If you are interested in massive flower gardens and walking through wooded areas, this is the place for you. It is a nice break away from the city outside the gates. My family and I visited for about 90 minutes and enjoyed the many gardens and the mansion. We arrived shortly after opening at 10am and did not see many people on the pathways. The flowers were very nice and the layout of each garden was great.
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 19, 2021
  • 243DLP
    Midland, Michigan1,029 contributions
    Beautiful Gardens
    At $5/person entry this is a great deal! We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the self-guided tour of the house. The staff was wonderful and informative. We were loaned a wheelchair for one of our party that walks with a cane. That was a nice touch. Highly recommend!
    Visited September 2020
    Written October 6, 2020
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HAS
Perrysville, OH4 contributions
May 2019
This is a local attraction for me, and I have visited many times. The gardens and grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. However, the man who left this land and home to the community, stated that he wanted it to always be free for people of all socioeconomic status to enjoy. That hasn’t been true for many years now. First they charged $5 per car, now they charge $5 a head. I no longer go to the Violet Show because my husband and I refuse to pay $10 to park. It’s a shame. I know other plant friends who feel the same way.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dustin C
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
My spouse and myself are members and had some issues even getting admission into the garden center. The website said that members didn’t have to buy tickets for the Christmas at Kingwood Christmas, only guests did, the white haired woman at the front desk was very rude and told us we had to buy tickets as members online, which none were available for days, and when we explained what the website said, she abruptly cut me off, turned us away, and our membership cards weren’t even looked at. After that date night being ruined for myself and my spouse, we have since left a google review with no follow up or reply. Does Kingwood center just not care about its members and more about the money? We haven’t been back since, won’t be donating to your center anymore, and have thrown away our cards because of the way we were treated. I can’t even remember the front desk attendant’s name after the way she handled herself with donating members. Don’t waste your money here.
Written January 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jkzoo
Mansfield, OH896 contributions
Aug 2020
The place is going through a major renovation - which for someone who has enjoyed the gardens for over 50 years is kind of disappointing. Maybe when the changes are done it will be exciting and new and I'll love it again. This past weekend's visit was mostly like visiting a construction zone though and not that impressive. Would recommend not visiting for awhile until its settled down.
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately due to different delays, the new areas won't be opening until mid-October. We do believe you'll enjoy the enhanced experience when it is here though. The perennial garden area that was disrupted by the construction is being replanted with an incredible selection of perennials and will now feature a new pavilion and meandering path for guests to stroll. We hope you visit in the fall or the spring to experience it for yourself!
Written August 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Videoteacher54
Ashland, OH14 contributions
Jun 2022
Kingwood Center gardens used to be immaculate. Now they look unkept, weedy, wilted, poorly maintained. Not sure if it's the Covid employment issue, but we were VERY disappointed. Especially after paying eight dollars per person to get in.

Have some pride. Find some new gardeners. There were weeds everywhere, and the upper gardens were horrible.
Written June 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travelbug
Pittsburgh, PA389 contributions
May 2021
Stopped here while in town. Not sure if it is just the time of the year or if due to the recent cold spell but there really wasn't much in bloom. Not a whole lot to see during our visit. However, the peacocks made up for the lack of color! The birds are beautiful and put on quite a show for us, they were worth the cost of entrance for me!
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Matthew L
West Harrison, IN140 contributions
Jul 2021
If you are interested in massive flower gardens and walking through wooded areas, this is the place for you. It is a nice break away from the city outside the gates. My family and I visited for about 90 minutes and enjoyed the many gardens and the mansion. We arrived shortly after opening at 10am and did not see many people on the pathways. The flowers were very nice and the layout of each garden was great.
Written July 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

243DLP
Midland, MI1,029 contributions
Sep 2020
At $5/person entry this is a great deal! We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the self-guided tour of the house. The staff was wonderful and informative. We were loaned a wheelchair for one of our party that walks with a cane. That was a nice touch. Highly recommend!
Written October 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tina R
Mansfield, OH4 contributions
Dec 2019
I have been visiting Kingwood since I was a small child and now I bring my children. It is a beautiful and welcoming place. The plants and flowers are gorgeous. The house is a historic mansion and especially beautiful during Christmas. Definitely a Mansfield must-see location.
Written April 21, 2020
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Thank you so much for sharing!
Written August 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Herb G
80 contributions
Jun 2021
Wow - this house is "nice", but the gardens are the attraction. Most plantings are labeled and they are varied. You could spend days here if you like foliage. Minimal fee to enter, but highly recommended to visit again and again.
Written June 9, 2021
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luvdesserts
Bethlehem, PA75 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful place for a wedding. Gorgeous manicured garden and outdoor space. I did not get a chance to see the entire area as we were there for a wedding. Wedding and cocktail area was outside and wedding was held indoors.
Written May 15, 2022
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