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Schnormeier Gardens
8701 Laymon Road
Gambier, Ohio 43022

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 740-427-2612


Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in JUNE
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FREE Admission: There are no parking or admission charges.


Garden Etiquette

Dinning Near the Gardens

Ted's Deer Control Program

Canadian Goose Control Program

Garden Affiliations

Important Note About Accessibility in the Gardens

Garden Visitor Comments

Rental Properties in Schnormeier Gardens


Book & DVD Available

A spiritual journey of discovery in a created natural environment known as Schnormeier Gardens

Enjoy a virtual tour of Schnormeier Gardens with our 54 minute DVD featuring 325 exquisite images and a wonderful Asian soundtrack.

You may purchase a copy of the book and/or the DVD at the Welcome Center or order directly from Schnormeier Gardens.  The price of the book is $35.00 + $5.00 if you wish to have it shipped.  The DVD is $10.00 and there is no S & H charge if it is included with the book.  If ordering by itself, there is a $5.00 S & H charge. 

Please send a check to Schnormeier Gardens, 8701 Laymon Road, Gambier, OH 43022 and be sure to include your shipping address. 




Schnormeier Gardens was selected among top ten favorite Gardens in the world! Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine May 2008 issue asked garden experts to recommend their favorite garden from anywhere in the world. That list is as follows:


"The last thing you'd expect in the middle of the Midwest is a Japanese teahouse," says designer Tracy DiSabato-Aust, author of The Well-Designed Mixed Garden. "The garden, owned by entrepreneur Ted Schnormeier and his wife, Ann, offers among many things--except a sense of place." Indeed, the 75-acre garden in central Ohio is a monument to the unexpected. Along with a Chinese pavilion, there's a Japanese zigzag bridge over a pond with Australian black swans. The Schnormeiers also added a waterfall, ten lakes, and dozens of sculptures. The garden is privately owned, and it's open one week a year.

York Gate Garden, Leeds, England
Elk Rock Garden of Bishop's Close, Portland, Oregon
Queen Califia's Magical Circle, Escondido, California
Chanticleer, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Yell Dell Gardens, Crestwood, Kentucky
Noerenberg Gardens, Orono, Minnesota
Mount Stewart, Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Celia Thaxter's Garden, Appledore Island, Maine
Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, New Zealand


Contact Information

Schnormeier Gardens
8701 Laymon Road
Gambier, Ohio 43022

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 740-427-2612


Schnormeier Gardens are located southeast of Mount Vernon, Ohio, near the village of Gambier. From Mount Vernon, follow State Route 229 east for approximately 5 miles. Turn right onto Laymon Road. Follow Laymon Road for about 1-1/2 miles until you see the gardens on your right.