Woodland Garden

Take a leisurely half-mile long walk through a ravine and along a shady woodland stream. Among the natural rock ledges and indigenous vegetation you’ll find stone benches and whimsical sculptures. Also, you may well meet some of the many resident wildlife inhabitants such as whitetail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, chipmunks and many birds. The woodland area is defined from the Meadow Garden by the dry laid stonewall built in 2003 by David Kridler, an expert stone artist. 

The path terminates at the northwest corner of the Serenity Garden in the Conifer Forest. One may start or finish at either end. The easiest walk will be starting from the Conifer Forest and ending in the Meadow Garden. This direction prevents walking up a fairly long and steep hill.

Plans are currently underway for several Asian style structures to be constructed in the near future. There will be an entrance gate structure at both ends of the path. Also, a bridge and a Japanese resting house are contemplated. The old brick spring house has received an Asian style curved roof and will continue to add interest into the future from it previous incarnation as a source of water for the residence on the property. More whimsical sculpture and plantings will be forthcoming as well. 

Please enjoy your visit to the Gardens and the grand vistas and intimate niches. We hope you will find peace and tranquility here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese style entrance gate to Woodland Garden

 

 

 

 

 

A large Beech tree say 'I've got my eye on you!'

 

 

 

 

 

This is the remains of a Chestnut tress that was wiped out in the 1920's blight. In 2008 it fell to the forest floor.

 

 

 

 

 

Beware the pack of wolves!

 

 

 

 

 

An American Indian, an extinct species of the Ohio woodlands

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, even cougars used to roam these woodland!

 

 

 

 

 

Early Spring -- Trillium in bloom

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia Bluebells -- Aren't they wonderful?

 

 

 

 

 

More spring flowers

 

 

 

 

 

Even more spring flowers

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Resting House

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboo framed window in Japanese Resting  House

 

 

 

 

 

Lets take a stroll through the woods -- all you have to do is follow the path

 

 

 

 

 

One of the five small dams in ravine

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Spring House

 

 

 

 

 

View of Long Bridge after a refreshing rain

 

 

 

 

 

Long Bridge again from different perspective

 

 

 

 

 

Long bridge is 65 feet long and was completed in 2009

 

 

 

 

 

How refreshing the woods are after a delightful shower

 

 

 

 

 

VERY colorful maple leaves in October

 

 

 

 

 

After Fall comes Winter -- one of the four bridges in the Woodland Garden