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Schedel Gardens and Arboretum

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Address: 19255 W Portage River South Rd, Elmore, OH 43416-9743
Phone Number:
+1 419-862-3182
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Amazing gardens

No matter when you visit there is magic in this garden. The Japanese garden is fabulous from any angle so bring your camera. We just missed the daffodils but the trees were in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sylvania, Ohio
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Sylvania, Ohio
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter when you visit there is magic in this garden. The Japanese garden is fabulous from any angle so bring your camera. We just missed the daffodils but the trees were in bloom and wonderful. Later in the spring come the peonies and they will motivate you to stop at the most exotic nursery to add some to your... More 

Thank LHoffman1978
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Its been way more than a couple of years ago but I remember it as a very nice place to visit during the summer, more for adults than kids. Its easy access right off the Ohio Turn Pike, on the edge of a small town. It was put together several generations ago by a couple who had time and money... More 

Thank James R
Lindsey, Ohio
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Each time you visit the scenery changes with the multitudes of plantings. Very handicapped accessible including a golf cart ride throughout the seasonable gardens. The Brown meeting rooms are designed to handle various sized meetings. Activities during the year are extremely informational and are generally part of the entrance fee.

Thank James H
Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My fiancé and I got our engagement pictures done here, and they are breathtaking. This is such a beautiful place to visit! They also offer cheese and crackers here as well as wine.

Thank cassied2018
Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This arboretum is breathtaking. The variety of trees,annuals, perennials,bonsai,ornamental vegetables and kitchen gardens are amazing. You can walk the grounds at your leisure of just sit and enjoy the views. Allow about 2 hours to enjoy all of the sights. The swans in the lake are a nice addition to the location. A great place for a wedding or outdoor... More 

Thank kazoo987
Genoa, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The gardens are beautiful and it is a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy the view! If you need a place for a small gathering their building is wonderful for showers, family gatherings etc.

Thank Judith S
Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Did the Ghost Walk in Elmore which ended with dinner at Schedel. What a beautiful place. Very pleasant. Amazing gardens to walk around, must see if your in the area.

Thank Raquel B
Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The arboretum and gardens are a trust from the Schedel Family. After their passing the gardens and arboretum became available to the public. Their home is available to the public as are the gardens. The garden is beautiful in all seasons. There are a wide variety of annuals, perennials and trees. Including the Yoshino Cherry Trees which are from cuttings... More 

Thank plantsiren
Lewis Center, Ohio
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Beautiful grounds that are so peaceful. The swans are so tame they are not bothered by you being there. Bring a bottle of cool water with you as on a hot day you may need some water. After wards we went to the Amish Country diner for lunch not far away. Takes about an hour to see. Work it in... More 

Thank LewisCenter1
Toledo, Ohio
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a nice little find not too fa from the city. The area is very well maintained, and the gardens are quite picturesque with areas of water dotted about the acreage. The bonsai garden display was very impressive, and a pleasure to walk through. I was particularly drawn to the upper garden, which boasts over a hundred varieties of... More 

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