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Family Day At Kingwood

November 1st, 2016

Kingwood Center in Mansfield is a real gem, it’s a beautiful garden that’s small enough for a quick trip on a nice day. It’s only an hour away from my parent’s house, so we often take an afternoon to visit the gardens when I’m back in Ohio visiting. It’s also inexpensive, only $5 per car to get in, which makes it doable for my sister and her four kids to join us.
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The weather was perfect that day, sunny and 75 degrees, amazing for the end of October. My mom felt well enough to walk around the gardens with us and we had a nice afternoon enjoying what will probably be the last warm day of the year. It was a beautiful day at a beautiful garden.

Do you have a favorite outing as a family?

Holiday Cheer

November 30th, 2015

Yesterday afternoon, all the ladies loaded up in the car and headed to Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH for their Christmas event. It was a nice event, there were gingerbread houses, outdoor lights, decorated Christmas trees, and of course hot chocolate and cookies!
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Of course the gardens were lovely in their nakedness, the structure of all the trees and shrubs really come through. The tags on the plants are also much easier to see without all the foliage in the way.
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All in all, it’s a wonderful event and quite a bargain at $5. I’d definitely recommend going closer to dark as the indoor activities don’t last long. I don’t mind walking around the garden looking at the plants, but the non-gardeners in our group weren’t as excited about that.

What holiday events do you attend every year?

Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH

June 19th, 2013

Yesterday, we joined up with my sister and her kids and spent the day walking around Kingwood Center in Mansfield, OH. It was a wonderful garden, if you’re ever in Mansfield, I highly recommend taking the time to visit the gardens. Not only is it a beautiful place to spend a day, it’s also a very inexpensive place. It costs only $5 per car as a parking fee. Here are some images from our day.
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There are so many wonderful gardens throughout the country, thankfully I’ve been able to visit many. Now I’ve checked another off my list. I’d love to hear about any gardens you’ve visited that you love so I can add them to my list of places to go.

What’s your favorite garden to visit in your area or when you travel?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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