Mission Oaks Gardens
425 Hunter Ave. Zanesville
We had our pictures taken here a few times. It’s a hidden gem in Zanesville. There is a small fairy area with a mailbox and fairy house. The small hiking area around the gardens are magical with the varieties of trees and flowers. There is also a children’s garden and a pond with hug bullfrogs.
From their website-
The garden’s history began in the late 1980’s with the purchase of the property by Bert and Susan Hendley. They lovingly restored the mission style home which sits at the top of the property and then began the development of the gardens in an abandoned ravine located below the home. It has a unique micro-climate that makes it suitable for the survival of both native and non-native plants to this part of Ohio.
Formerly, Mission Oaks Gardens were visited by invitation or appointment only, but are now open to the public daily. Staff and Mission Oaks volunteer members help maintain and host these unique gardens where visitors are invited to ask questions as they meander through. Larger groups are encouraged to schedule guided tours to obtain a deeper insight into one of Zanesville’s best kept secrets.