ONAPA MEMBER TOUR OF OHIO'S HERITAGE GARDEN AT THE GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE
LEAD BY FORMER OHIO FIRST LADY HOPE TAFT AND ONAPA PRESIDENT GUY DENNY
May 31, 2016
About the Heritage Garden . . . The idea of the Heritage Garden was first conceived in 2000 as a way to showcase Ohio's natural history and environment to the thousands of yearly visitors to the Governor’s Residence. Then First Lady Hope Taft secured the donated services of a landscape architect and garden designer who developed a master plan that not only highlights the five physiographic regions of the state but also enhances the Jacobean revival architecture of the home and highlights Ohio botanists and hybridizers. The AIA award-winning design of the garden now creates areas in the yard that in true Tudor fashion look more like natural habitats the greater their distance from the residence. With the help of master gardeners, arboreta, nurseries, universities, state departments, garden clubs and many friends, implementation began in the spring of 2001. Learn more . . .