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Spend a Day at Kingwood Center Gardens

Spend a Day at Kingwood Center Gardens

Enter through the stunning Garden Gateway visitor center and follow the brick pathways through flourishing gardens, past lovely fountains, ponds, and inviting spaces to pause and refresh.


The former home and historic garden estate of Charles Kelley King, open all year-round, showcases the Garden Gateway visitor center, terraces, gift shop, and greenhouses.  Stroll through vibrant gardens, tour the majestic Kingwood Hall mansion, and dine in the Gateway Café.  Come and explore the 47-acre estate renowned for both historic significance an horticultural excellence.

Kingwood also offers an extensive line-up of activities and educational programming that includes workshops, youth and family programs, and signature special events.

Storybook Trail- Kingwood’s Storybook Trail provides children and families an engaging literacy experience in the gardens. Children will enjoy walking the Woodland Trail in search of the next page of the story displayed on large signboards along the new ADA path. What a wonderful way to enjoy a great book and experience nature while learning! New books are featured seasonally and are available for purchase in the Garden & Gift Shop.

B&O Bike Trail Access- Kingwood Center Gardens now offers access to and from the trail between 10 am and 6:30 pm April through October. Guests can now hop off the trail and spend some time exploring the gardens or grab a nutritious lunch in the Gateway Café before or after they hop on the trail for a ride. B&O Trail users can park their cars at Kingwood for free to start their time on the trail here. If cyclists come to Kingwood off the trail, they will be able to secure their bikes to a bike rack near the Garden Gateway visitor center and are free to shop & dine without paying for garden admission.

Visit for more details and hours.

2023 Admission
$8 per person, 12 and under free.  Kingwood members are free.

Gardens and Grounds 10am-7pm daily
Gateway Cafe and Garden and Gift Shop 10am-6:30pm
Greenhouse 10am-6:30pm
Kingwood Hall 10am-5pm
Winter hours are November-March 10am-5pm, except during Christmas.

November and January
Kingwood Hall is closed to the public in preparation and reset for Christmas at Kingwood.  All other buildings and grounds are open.

Christmas at Kingwood:
Open Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-9pm.  Ticket required.

Daytime hours during Christmas at Kingwood for shopping and dining are 10am-3pm, Tuesday-Sunday.
$8 per person – Children 12 & under and Kingwood members are free with on-line reservation.

Daytime Group Tour Price: Group tours are available upon request in a range of per person pricing that includes admission.  To secure pricing, group tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Golf cart tours also available. Please see our website for details and tour options.  Available daytime hours only, not during evenings of Christmas at Kingwood.

Parking: Over 200 parking spaces are available in the new auto-garden.  Planted bioswales and medians manage stormwater runoff with cutting edge environmentally sustainable methods while  providing a beautiful natural garden setting.  Handicap parking is available near the main entrance.

If you haven’t been to Kingwood recently, you are in for a surprise!   Kingwood’s Garden Gateway visitor center features new terraces, a lovely gift shop, exhibit gallery, and display greenhouses.  Dine in the Garden Gateway Café with indoor and outdoor seating and tour Kingwood  Hall.

Kingwood is the 47-acre former estate of Charles K. King, now open year-round. The grounds are renowned for both their historic significance and the brilliant floral displays. The French Provincial mansion contains many rooms decorated with Mr. King’s original furnishings.

Choose your adventure guided tour of Kingwood with one of these specialty tours- Grounds & Gardens; Fountains & Statues; Kingwood Hall; Townsend  House.  Self-guided tours are available.

Extend your stay at Kingwood Center Gardens with the optional dining. An indoor venue for dining provided as available. Please contact us for more information on the lunch menu, other tour related questions, or to schedule a group tour. 

Carly Hatfield
419-522-0211 x 110

Group tour price: call for price for self-guided and guided group tour.
Payment policy: Credit card or check, must include payment with registration form
Hours: Grounds 10am-7pm daily; Greenhouse 10am-6:30pm daily; Kingwood Hall 10am-5pm daily.  April-October
Reservations required: Yes, bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance to secure pricing
Open for special hours: In December for Christmas at Kingwood
Length of time for tour: 1-1.5 hours
Maximum # of motorcoaches at one time: 2
Motorcoach parking: on grounds
Escort & driver complimentary: Yes, one complimentary ticket per reservation.
Handicap accessible: Wheelchairs and one electric scooter available upon request, elevator available in Kingwood Hall, most pathways are brick or paved and accessible
Number of restrooms available (men/women): Men 4, Women 4
Other: Golf Cart Tours Also Available

Please contact us for tour availability outside of normal business hours

Kingwood Center Gardens is the 47-acre former estate of Charles K. King. The grounds are renowned for both their historic significance and the brilliant floral displays. The French Provincial mansion provides an elegant setting for the gardens and is available for viewing. The Display Greenhouse features rare and distinctive plant selections. The extensive gardens and grounds offer an oasis from the stress and commotion. Programming includes lectures, workshops, family and children’s activities and special events.

Kingwood Center Gardens offers several venues for multi-use events such as meetings, parties, weddings, etc. Kingwood provides all tables and chairs as well as set up and tear down. Please contact us for more information on fees, availability, and to book your event.  You can also add a guided tour to the end of your rental.

Venue Coordinator
419-522-0211 ext. 106

Lodging property: No
Restaurant: Yes. Gateway Cafe
In-house catering: Yes. Contact Amby-
External catering permitted: Yes, in select venues
Wifi Access: Yes
Projector available: Yes, in select venues
A/V Screen: Yes, in select venues
Handicap accessible: Yes

# of meeting rooms: 2 Indoor (outdoor spaces also available)
Total meeting space (sq.ft.): 6,318
Largest meeting space (sq.ft.): 4,000

Name of Room   Sq. Ft.    Width by Length Theatre Seating    Banquet Seating    Classroom    Reception
Carriage House    2318    76 x 30′ 6″    150    140 140    140
 King Ballroom  4000    80 x 50 300 225 225   225
Charles Room and Kelley Rooms (King Ballroom divided) 39 x 43 100 80 80 80

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