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Grow With Your Neighbors (GWYN), a community gardening program, has helped community groups develop over 22 neighborhood gardens in Dayton. Learn More


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From walks to workshops to full-day seminars, Wegerzyn's horticulture and environmental education programs provide learning opportunities to fit a variety of interests, schedules and skill levels. View More >>

 
  Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue , Dayton, Ohio 45414
(937) 277-6545
 
   
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Spring Update
Nature, gardens and lawns spring back to life. Stroll through our exquisite formal gardens and find peace among the hellebores, early bulbs like daffodil and tulips, flowering crab apples, lilacs, dogwoods, and tree peonies. Look for native woodland wildflowers blooming along the Marie Aull Nature Trail, which runs approximately one mile through the Swamp Forest and natural area beyond the gardens. Our pleasant walking trails and benches make Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark a perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of springtime. Ride your bike to the park using the Stillwater River Bikeway.

 
    • Stroll through formal gardens and the delightful Children's Discovery Garden. Every season has something special to offer. Home gardeners will find a wealth of design ideas, wonderful plants, and cultivation techniques suitable for the Miami Valley. Also walk the Marie Aull Nature Trail and Swamp Forest Boardwalk and discover the scenic Stillwater River corridor.


    • The Wegerzyn Horticultural Center was founded in 1973 as the result of a generous gift by Mr. Benjamin Wegerzyn and the dedicated work of area garden clubs. The Wegerzyn Center and Wegerzyn Gardens are now a part of Five Rivers MetroParks and are dedicated to providing the people of the Miami Valley with learning experiences in gardening, horticulture, the environment, and urban land stewardship of the River Corridor.


      • Parking lot has curb cuts and ramps to the sidewalks
      • All pathways in the Formal Gardens and the Children's Discovery Gardens are handicapped accessible
      • There is an elevator as well as a handicapped ramp for the Wegerzyn Center
      • Restrooms inside and outside are ADA accessible
    • Directions
      Take I-75 to Wagner Ford Rd./Siebenthaler Ave. Exit and turn right on to N. Dixie Dr. and then left on Siebenthaler Ave. Pass Ridge Ave. and turn right on the park's drive at the bottom of the hill before the bridge. The Wegerzyn Center is located in the center of the Cultural Arts Complex; gardens are to the right of the parking lot.

      City of Dayton Bike Route Map
      Bike/Walk Dayton! Get around town easily with this downloadable Bike Route Map.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Route 16
      Take route 16 northbound on Main through downtown will travel to Riverside and Siebenthaler. Continue on foot across the bridge one block to the park.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program


    • In addition to the developed horticultural facilities Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark contains an outstanding example of a swamp forest, mature woodlands along the Stillwater River, the rich aquatic life of the Stillwater River, a meadow, and two planted prairies. The Marie Aull Nature Trail is adorned by a stunning variety of trees and wildflowers, and provides many opportunities for spotting native birds and wildlife.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 39.798605
Longitude: -84.205017

Park Hours:
Park Grounds

  • April 1 - October 31, 8 am – 10 pm
  • November 1 - March 31, 8 am – 8 pm
  • Closed Christmas and New Year's Day
Children's Discovery Garden Hours:
  • Spring and Fall (April/May / Sept/Oct): 
    10:00am-6:00pm
  • Summer (June/July/August):
    10:00am – 8:00pm, water play area open
  • Winter (March/Nov/Dec):
    10:00am-4:00pm
  • Closed  Jan and Feb
Wegerzyn Center Hours:
  • 8 am – 5 pm, weekdays
  • Closed on major holidays
Parking:
Free parking is available: See map

School Group Tours:
Schools and other youth and adult groups may schedule guided tours of the gardens. Call (937) 277-6545.
View a list of Field Trips

Pet Policy:
Dogs are allowed on leash only. Leashes may be no longer than eight feet. Dogs are not permitted in the gardens.

Park Features/Amenities
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark is a formal garden park that also features a Children's Discovery Garden, recreation trails, wooded walking paths, and a swamp forest. Other amenities include:
 
 
 
 
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