|Thursday, Apr 17, 2014|
Parks and Recreation
Grove City, OH 43123
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Garden of Tomorrow
Herbs in the Garden of Tomorrow are planted, not for the use of their plant products, but for the functions they perform in creating a landscape. They are used for their visual and other sensory effects, to create the landscape of the future. They serve as focal points, as ground covers, and in many other ways landscape plants are used. Many are grown in containers.
Forms and materials contrast with the Garden of Today. New brick pavers carry out the red color scheme of the other gardens in a contemporary form. Decks, trellises, and planter boxes made of recycled lumber use the rectangular and triangular shapes of many contemporary landscapes.
The garden deck is named The Utzinger Outdoor Classroom in memory of Dr. James D. Utzinger, Ohio State University professor and chairman of the steering committee that conceived the Gardens at Gantz Farm. It was his hope that the gardens be not only a beautiful place to visit, but an educational resource for all visitors.