Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

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Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
19255 W. Portage River South Rd.
Elmore, OH 43416
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Phone: 419.862.3182
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41.4684173-83.3047309 Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
19255 W. Portage River South Rd.
Elmore, OH 43416
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Imagine stepping out your back door only to find yourself lost in acres upon acres of brightly colored gardens filled with Bloodgood Japanese Maples, Chinese Fringe Trees, Colorado Blue Spruces, Cucumber Mongolias, 18 different species of pine, more than 50 varieties of lilacs and Bald cypress, and an innumerate variety of other flowers, trees, and shrubs. Well that’s exactly what you will see when you visit the 17 acres of preserved natural beauty at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens!

On land of more than 100 acres, Joseph and Marie Schedel bought this property and a charming Victorian mansion located in Elmore, Ohio (Northwest Ohio near Toledo) in 1929 for the development of an arboretum and gardens. Having traveled to more than 100 countries, this couple filled their mansion with treasures like a Hereke silk prayer rug, antique Persian rugs, teak furniture, Japanese silk embroideries, 1000-year-old bronze, and one of the largest remaining Jade collections in the world.

The Joseph J. & Marie P. Schedel Foundation was established by the Schedels in 1963 to protect and preserve their estate for the enjoyment of present and future generations. To preserve the Schedel’s dreams, their property was left with those who would care for it after their deaths in the 1980s. The main purpose of the Foundation today is to promote and maintain the arboretum and gardens for the enjoyment and education of residents of the region and beyond.

Additionally, the picturesque gardens have become a popular location for weddings, receptions, parties, and other social functions. The Brown Welcome Center was completed in 2008 and houses not only the administrative offices for the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, but also a fine art gallery as well as banquet and meeting facilities for groups up to 100 people. With state-of-the-art audio-video facilities, spacious meeting rooms, and breath-taking vistas, it’s a great place for groups to meet! Contact Events Coordinator Veronica Sheets to schedule your event today! Demand is high and advance reservations are required.

Open April 1st through October 31st

Monday: Closed
Tue-Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursdays 10:00- 4:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$12.00 for adults
$11.00 for seniors
$11.00 for AAA members
$6.00 for children (ages 6-12)
Free for children ages 5 & under

New to the gardens is our "Garden Argosy" Gift Shop. The gift shop is open for guests to wander from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Trees and plants are for sale all season.

Golf cart tours are available. The cost is $18.00 (3 passenger plus our driver) and $25.00 (5 passenger plus our driver). Please call at least a week in advance to reserve your tour.