The Fellows Riverside Gardens is a free public garden located in the city of Youngstown. The twelve-acre display garden includes a collection of seasonal bulbs, flowering beds, flowering trees and shrubs, and beautiful walkways; along with scenic views, a delightful garden shop, a gallery, a library, and a seasonal garden café . Throughout the year the Education Center also offers gardening classes to the public.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The Beeghly Gazebo
Loved by garden goers, the Victorian-style Gazebo offers a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the garden. The gazebo can be rented for events. Throughout the weekends you will see many a bride and groom taking their wedding day photos in and around the gazebo. It’s just that magical.
Muransky Perennial Walk
You are going to want to walk slowly to view the extensive collection of perennials, flowering trees and ground cover that can be found along the perennial walk. Benches can be found all along the walkway, making it a perfect spot to bring a book and enjoy the garden.
Shade Garden – Fellows Riverside Gardens | Photo: D. Rock
The variety of hosta, ferns, perennials and shade trees makes for an inviting hiding place on a hot summer day.
Other gardens that can be found at Fellows Riverside Gardens include:
Joanne F. Beeghly Rose Garden – (mid June to October)
English and Minature Rose Garden
Ohio Woodland Garden
Narcissus, Rhododendron and Woody Plant Collection
Watson White Garden
To view a garden map click here.
Shop in the Gardens
Make sure you take time to check out the adorable garden shop located in the Visitor Center. The shop offers a nice selection of items for your home or garden. A great place to find that special gift for a friend.
The gallery showcases local artists and their works of art. The blue “Chihuly” inspired piece, pictured above, was put together by volunteers and contains approximately 750 plastic water bottles that were collected and then colored with permanent markers by hand. Also included in the piece are three 5ft tomato cages connected together. The bottles were wired one at a time to create the remarkable piece of art.
Antonucci Horticulture Library
The horticulture library is filled with gardening and horticultural books, as well as gardening magazines. The perfect spot to do research if your thinking about creating your own backyard oasis or English garden.
Garden Café by Kravitz | Photo: D. Rock
Garden Café by Kravitz
Enjoy the beautiful garden views at the Garden Café. The Café menu options include soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and dessert. On Sundays a brunch menu is available. To view the current menu visit their website.
(Pictured above was the Turkey Italiano Sub, but instead of on a sub bun I opted for it to be grilled. The delightful view is courtesy of a glacier.)
FELLOWS RIVERSIDE GARDENS/DAVIS EDUCATION & VISITOR CENTER
ADDRESS: 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509
Open daily, year-round Sunrise to Sunset
Davis Center Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Observed Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Shop in the Gardens Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Noon – 5 pm
Garden Café by Kravitz
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
PARKING: The gardens has its own parking lot. The parking is free.
Driving miles to Fellows Riverside Gardens:
From Akron – 50 miles
From Canton – 57 miles
From Charleston, WV – 250 miles
From Cincinnati – 280 miles
From Cleveland – 75 miles
From Columbus – 175 miles
From Medina – 68 miles
From Pittsburgh, PA – 70 miles
From Toledo – 170 miles
Inside Mill Creek Metroparks:
Lanterman’s Mill – Built in 1845, the mill is one of Mahoning County’s most historic landmarks. In season, the mill is open to visitors. The park operates the mill and currently grinds corn, wheat and buckwheat which is available for purchase in the gift shop located in the Mill.
Next to the Mill is a covered bridge. The wood construction of the covered bridge makes it the perfect place for photo ops.
Suspension Bridge – Erected in 1895, the bridge measures 86 feet long, and is a park favorite. Many people call it the Cinderella Bridge because of the romantic design.
Arms Family Museum – 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown
Butler Institute of American Art – 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown
OH WOW! Children’s Science Museum – 15 Central Square, Youngstown
War Beecher Planetarium – 84 Lincoln Ave. YSU Campus, Youngstown
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