Jones Memorial Grove
The Jones Memorial Grove, dedicated on Arbor Day in 2001, was given in memory of Ohio State Alumni Robert Stamm Jones (’24) and Louise Burnham Jones (’27). The patio was designed by undergraduate students in Professor Martin Quigley's construction ma ...
3.5 Acre Research Lake
Our Research Lake is just over 3.5 acres. Located in the center of the Arboretum North site, visitors can find an abundance of wildlife taking refuge in and around this habitat. This is a perfect place for a stroll, bird watching, or fishing. It is breath ...
PFC Donald David Mayhew Memorial Grove
The PFC Donald David Mayhew Memorial Grove of native Ohio trees was designed, planted, and maintained by our students. Mayhew, who had a strong passion for trees, was a former Ohio State University student who was taken from family and friends while defen ...
The nation’s largest and most diverse Willow Collection was installed by then PhD student Yulia A. Kuzovkina-Eischen. She began this research project to explore the adaptability of the Salix species to urban stress and their ornamental qualities in the l ...
Ericaceous Plant Collection
Located in the marble planters at the entrance to Howlett Hall, the Ericaceous Collection features plants from the botanical family Ericaceae which thrive in low pH, or acid soils. Examples of ericaceous plants include rhododendrons, azaleas, leucothoes, ...
Green Roof on Howlett Hall
In August 2013, the Green Roof on Howlett Hall was installed in the Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens – the first retrofit green roof at The Ohio State University. This 12,000 square foot green roof is located on Howlett Hall, home to the OSU Depa ...
Colour Columbus 1,000 Native Tree Collection
The Colour Columbus 1,000 Native Tree Collection was installed in segments, over time with the ultimate goal of 1,000 trees. Many trees, mostly native species, were planted by volunteers from The Ohio State University, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning ...
Click on any of the circled letters on this interactive map to go directly to a page dedicated to that garden. Visiting Arboretum North The Arboretum North Gardens is one of the hidden gems of our 30-acre arboretum – indeed of the entire Ohio State Univer ...
Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC)
The OPGC mission is to conserve genetically-diverse herbaceous plant germplasm and associated information, conduct germplasm-related research, and encourage the use of germplasm and associated information for research, crop improvement, and product develo ...
Horticultural Therapy Garden
The mission of the Horticultural Therapy program is to provide a community based experience for adults with developmental disabilities that enhances well being and meets the goals of our participants – increased social skills, self esteem, and horticultur ...