Kingwood Storybook Trail

Kingwood's new Storybook Trail features pages of a children's book in sequential order so families can read as they walk through the woods.

MANSFIELD — The Storybook Trail at Kingwood Center Gardens will feature a new book for the winter season beginning Jan. 4, 2021. 

Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story is by authors Sean Taylor and Alex Morss and illustrated by Cinyee Chiu. This award-winning story follows a child and his grandma through a winter landscape exploring how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. You will spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits.

The Storybook Trail is open during Kingwood’s winter hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located along the Nature Trail that begins at the Peacock Playhouse. Jan. 4 is also Free First Monday at Kingwood. Admission is free for everyone on the first Monday of every month. A new Scavenger Hunt for the kids will also debut on Jan. 4. 

Winter Sleep will be on sale in the Kingwood Garden & Gift Shop inside the new Garden Gateway visitor center. The Garden & Gift Shop and the Gateway Café will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

The Storybook Trail is a partnership with the Mansfield Richland County Public Library and funded by the Keyser Library Fund and the George and Barbara Keyser Donor Advised Fund of Richland County Foundation.

About Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens is an exquisite garden estate on 47 acres in Mansfield, OH that once was the home of the innovative industrialist, Charles Kelley King. Kingwood is renowned for its distinctive floral displays, unique plant specimens, woodland trails, historic mansion and gardens, display greenhouse, duck pond, and peacocks. Signature events like Wine Walk, the Great Pumpkin Glow and Christmas at Kingwood delight thousands of guests annually while providing vital support for this non-profit organization.

In mid-October 2020, Kingwood celebrated the opening of the Garden Gateway, a new visitor center with a café, garden and gift shop, ballroom, exhibit gallery, and guest amenities. The Garden Gateway Project also includes the Grand Perennial Garden with Perennial Pavilion, the new Draffan Fountain Terrace, and a Nature Pond.

General admission: 13 years and up - $5; Children 12 years and under and Kingwood members are free.

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