Garden Gateway artist's rendering

This is an artist's rendering of the Garden Gateway project at Kingwood Center Gardens. 

MANSFIELD -- Kingwood Center Gardens has announced the public grand opening of the Garden Gateway, a new visitor center starting Monday, Oct. 19.

The community is invited to celebrate with daily special events and activities from Monday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 25.

Entrance to Kingwood will return to the Trimble Road gate on Oct. 19 and guests will park in the enlarged and enhanced garden-setting parking lot. In addition to new gardens and terraces, The Garden Gateway offers new amenities for guests that include: The Gateway Café operated by Buehler’s Fresh Foods, the Garden & Gift Shop, King Ballroom and an Exhibit Gallery featuring “The Story of Kingwood.”

The community can enjoy Making Memories Monday, Guided Tours on Tuesday and Thursday, Wellness Wednesday, Fine Arts Friday, and a Fall Artisan Market on Saturday and Sunday. All activities are free with admission. For details and activity sign-up, visit the Kingwood website at

On Sunday, Oct. 18 Kingwood members will kick-off the week with a Members-only Day from 1 to 7 p.m. Kingwood members are admitted free with advanced online registration. Grand opening celebrations are presented by Mechanics Bank and sponsored by Ohio Health, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, I Heart Media, Meijer and Mid-Ohio Photo Booth.

About Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens is an exquisite garden estate on 47 acres in Mansfield 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 and provide vital support for this non-profit organization. In mid-October 2020, Kingwood will celebrate 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.

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