Ogden Gardens is a 4-acre floral display area that continues to delight visitors and residents alike. It is located at Campbell Street and Harrison Boulevard, about 3/4 mile north of Lincolnway. The gardens feature annuals, perennials, rose gardens, shrub beds, and many varieties of trees.
Ogden Gardens boasts a Japanese Garden, which opened to the public in May 2005. Included in the garden are trails, streams, bridges, ponds, and a tea house, where visitors can enjoy the koi fish swimming in the pond.
In the center of the park is a wood gazebo, which can be reserved in two-hour increments for weddings, photo sessions, baptisms, and even special candlelight dinners. A brick plaza surrounds the gazebo, with brick pathways leading from the gazebo plaza both east and north. The bricks can be engraved with a family name, record a special date, or honor memories of friends and family members.
The Parks Department does not rent tables or chairs. The gardens have no electrical hook-up or restroom facilities. Music is permitted if there is no amplification. Bird seed or bubbles may be used as bird friendly alternatives to rice. The renter must arrange an alternate site, in case of inclement weather. Picnic shelters are nearby at Forest Park for rental for receptions, if desired. View additional gazebo reservation information.