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Visitor Information

We invite you to discover the beauty and tranquility of Inniswood Metro Gardens, and ask your help in protecting and preserving all parts of this regional living treasure. For its protection and the enjoyment of others, please adhere to the following botanical garden protocol.

*The Formal Gardens are all areas within the wood entry structure and fence line beyond (north of) the parking lot.

  • Activities such as bicycling, jogging, roller blading and similar pursuits are permitted OUTSIDE of the formal garden areas* only.
  • Bike racks are provided in the parking lot for securing bikes during your garden visit.
  • Pets shall be permitted OUTSIDE of the formal gardens*.. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
  • Food and picnics ARE NOT permitted in the formal gardens* . 6 picnic tables are located on the south side of the parking lot OUTSIDE of the gardens. This area is not available for the exclusive use of any group or persons.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted at Inniswood or in any of the Metro Parks
  • Weddings and similar ceremonies are permitted consistent with policies and procedures approved by the Executive Director (click 2017 Wedding Policy, inquire at the Innis House or ask a park ranger for current wedding policy). ALL WEDDINGS AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ARE RESTRICTED TO THE ROSE GARDEN.
  • Visitors shall remain on pathways and trails or upon mowed turf areas within the formal garden areas of Inniswood. (Please do not enter garden planting beds, climb trees and structures or wade in fountains, waterfalls, ponds and streams)
  • Please do not pick flowers, collect seeds or take cuttings of any plants.
  • The Innis House serves as a location for staff offices, educational programs and a non-lending horticultural library. The main room features artwork of local artists.



Inniswood Metro Gardens is located at 940 S. Hempstead Road in Westerville, Ohio. From I-270, take exit 29, the State Route 3/Westerville exit.  Drive south on State Route 3 to Dempsey Road and turn left. Continue on Dempsey to Hempstead Road (second traffic light) and turn left.  Continue on Hempstead approximately one-quarter mile - stay on Hempstead Road as it turns right just past the Blendon Township Community Complex. The entrance is approximately one-tenth mile on the right-hand side.


Inniswood Metro Gardens is FREE and open daily throughout the year from 7 a.m. to dark.The Innis House, former residence of Grace and Mary Innis, is open Tuesday through Friday 8am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm and is closed Monday and holidays. The Innis House serves as a location for staff offices, educational programs and volunteer headquarters. Public areas in the Innis house are the main room and a non lending horticulture and natural history library. The main room features artwork of local artists and is open to the public during Innis House hours when programs are not being held. For information about programs at Inniswood, click on "Calendar of Events" then on "Program Schedule" or call (614) 895-6216. 


Inniswood Metro Gardens
940 S. Hempstead Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Telephone No. (614) 895-6216
Facsimile No. (614) 895-6352



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