Guided Tours of the gardens are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, with prior reservations. Please schedule at least 4 weeks in advance so that we may prepare better for your tour. Tours of our Learning Gardens and Lane Avenue Gardens are available from June 1 through October 1 while Green Roof tours are available all year. If you would like to schedule a tour, click here.
Pre-arranged tours meet in front of Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Tours are given rain or shine, unless storm conditions (lightning) pose a safety hazard. Typically our tours last 60 minutes. Our tours are designed with adults and undergraduates in mind. We encourage you to bring children into our gardens to view and explore the plants and wildlife. However, due to our limited staff, we are unable to provide tours specifically designed for children.
Guided Tour Rates
Payment for the tour can be made at the time of the tour. Cash or check accepted. Please make checks payable to: The Ohio State University
|20 or less||$25|
|21 - 44||$50|
Tour buses can drop off participants at 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210 at the turnaround in front of Howlett Hall. Parking for the tour buses is available in the parking lot at 2121 Fyffe Road – between Woody Hayes Drive and Lane Avenue, just west of Fyffe Road.
Pay-n-Display or Pay-by-Plate parking pay machines are available for visitors. Machines are located in the parking lots of Agriculture Administration Building, Plumb Hall, and Parker Food Science Building as well as throughout campus. To pay for parking, access the nearest Pay-by-Plate machine (clearly marked by directional signs). Enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired, as indicated by printed instructions on the Pay-by-Plate machine. Since verification of payment is done via license plate, it is imperative to enter your license plate information correctly. Please verify all information before finalizing your transaction. Machines do not provide change or refunds.
Parkmobile is a visitor payment option that uses pay-by-phone and smartphone applications. You can create a Parkmobile account online at parkmobile.com, via the Parkmobile app, or via their automated phone system at 877-727-5009. After entering the required information and setting up your account, you can begin "parking sessions" by accessing your account (via one of the three methods available) and confirming your license plate number, parking zone number, and intended duration of stay. Parking sessions can be terminated early or extended via the same method used to start the parking session.
|Daily||$1.75 per hour|
|Evenings Monday-Friday 6:00 p.m. – Midnight||$1.75 per hour; Maximum $6.75|
|Weekend All Day Saturday and Sunday||$1.75 per hour; Maximum $6.75 per day|
For complete information, visit the Campusparc website.
With prior approval, parking passes can be purchased from Chadwick Arboretum for $7.00 each.