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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Schedule an Educational Guided Tour

Do you have a group interested in coming to tour Chadwick Arboretum together?

Tours of our Learning Gardens, Lane Avenue Gardens or Arboretum North are available year round and given by Chadwick Arboretum volunteers and staff.  Tours are designed to last about 1 hour. 

Donations are gladly welcomed, although our tours are offered free of charge. A $40.00 donation offers the additional benefit of becoming a member (click here) of Chadwick Arboretum.  Please note, there is an hourly fee for parking per vehicle. 

Additional information: 
  • Our typical tour availability is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with prior reservations. Times outside of that will be given every consideration.
  • Tours are offered to groups of 6 people or more.    
  • Tours are typically given rain or shine, (unless lightning poses a risk) but if it is raining we are happy to reschedule.
  • Our tours are designed with adults and undergraduates in mind, but all ages can enjoy our garden tours! Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
  • Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance if at all possible. 
  • The Learning and Lane Ave. Gardens are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if any accommodations are needed for your visit. 

If you would like to schedule a tour, please click here. We will review your request and be in touch as soon as possible.

Trellis Entrance to the Lane Ave. GardenWhere do I meet my tour guide? 

If you tour is of the Lane Avenue Gardens:

Meet at the trellis entrance to our Lane Ave. Gardens, which can be located by following directions and parking at:
Agriculture Administration Building
2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. 

Tours of the Learning Gardens and Green Roof:

Meet at the steps to Howlett Hall, which is a close walking distance from:
Plumb Hall Parking Lot
2027 Coffey Rd, Columbus, OH 43210

Tours of Arboretum North 

**Please Note, parking fees for each vehicle must first be paid at the kiosks in the Agriculture Administration Park Lot (see "Lane Ave. Gardens" above), then, your group can drive to:

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210 

Parking Rates and Additional Info:

To view a map showing the various parking locations around Chadwick Arboretum & Learning gardens, click Chadwick Arboretum Map

Tour or School buses can drop off participants at 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210 at the turnaround in front of Howlett Hall.

Free Parking for school buses is available in the Buckeye Lot. See map here.

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.

Parking Rates

 Time  Fee
 Daily  $2.25 per hour
 Off-Peak Evenings (6:00 p.m. - midnight) and Weekends   Maximum $9.25






This information is subject to change. For complete information, visit the Campusparc website.