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Fellows Riverside Gardens

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United States of America - Ohio - Youngstown

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Fellows Riverside Gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens is a free public garden located at the northern end of Mill Creek Park. This twelve-acre display garden features a landscape of remarkable beauty with diverse and colorful plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, and flowering bulbs, and scenic vistas. The magnificent D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center makes the Gardens a destination for all seasons. Fellows Riverside Gardens is one of Ohio's finest public gardens and attracts over 400,000 visitors a year.

Main Address:
Fellows Riverside Gardens
Mill Creek MetroParks
123 McKinley Avenue
Youngstown
Ohio 44509 United States of America

Telephone: (330) 740-7116
Fax: (330) 740-7128
URL: www.millcreekmetroparks.org
Primary Email: FellowsRiversideGardens@MillCreekMetroParks.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Keith Kaiser, Horticulture Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ellen Speicher, Assistant Horticulture Director
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1958
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.0996810
    Longitude: -80.6764520
    Annual Rainfall: 965 mm
    Altitude: 281.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Fellows Riverside Gardens
  • Local Address: 123 McKinley Ave Youngstown, OH 44509
  • Locality: City: Youngstown
  • Locality: State: Ohio

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 400000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2462
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1992
  • Special Collections:Rhododendron, Narcissus, Fagus, Rosa
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes