Mansion and Civic Center
: 631 Washington Street, Michigan City
- The grounds of this historic mansion feature an elaborate sunken
garden with a sun dial, a tea house, a statue of "The Three Graces" and
: 312 South Downey Avenue,
, IN 46219 (317)357-0318
Carolee's Herb Farm and
This 1873 mansion displays pre-1900 heirloom plants, including thousands
of daffodils hybridized in the
late 18th and 19th centuries, tulips and other bulbs, roses, peonies, irises,
lillies, hostas and ferns.
: 3305 South County Road 100 West, Hartford City
, IN 47348
Christy Woods and Greenhouse
- This commercial nursery features over 700 herbs and flowers in
: (Scroll down.) Ball State University, 200 W.
University Avenue, Muncie
, IN 47306-1022 (765)285-8820 or (765)285-2641.
Dvine Galllery Garden and
- The 17 acre arboretum offers floral gardens, trails, tours (for spring
wildflowers and autumn leaves), a prairie wildlife area and a demonstration
wetland area. The greenhouse exhibits the renowned W.O. Wheeler Collection,
considered one of the world's most diverse collections of rare and exotic orchid
: 310 Harrison Streets, Shipshewana
, IN 46565 (219)768-7092 or
- A commercial nursery with display garden, including a
Propagation Garden, a Lavender Garden, Herbal Plant Collections, an Informal
Herb Garden, a Herb Display Garden, a Harvesting Garden, and last, but not
least, a Faerie Garden.
: 2865 Elizaville Road, Lebanon
, IN 46052 (317)846-1059, (765)482-3061.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
- A commercial nursery specializing in everlastings offering group tours and
: 1100 S. Calhoun Street,
, IN 46802 (219)427-6440 or (219)427-1267.
- Inside this Conservatory with
solar-energy collectors, heat retention curtains and earthen berms, the visitor
will discover three gardens: the Showcase House (seasonal displays), the
Tropical House (with orchids, palms and other exotics and a waterfall), and the
Sonoran Desert House.
: Old Mill Rd. & Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne
, IN 46802
- This 250 acre multi-attraction municipal park features Foster
Gardens including a Bridal Glen and gazebo.
: 2450 South Shelby Street, Indianapolis
, IN 46203
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
- This handsome 7,500 square foot structure houses free-flying
birds and tropical plants. The Conservatory displays an Amazon River Region
Rainforest, a large collection of Bromeliads and other epiphytes planted in a
natural setting, a 15 foot waterfall, bonsai trees, flowering plants and
orchids. Outside is a sunken garden.
: 1205 Pleasant Point,
IN 46784-2526 (219)854-3790.
- The home of author, naturalist and photographer
Gene Stratton-Porter, this site with a cabin on the shores of Sylvan Lake
includes woodland trails and wildflower gardens she created featuring plants
from around the state.
: 801 Elks Road, Richmond
, IN 47374 (765)962-3745.
Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden
- A 355
acre former country estate, now a mature beech/maple forest, the Arboretum
features the Beech/Maple trail The Springhouse Trail, The Fern Garden Trail, The
Habitat Trail, The History Trail, the Research Pond, and a Nature Center.
: 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, IN 47130, (812)282-0524
(eight miles north of Louisville
Hill Memorial Rose
Garden, All America Rose Garden and the Richmond Friendship Garden
- This fascinating commercial nursery offers an eight
acre arboretum and nursery that includes fountains, ponds, an outdoor
garden train, whimsical art and hundreds of rare and unusual plants,
art, woodland garden and native trees, plants and grasses.
Miller Park, US 40 East, Richmond
, IN (765)962-1638.
Hillsdale Exhibition Rose Garden
- Richmond, the "Rose City",
began the lovely All America Rose Selections Garden in 1985. The garden, a
melding of European and Victorian design, will eventually exhibit 2,000 roses
with annuals, perennials, evergreens and ornamental trees. The Park also
features two other rose gardens, the Hill Memorial Garden and a newer Friendship
Garden, resulting from Richmond's friendship with the Zweibruken, Germany. The
Friendship Garden is of German design and features roses that were gifts from
the Europas Rosegarten in Zweibruken.
North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis
, IN 46250-2078 (317)842-3867.
Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis
, IN 46208-3485
- This 20 acre garden with pond and a statue of Persephone is the
site of many campus events.
: Governor's Residence, 4750 North Meridian Street,
, IN 46208.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
- The residence is open for pre-arranged group tours.
Arrangements should be made by mail.
: 1200 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis
International Friendship Gardens
- Oldfields, a 26-acre estate located on the grounds of
the IMA, was laid out in the 1910s and 1920s in a country estate design. Special
areas include the Ravine Garden (featuring a brook feeding three rock-rimmed
pools and tens of thousands of bulbs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, and
flowering trees and shrubs), the Allee with an elegant fountain, the Border
Gardens, the Wood Formal Garden, and the Garden for Everyone (a sensory garden).
2055 East U.S. Highway 12, Michigan City
, IN 46360 (219)878-9885.
Irwin Home and Garden
- These 100
acre gardens, representing gardening styles from around the world, are
: 608 Fifth Street, Columbus
, IN (812)376-3331.
Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Garden
Italian style formal garden with statuary and fountains is divided into nine
sections. Gardens include the Crane Statue Garden, perennial beds, a sunken
Garden with fountain, and an herb garden. The home is privately owned and the
gardens are generously opened to the public on weekends during the growing
: 1854 North 400 East,
"World's Fair" Garden
- The garden is a naturalistic setting with extensive beds of
wildflowers, trails, labeled trees, and bridges.
, IN 46540 (219) 825-1499.
Lakeside Rose Garden
- A century old
nursery, now a public park, has an English Tea House, giant Toadstools, the
Rising Sun Bench and a whimsical windmill, formerly part of its 1934 World's
Fair Garden Exhibit.
: 1400 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne
, IN 46802 (210)427-6000.
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
- One of America's largest rose gardens, this lovely All America Rose Selections
accredited garden displays nearly 2,000 rose bushes showcasing 154 varieties.
: 511 West First Street,
The Lavender Lane
- An impressive Greek Revival mansion showcases gardens
restored to reflect the style of the mid 19th century using historic plants that
were originally used in the gardens of the mansion or surrounding areas.
: 2258 E. Northport Road,
, IN 46784 (260)854-4494
Miller House and Garden
This family-owned lavender farm offers hundreds of fragrant lavender plants in over 20 varieties, as well as walking tours.
Tours begin at The Columbus Area Visitors Center
, 506 Fifth Street,
, IN 47201
and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories and Potawatomi Greenhouse
- An amazing modernist house designed by Eero Saarinen
and others showcases complementary landscaping.
Mishawaka Ave., South Bend
, IN (574)235-9442.
New Harmony State Historic Site
- Exotic plants from around the world, including a
: 410 North Main Street,
- The Harmony Society, a German religious group, settled in
Indiana to await the second coming of Christ. They built the Labyrinth there, a
circular maze of shrubbery with a small stone temple at its center. To the
Harmonists it symbolized the difficult path to "true harmony."
: 600 W. Minnetrista Parkway, Minnetrista Cultural Center,
The Oliver Gardens at
Copshaholm, The Oliver Mansion
- Located along the banks of the White River, this 6 acre
garden was created in the English cottage style by a former owner and her
daughter. Areas of special interest include an English lawn garden, a rock
garden, an herb garden, and a lily pond.
: 808 W. Washington, South Bend
, IN 46601
Purdue University Horticulture Gardens
- A lavish 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne mansion is surrounded by
2.5 acres of landscaped gardens, including a garden tea house, formal Italianate
garden, rose garden, pergola, tennis lawn, and fountain, all restored to look as
they did in 1915.
: 1165 Horticulture Bldg., Marstellar
Street and Agricultural Mall, West Lafayette
, IN 47907-1165, (765) 494-1296.
Rock Gardens at Lazy AA B&B/Guest Ranch
- This half acre gardens showcases a wide diversity of plants, including over 300
cultivars of annual flowers and garden vegetables. Exhibits display nearly 200
species of perennial flowers and foliage plants, including special collections
of peonies, daylilies, hosta, spring-flowering bulbs, and ornamental grasses.
: 10799 West 100S,
, IN 46979, (765)513-0931.
Shiojiri Niwa Japanese
- Ten acres of a rustic, wooded setting with ponds, large
rock boulders, woodland trails, and a spring-fed stream offers shade and
: Merryfield Park Complex, 1000 E. Mishawaka Avenue,
T. C. Steele
- The Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Gardens were designed by the
Japanese landscape architect at Disney World's Epcot Center as a symbol of the
friendship between Mishawaka and its sister city, Shiojiri, Japan.
: Friends Website
Steele Road, Nashville
, IN 47448 (812)988-2785.
Warsaw Biblical Gardens
- The home of a member of the
Hoosier Group of American regional impressionist painters lived in this house
with his wife, who created several acres of gardens around the home.
Corner of Canal Street and SR1 5N, Warsaw
, IN, 46580 (574)267-6218.
gardens, situated on approximately 3/4 acre, currently contains over one-hundred
plants that are named in the Bible that are hardy enough to survive in the
Midwest. Tender plants are wintered in the greenhouse. Separate areas in the
garden include the Forest, Brook, Meadow, Desert, Crop and Herb Gardens, the
Grape Arbor, and the Gathering site.
White River Gardens
West Washington Street, Indianapolis
, IN 46208.
- Newly created 3.3 acres of
beautifully landscaped grounds on a site next to the White River and the
Indianapolis Zoo, the Gardens include the barn-like glass-enclosed Hilbert
Conservatory featuring special exhibits year round, the De Haan Tiergarten
(design gardens, a shade garden, a sun garden with meandering trails and a
stream, a water garden, and a wedding garden), the Polly Horton Hix Design
Garden (themed garden rooms providing examples of unusual design techniques),
the Knot Garden, and an Ornamental Allee.
: 6176 E. Smokey View Road, Mooresville
, IN 46158 (317)831-7980.
28 acre commercial lavender farm grows over 35 varieties and is constantly
experimenting with new ones.