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We are excited for the long-awaited Grand Opening of the Garden Gateway! With this opening, Kingwood guests now will be able to enjoy:

  • A completely new "welcome" experience beginning in an enlarged and enhanced parking area highlighted by unique plantings and environmentally-friendly bioswale technology
  • The Garden Gateway visitor center featuring:
    • The Gateway Café (operated by Buehler's Fresh Foods) with indoor and outdoor dining areas
    • The new Garden & Gift Shops that will transform your shopping experience
    • The stunning King Ballroom which offers an incredible setting for any type of event
    • Spacious terrace garden areas including the new home of the beloved Draffan Fountain Garden Terrace
    • An Exhibit Gallery displaying "The Story of Kingwood"
  • A new boardwalk that will lead you into the newly-designed Perennial Gardens and Perennial Pavilion
  • And so much more!

Want to learn more about the Garden Gateway project? Click here!

Grand Opening Private Event Schedule:

  • Friday, October 16 - Donors Celebration Gala (Invitation only)
  • Saturday, October 17 - Volunteer, Staff and Construction Crew Receptions (Invitation Only)
  • Sunday, October 18 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Invitation Only)
  • Sunday, October 18 - Kingwood Members Only Day (Pre-registration required - click here to register now!)

Public Grand Opening Week:

Experience something new every day of Grand Opening Week! The Gateway Café and Garden & Gift Shop will have specials all week for you to enjoy! 

  • Monday, October 19 - Making Memories Monday
    • Create lasting memories with fun photo ops throughout the Gardens
    • Take home a commemorative photo thanks to Mid Ohio Photo Booth
  • Tuesday, October 20 - Tours on Tuesday
    • Enjoy complimentary guided tours by Kingwood Staff and Volunteers
  • Wednesday, October 21 - Wellness Wednesday with OhioHealth
    • Join us with partner, OhioHealth, to enjoy healthy activities for the whole family
    • Activity registration coming soon!
  • Thursday, October 22 - Tours on Thursday
    • Enjoy complimentary guided tours by Kingwood Staff and Volunteers
  • Friday, October 23 - Fine Arts Friday
    • Local artists will display their art and create beautiful pieces around Kingwood 
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25 - Fall Artisan Market
    • Shop local artisan goods, treats, and more! Ferris, the Food Truck by Buehler’s, will be on site serving up fall favorites

The Garden Gateway Grand Opening is sponsored by: