A once a year opportunity to tour 75 acres of exquisite gardens nestled in the rolling hills of Central Ohio. Schnormeier Gardens has a distinct Asian flavor featuring a variety of plantings rich in color and texture accented by larger boulders, stone walls, waterfalls, unique sculptures and structures.
Ted and Ann Schnormeier of Gambier, Ohio will open their spectacular private gardens to the public from Wednesday, June 5 through Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Reservations are not required, however, advance notice of groups arriving by bus would be appreciated. Donations are welcome and will go to the tax free Schnormeier Gardens FoundationEndowment to help insure the existence of the gardens for future generations to enjoy. The Gardens are rarely open to the public, and this Open House represents the only opportunity this year to visit and enjoy this remarkable site.
Schnormeier Gardens, located in the gentle rolling hills of Gambier, Ohio, began in 1996. Over the years they have grown to include fifty acres of manicured lawns, ten lakes, a variety of discrete garden areas and several waterfalls.
The focal point of the property is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. This private residence was completed in 1994. The interior of the home is not part of the public tour. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion and arched bridge. Ever-growing collections of unique sculptures are also located on the grounds.