Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring at Kingwood Center

Hello Everyone,
I want to share some photos with you that I took yesterday at Kingwood Center, which is a 47-acre public estate/gardens in Mansfield, Ohio. This was my third time visiting. I was there in the fall, and posted about it, which you can find HERE, and then again at Christmastime HERE. Each season is spectacular! Kingwood Center was once a private residence, built in 1926 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kelley King. Mr. and Mrs. King, who never had children, left their estate to a private foundation, and it was opened to the public in 1953. Mr. King made his fortune working with the Ohio Brass Company.









Until next time,
Cindy

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34 comments:

Daisy said...

Beautiful photos, Cindy. This brings back memories for me. I grew up just south of Marion, Ohio, and I can remember going to these gardens a couple of times when I was a kid. I haven't thought about that in a long time. They are still as lovely as ever. :-)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I have never been there and hubs just said he's interested in driving there and seeing it soon.

Before it gets too hot for me, hate the heat.

Thanks Cindy- looks spectacular!!

Hugs!

Au and Target said...

My goodness it looks so French! Lovely.

smalltownme said...

Gorgeous!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The gardens are beautiful Cindy. It is such a pretty place I see why you go back each season.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That place is just BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing the photos!!!

Michele said...

so pretty! xo

craftattack said...

Looks a great place - thanks for sharing! Valerie

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Spectacular! It is lovely seeing gardens planted en masse like that. It does rather put the one tulip in our garden to shame. Yes, I did say one!

Gina said...

Wow! What a beautiful place to visit! Thanks for sharing with us.

Kingwood Center Observer said...

Wonderful Pictures! So Happy to hear you made it out yesterday and got to see the tulips at their peak. And thanks for sharing your pictures. - Amy Beth

Hope Filled Living said...

Such a beautiful place Cindy! I also like the pictures of your kitty cats on the sidebar and am happy to know that they each hold a special job!
Give them a kiss for me today.
xoxo,
Mary

Netty said...

Looks a wonderful place to visit Cindy. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Queenie Believe said...

Wow the tulips are amazing!! You picked the perfect day to go and enjoy the beauty.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Always, Queenie

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Cindy,
What a beautiful place to take photographs. Very pretty. Love to walk through there.
Pat

Custom Comforts said...

I just love Kingwood Center. Haven't been there for more than a few years now, but I have fond memories of my visits there. My aunt used to live just down the street from it and I remember as a child sneaking in a side entrance with my brother and running around smelling and enjoying all the beautiful tulips. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Light and Voices said...

These flowers and trees blooming at this garden are simply lovely.
Joyce M

Linda Pruitt said...

I love tulips! My favorite flower! Thanks for sharing these pictures!!!!
P.S. I found you on Pink Saturday!

LV said...

What a love place. I would truly enjoy strolling thorough the grounds.

Magic Love Crow said...

Simply stunning Cindy! Wow! I can see why you visit! Have a great day!

Judy Bigg said...

So glad you shared these beautiful photos of the estate. The gardens are just wonderful and so are your photos. Thanks for sharing.

chubskulit said...

Love your pink this week. So pretty!

My PINK..., have a great weekend!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Cindy, I have never heard of this estate but I'm so glad you shared with us. We had huge brass center here in Waterbury, CT long ago also--as a matter of fact the city's name is The Brass City, and there were apparently some huge fortunes made. This estate is magnificent. I looked back at your other posts on it too. The "marble" banister was very clever! And I see they do weddings also--can you imagine one on these grounds? It would be wonderful. So glad you shared this with us. I am putting this on the list of places to see when hubby and I take our trip across the country someday in the distant future. Linda

Snap said...

I love visiting gardens and Kingwood Center looks like one to visit. Thank you for taking us there and sharing your wonderful photos.

Linda said...

Amazing gardens. Such a delight to view them. Thanks for sharing.

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful place! I especially enjoyed seeing all of those lovely tulips blooming. :)

Dianne said...

We always visit gardens on our vacations and this one must go on our list of places to see! Just gorgeous photos. Dianne

Fifi Flowers said...

GORGEOUS grounds!!!

Andrea said...

Great it is a beautiful garden, and I am sure it takes a lot to maintain it that way. Thank you for sharing it with us, who wont be able to see it in this lifetime.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

There were so many beautiful tulips in this lovely garden! How delightful and such a pretty place to spend the day. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Light and Voices said...

I have got to remember to plant a whole bunch of tulips together to get that awesome display that this garden has. Lovely post!
Joyce M

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous place to visit!

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Palomasea said...

This is so lovely, Cindy! Those gorgeous tulips..
Thank you so much for sharing...
xoxo,
- Irina

sunny said...

Is this place gorgeous or what? Thank you for a few moments of beauty....LOVE it!

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