Mission Oaks Gardens
Zanesville, Ohio’s Mission Oaks Gardens is a stunning urban garden. The garden’s history started in the late 1980s when Bert and Susan Hendley bought the land. They started by lovingly renovating the mission-style house at the top of the property before starting to build the gardens in a deserted ravine down below the house. Because of the ravine’s distinctive microclimate, both native and non-native plants to this region of Ohio were able to survive there.
These gardens are maintained year round by volunteers and employees. New plantings are added each season. The gardens are open to the public with guided tours given by volunteers. Mission Oaks Gardens is maintained by Muskingum Valley Park District, to learn more about the Park District click here.