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.
Started in 2006 with just a few empty containers in front of businesses, the Garden Society has expanded the project with the help of donors seeking to support Downtown Beautification. As of 2017 the garden society now plants and maintains over 150 containers with summer and winter interest. It is accomplished with fund raising sponsorships in early winter by business and private citizens. To become a sponsor for 2018 see our website for details.
Each year the Society chooses to do a beautification project. Among those have been Alfred Carr Center, Convention Bureau of Zanesville, and most recently Secrest Auditorium.
Zanesville’s charming bridge stands among just a few bridges in the world that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
Gale Garden is situated in McIntyre Historic District and in 2006 the Garden Society took on the garden renovation. Now owned by the Muskingum Valley Park District, the gardens are still maintained by the Garden Society and Master Gardeners. It is a beautiful and serene shade garden to be visited on warm summer days.
The “SPRING FEVER” Home Gardening Symposium is our flagship event that drives all of our fundraising & beautification efforts in the Zanesville & Muskingum County community. This exciting annual event is held on the 1st Saturday in March @ the OUZ / ZSC Campus Center. Featuring unique opportunities to hear nationwide speakers mixed with important local presentations covering a wide range of important topics. Garden enthusiast are able to ask questions & interact with Green Industry Professionals regardless of the persons individual gardening expertise. Every year upwards of 300 Attendees enjoy a full day of gardening education, a catered breakfast & lunch, as well as, opportunity to browse the many vendor displays…there really is something for every skill level available @ this fun filled day of gardening fellowship!