Clary Gardens planning bus trip to Schnormeier Gardens

| May 19, 2016
Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier

Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier

COSHOCTON – Clary Gardens is inviting the public on a visit to one of Central Ohio’s most tranquil private gardens. Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier is a private garden that only opens to the public one weekend per year. Ted and Ann Schnormeier began building the gardens in 1996. Over the years they have grown to include 50 acres of manicured lawns, 10 lakes, a variety of discrete garden areas and several waterfalls.

A focal point of the property is a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. This private residence was completed in1994. Other structures on the property include a Japanese teahouse, garden house, Chinese pavilion and arched bridge. An ever growing collection of unique sculptures are also located on the grounds. The garden has a distinct Asian flavor and features a variety of plantings rich in color and texture. Rare conifers are plentiful here. Large boulders and stone walls add dimension and contrast to the landscape.

Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier

Schnormeier Gardens in Gambier

Clary Gardens is sponsoring a bus trip that will leave Clary Gardens in Coshocton on Friday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m. The cost of the trip is $30 per person which includes transportation and garden admission. After the garden visit, the group will stop for a late lunch at Spearman’s Restaurant in Howard (cost of lunch is not included). Seats are filling quickly, so contact Clary Gardens to reserve your seat for this elite garden experience. Deadline to register and make payment is Monday, May 30.  RSVP by calling 740-622-6524 or e-mail [email protected].

Clary Gardens is located at 588 W. Chestnut St., just past Roscoe Village on State Route 541 West.  For information about Clary Gardens or the Schnormeier Garden Bus Trip on June 3, visit or the Clary Gardens Facebook page for real-time information.

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