The Dawes Arboretum is all about trees, and is home to over 1,800 acres of trees, bushes, gardens, and more. Drive the nearly 4.5-mile auto tour, then stop at a pull-off area when something strikes your fancy.
Gahanna is the “Herb Capital” of Ohio, so it’s only fitting that there’s a sizable herb garden in front of city hall.
It offers brick paths, with an overhead trellis entwined in what seem to be pea vines, and lots of different garden spaces featuring a wide variety of herbs, from culinary to medicinal. A garden shed and brightly-colored benches make playful backdrops for taking portraits, and depending on the time of year, you may find fruits and vegetables ripening as well. While the garden is not that large, it feels a lot bigger due to the variety of areas and plants it has to offer.
Columbus Art Walks are self-guided walking tours of several districts throughout Columbus. Each district has a map to direct you along the route. When you reach a point of interest, listen to a recorded message that tell you about it. You can either download the audio ahead of time, or call (614) 645-2646 and enter the number for your location. The majority of the routes are accessible and flat.