It can be Spring *Indoors*

02-16-2018

**Special Wedding Pricing EXTENDED

02-01-2018

Clary's is pleased to be able to EXTEND the special wedding pricing through February 14, 2018 - ❤️ Valentine's Day ❤️

Don't miss your chance to save BIG MONEY on our full Garden Wedding Weekend Package!

Email TODAY to view the Rental Agreement and discuss your special day with our staff!


**Ranked Best Venue in Ohio

01-02-2018

Clary Gardens Ranked Ohio’s Best Garden Wedding Venue

Clary Gardens was recently ranked by a professional wedding blogger against many amazing botanical garden venues around the state. Some more popular botanical gardens included in the “10 Best Wedding Venues in Ohio,” were Franklin Park Conservatory, Ault Park, Kingwood Center Gardens, and Toledo Botanical Gardens. Clary Gardens received top placement for a garden-style wedding on the blog. “We are beyond excited about the ranking and that other people in the field see the beauty in our Coshocton, Ohio location, too,” stated Jandi Adams, director of Clary Gardens. Roots Floral Design is a premier Ohio florist out of Cincinnati, Ohio that has blogs featured throughout the wedding circuit. Check them out on social media and for their website articles and floral design ideas.

The impact of this ranking goes beyond reputation. It means if you type “garden-style weddings in Ohio”, into a search engine, the Clary Gardens website will be one of the top listings. Prospective brides frequently search the internet for pictures and ceremony/reception ideas. Local designer Donovan Rice, of Donovan Charles Interiors, actually found the blog post while researching garden event décor for Clary’s first Fall Donor Gala event in October 2017.

One of the other assets securing the number one ranking for Clary Gardens was the variety and choice of ceremony venues available. Not only is there a beautiful sandstone amphitheater built into the side of a hill, but there is a rose garden gazebo, two historic canal-era homes with an adjoining brick courtyard, a tranquil woodland walk, sandstone outcroppings, and many beautiful greenspaces for photo opportunities onsite. Brides and grooms are encouraged to express themselves and think outside the box with tent and event set-up details. So many amazing weddings have been brought to life at the gardens. Decorations can be anywhere from traditional and chic to simple, rustic and minimal – The beautiful landscapes lend well to any look and style. View recent pictures of Clary Gardens on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and www.ClaryGardens.org.

One thing typically overlooked is that the whole garden weekend event, including rehearsal dinner and tented reception, can take place for an entirely unique experience at an extremely economical price. “We’ve listened to our brides and their families and they do not want to feel ‘nickel and dimed’ on everything from the tables and chairs, to the caterer, to getting into the venue early to set-up, and then coming in when it’s convenient to tear everything down. We offer one all-inclusive low price garden wedding package that includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday clean-up. It’s all 20-acres for your very own dream wedding,” stated Adams. “You’re not going to get a better deal or a more incredible space anywhere else, and the possibilities are endless.”

If you or someone you know is planning to tie-the-knot, please consider Clary Gardens for a unique venue and experience. Call 740-622-6524 – Booking 2018-2019 weddings and events now! To read the full blog post yourself, visit:

http://rootsfloraldesign.com/10-wedding-venues-ohio-garden-weddings/

*Happy New Year to our outstanding garden supporters and donors, from our gardens to yours!

GARDEN YEAR IN REVIEW

12-27-2017

Did you miss the garden article in the Coshocton Tribune? Here it is! ❤️

Clary Gardens: A legacy of horticultural education

Jennifer L. ManfrinPublished 1:36 p.m. ET July 9, 2017 ¦ Updated 3:11 p.m. ET July 9, 2017
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COSHOCTON - Whether strolling through the winding paths through the rose garden and woodlands or taking time from busy schedules to relax in a peaceful outdoor setting, visitors to the Clary Gardens can always find the beauty of nature there regardless of the season.

This was part of the vision of the founders of Clary Gardens to have a place where the community could go to enjoy nature, learn about horticulture and inspire future generations to do the same.

“I think it's wonderful that we have this beautiful area right here in the community. Our goal is to become the hub for learning about nature and horticulture in this part of the area,” said Jandi Adams, executive director.

Clary Gardens and the Clary Garden Foundation was founded in 2001 when Beth Clary purchased the land with plans to develop a botanical garden in honor of her late husband, Lawrence Clary.

The family established Clary Brothers Florist known for their hot house roses, and “led the way in horticulture in the area since 1907,” Adams said.

The area that began with a rose garden in honor of Lawrence Clary has grown over the years to include a children's garden, open-air sandstone amphitheater called The Theater in the Ravine and renovations to the on-site buildings for events and educational purposes.

But long before the Clary family purchased the land, the area had a rich history that laid the foundation for nature preservation initiatives that take place there today.

Hundreds of years ago, the area was inhabited by Native Americans, who were most likely attracted by the 30-plus natural springs on the grounds. It became part of the Land Ordinance Act of 1796 that awarded land to soldiers who served in the American Revolution, and was given to James Calder, founder of Caldersburgh, now Roscoe Village.

In 1824, Calder deeded the property to his son, James Taylor Calder, who built the red house in 1830. It was once known as the Old Roscoe House, said Adams, but is now named the Compton House in honor of previous owners. “It's arguably one of the oldest homes in the area,” Adams added.

The structure got its name from the Compton family that came from Virginia and purchased the land to farm. Several generations of the family called the property home, and John Compton built a home in the 1850s. It still stands today, and is known as the Garden House.

Various others owned the property over the years, until local businessman Bill Freund and his wife Carol purchased it in 1989 and a year later began restoring the homes beginning with the spring house.

“He took a liking to restoring and began the whole process,” Adams said.

Adams said much of the history of the land and homes that now make up Clary Gardens has been documented in written accounts and photographs that are in the organization's archives. Plans are in the works to put the stories and photos in an organized exhibit for visitors to see.

“We really want to be able to tell the story, and share the a living history, not just of Clary Gardens, but we want to go back to the history of the area. I feel that it is such a draw for visitors,” Adams said.

Today, with the help of dedicated members of the community, Clary Gardens continues to grow.

“We want people to come out and experience the gardens,” Adams said. “It is such a community draw, and there is a lot of interest in what's going on here. I think people are excited that it's part of our heritage.”

Coshocton Heritage

Read the full article HERE. Happy Holidays - From Clary Gardens

The Coshocton Tribune highlights people and organizations that have helped shape and preserve the history of the county. If you have a story idea, contact the Tribune at ctnews@coshoctontribune.com.

#NationalTakeAHikeDay

11-18-2017

Friday was National Take a Hike Day and Clary Gardens wants to remind the community that we have over 20 acres of ground that includes a 1/2 mile woodland trail. (Pictures shown below!) Take some photos on your journey and share them on our Facebook Page - we'd love to see your favorite "woodland" spots.

Also, don't forget to check out our Hidden Woodland Geocache -- It's a great one!