Toledo Botanical Garden

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Toledo Botanical Garden
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Toledo Botanical Garden
Type Botanical garden
Location Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°40′05″N83°40′20″W / 41.6680556°N 83.6722222°W / 41.6680556; -83.6722222
Area60 acres (24 ha) [1]
Created1964 [2]
Operated by Metroparks Toledo
OpenYear-round, 7 a.m. until dark daily [3]

Toledo Botanical Garden (formerly the Crosby Gardens and George P. Crosby Park) is a botanical garden in Toledo, Ohio, owned and managed by Metroparks Toledo. [1]


Originally comprising 20 acres (8.1 ha) donated by George P. Crosby to the City of Toledo, the garden now encompasses 60 acres (24 ha). [4] [1] Notable events include the Crosby Festival of the Arts, held in late June; and Heralding the Holidays, a seasonal celebration showcasing the numerous resident artistic guilds.


Metroparks Toledo began assisting operations in 2006 after the city ceased its funding of the garden. [5] Transfer of the park to Metroparks Toledo was formally transferred in 2019. [6]

Notable gardens

Blair Lithophane Museum

In 2002 a collection of 2,300 Lithophanes that had been donated to the city of Toledo were used to establish a museum at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. [7] The museum closed at the end of October 2019. [8] The city agreed to relocate the museum by September 2020. [9] As of January 2020, the museum had not confirmed future plans, beyond attempting to keep the collection in the city of Toledo. [10]

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