Beautifully landscaped with trails, formal gardens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, Glenwood Gardens is a great escape from the daily grind.
This 335-acre park features formal gardens, prairies, forests, and wetlands, as well as a 1.0-mile paved trail and the 1.6-mile Wetland Loop nature trail. (Bikes, skates, and scooters are not permitted on either trail.) The gift shop offers a variety of nature-related merchandise. The Gardenview Room may be reserved for small group events.
The previous owners of the property called it “Cotswold” named for its resemblance to the rolling pasture land in the Cotswolds area of England. One look from the Cotswold Overlook and at the Cotswold Visitor Centre and you will understand why it was named. As the former residence to the property owners, the house now offers park guests a place to stop and shop for unique nature gifts at Nature’s Niche Gifts & Books. It also serves as the main entrance to the children’s garden, Highfield Discovery Garden.
Highfield Discovery Garden, located inside Glenwood Gardens, features 12 acres of fabulous gardens perfect for the young and young at heart to explore. Enter the garden to encounter frogs, fairies, a sleeping dragon, miniature trains, and beautiful plants. During your visit, you can bounce across a bridge, climb a 25-foot tall play tree or join the naturalist for a daily nature program conducted in the garden workshop.
This beautifully landscaped park includes a 1.0-mile paved trail and the 1.6-mile Wetland Loop nature trail (skates, scooters, and bikes prohibited).