Why You Should Visit Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens is a unique, family-owned attraction in Ohio. The park has been open to the public since 1959 and hosts thousands of visitors per year. It features over 20 themed gardens which are filled with fountains, waterfalls, streams, ponds and more than 15,000 plants that are native to Asia.

At the entrance of the attraction, you will find a gift shop and gardens to explore. The entrance fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 3-11). There is also an option for annual pass holders which allows them unlimited entry into Linton’s Gardens. Annual passes can be purchased online or at the entrance gate.

When you pay to enter Linton’s Enchanted Gardens, you are given a map of the gardens. The various themed gardens are scattered throughout the park so it is advisable to look at your map beforehand and plan which ones you want to visit before heading over to them. Some areas in the park include an Oriental Village, Butterfly Garden, Vietnam War Memorial Garden, Japanese Gardens, Lantern Walkway and more.

The Butterfly Garden has over 30 species of native butterflies which are on display during the summer months. The Vietnam War Memorial Garden was built in 1968 to honor Ohio service men who were killed or missing in action during the war and has since been dedicated as a living memorial for all military veterans. The Lantern Walkway is often used for weddings and other celebrations.

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens also hosts the Pumpkins in the Park which takes place on weekends in October where visitors can come to enter their carved pumpkins into a contest, visit the haunted house and enjoy live music while riding on hayrides.

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens is a family-friendly destination. The gardens are spread out over the park which gives visitors plenty of room to explore and take pictures. It also makes it an ideal place for children who have lots of energy to run around. You can even give your kids their own map so they can enjoy the park on their own.


History of Linton’s Enchanted Gardens

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens began when John and Betty Linton decided to take a leap of faith by purchasing the land that would become the gardens. At first, they just planted flowers but after experiencing some financial struggles, they decided to open the land to the public. Visitors would pay 25 cents per family member and was open on weekends. The Linton’s also began selling plants at this time which gave them enough money to put their kids through college.

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens grew over the years. During the 1970s, it had more than 50,000 visitors each year. Today, there are over 20 themed gardens to explore with live music throughout the park during the summer months.

For more information on Linton’s Enchanted Gardens visit their website at http://www.lintonsgardens.com or call 937-653-2784.