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Lendonwood Gardens, Grove

4.2
#64 of 118 in Parks in Oklahoma
Lendonwood Gardens are non-profit botanical gardens in Grove, Oklahoma.

The 3-acre (1.2 ha) gardens were founded in 1995 by Dr. Leonard Miller, a retired dentist, and consist of a blend of American and Japanese gardening techniques. Major plantings took about 18 months to complete. In 1997 the Gardens became a non-profit organization and are now part of the Oklahoma Botanical Garden system. To be designated a botanical garden, a site must contain labeled plants, be open to the public, and contain at least 225 species.

Grassy pathways meander through more than 1,400 different types of plants, including one of the largest collections of Chamaecyparis (false cypress) in the United States, the largest collection of rhododendrons in the Southwest, 500 varieties of daylilies, 25 varieties of dogwoods, more than 50 bonsai, 75 varieties of Japanese maples, and 70 varieties of hostas, as well as a 150-foot (46 m) stream consisting of nine pools of water, and a koi pond. Plants in the American Backyard Xeriscape Garden thrive without additional watering and include annuals such as zinnias and marigolds.
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Lendonwood Gardens Reviews

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  • My wife and I found this beautiful garden by accident. At the hotel I found a magazine with the Lendonwood Gardens info and address. It wasn't too far from our hotel so we went to have a look. It's a....  more »
  • The garden looked in very sad shape. Don’t know it it was just the season but it didn’t look very well maintained or kept up. The kids did enjoy feeding the koi in the ponds. Looks like it could be...  more »
  • A peaceful place full of tranquility. A wonderful gem in this little lakeside town. Definitely worth finding if you’re traveling close by!  more »
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  • Quiet and peaceful gardens to stroll through; could spend a few hours checking out all the different trees, bushes, and flowers. The Japanese garden with the pond and flowing stream leading to it was impressive. For those posting it's not a perfectly manicured botanical garden like you'd see in a large city, no it's not; it's a local garden with its own charm. I didn't mind paying $5 for the experience to discover so many different trees and plants that do well in Oklahoma's climate. It gave us some ideas for our garden back home.
  • Beautiful place to visit if you're in the area really nice setup and lots of improvements since the last time I was here
  • The garden was great for the most part. It could have been cared for a little better. It really needed to be racked up and so of the trees needed to be trimmed.
  • Unfortunately after paying 10 bucks for tranquility was hoping the leaves would be raked and the upkeep would be better. I hope everyone pays so they can get this place cleaned up and enjoyable. Maybe better in the summer but was hoping since it’s spring it would be pretty. Did capture a few of what we thought were the best.
  • Admission is $5 per adult, cash. Gorgeous garden. I have been here 3 times, spring, summer, and fall. I like the spring visit the best but the fall visit has a special place in my heart; the falling leaves are pretty. Popular for weddings.

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