A horticultural resource that enriches lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. Maintains eight landscaped acres open daily to visitors at no charge located 2.5 miles from downtown Cincinnati. The Center provides education and information to individuals, schools, organizations and businesses through its Horticulture Helpline, library, classes, hands-on workshops, tours, special events and outreach programs. Sponsors the Neighborhood Gardens program.
A non-profit organization that offers programs that get participants on the water and engaged in preserving the cultural, ecological, and economic value of our rivers. Offers programs aboard an historic floating classroom called the PA Denny and at schools and venues throughout Greater Cincinnati.
Non-profit organization that works to promote, preserve, research, and memorialize the history and prehistory of the Big Bone Lick Valley, located in Boone County, Kentucky. Provides educational programs for schools, teachers and the public. Site offers articles, reports, videos and related resources. Sponsors an annual Salt Festival with educational activities, programs, and special events to educate the public about the park's archeological and paleontological history.
Located on the 25-acre campus shared by the primary and elementary schools in Loveland, the garden school contains more than 100 garden beds that offer a creative and environmentally interactive approach to teach curriculum standards. Provides educational programs, teaching resources, and volunteer opportunities.
An umbrella organization composed of environmental education organizations and parks to promote environmental education resources available to classroom teachers throughout Greater Cincinnati, facilitate interaction and collaboration among environmental education professionals, and provide outreach and training to classroom teachers. Includes a calendar of events.
Provides educational activities and focused learning experiences for students, as well as leadership and development programs for adults. Site provides information about the different camps, day and evening classes, and living history re-enactments.
A collaboration of organizations and individuals educating the community that time spent in nature is essential for the physical, mental and emotional health of all children. Provides a listing of over 100 parks and preserves with green lawns, play grounds, garden paths and wooded trails that are free and open to the public. Provides a “Find-A-Program” system to assist teachers in finding over 100 local nature programs. Includes resources, news and family nature club kits.
Works to develop community based watershed plans and projects to help restore and protect water and environmental quality in the Little Miami River Watershed. Provides information about watershed action plans, restoration and conservation projects, and the annual Little Miami River Watershed Festival.
Works to protect and restore the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its tributaries for the health and enjoyment of present and future generations. Provides environmental educational programs, conservation programs and events, such as the Great Ohio River Paddle and National River Cleanup.
Non-profit volunteer organization that teams with schools, libraries, and civic organizations to educate and distribute seedlings on Arbor Day. Assists farmers in planting trees and converting marginal farmland and pasture into healthy forests.
The site is a memorial park cemetery that consists of 165 acres divided into twenty-nine gardens. The gardens are most commonly built around symbols of Christian ideals, faith, meditation, peace and civic duty. Includes history and visitor schedule.
Part of the Hamilton County Park District and located within the Glenwood Gardens, the Discovery Garden is a two-acre garden geared toward children 2-8 years old. Includes a frog & toads pond, trolley garden, wizards garden, butterfly garden, and a discovery tree.
Liberty Garden was created in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the attacks on 9/11 by Keep America Beautiful affiliates nationwide. Includes a representation of the seven rays in the Statue of Liberty's crown, carved stones representing the Four Freedoms outlined in Franklin D. Roosevelt's landmark 1941 speech, and thirteen Liberty trees.
See neighborhood gardens, a program by the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati that helps community garden groups start and maintain successful community gardens on vacant lots in Greater Cincinnati’s low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
The new 45-acre park will extend from the east at Great American Ballpark to Paul Brown Stadium—flanking the city’s Roebling Suspension Bridge and will include fountains, walkways, gardens, event lawns, playgrounds, and restaurants.
A 265-acre outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and gardens in Hamilton, Ohio. Featured is a 10,000 square foot "Ancient Sculpture Museum" displaying Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan sculpture thousands of years old. Offers seven lakes, hiking trails, concerts, events for children, and an annual art fair.
A rural garden cemetery consisting of 450 acres of developed grounds and 300 acres of woodland with over 1,200 species and an extensive collection of flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, new species, 21 state champion trees, and 2 national champion trees. Includes information about the Arboretum, Heritage Foundation, current events, and public tours.
Part of the Cincinnati Parks Department, the one-acre nature preserve contains prairie/meadow habitat and 113 acres of forest. Includes 53 species of trees, over 203 species of herbaceous plants, Lick Run Creek, a butterfly and hummingbird garden, and two national recreation trails.
The 1,050-acre property includes one of the largest manmade wetlands in Ohio, large tracts of water, upland forests, a lengthy riparian corridor, and the beginnings of tall grass prairies. Sponsors the BioBlitz program, a 24-hour species inventory of the site.
Located on 300 acres of woodlands, pastures and organic gardens, Grailville is an environmental, education, and retreat center offering spiritual, cultural, and educational opportunities for the public. Includes two outdoors labyrinths, a wetland, gardening education and volunteer days, and arts programs.
A regional greenspace alliance of environmental organizations, concerned citizens, government and civic associations, regional landowners, and developers based in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Tri-State area. Works to promote the protection and restoration of greenspace for social, economic, and environmental vitality for the region. Provides event and resource information.
The Hillside Trust actively works to help achieve a balance between the competing interests of development and conservation of the remaining hillside land by research and education, land conservation, and advocacy of responsible land use. Provides a list of preserved properties, hillside art, newsletter, and meeting information.
A 4 1/2-acre homestead committed to sustainable living and organic/Biodynamic agricultural practices. Provides homeschool and summer camp programs that promote experiential learning through the integration of practical work and artistic experience.
The urban nature preserve provides children and adults with hands-on educational programs that include environmental workshops, scout programs, and summer camps. The 16-acre preserve is open to the public for hiking and nature exploration.
Works to preserve the natural lands and farmlands of Hamilton County with emphasis on lands in western Hamilton County. Provides a list of preserved lands and farms and information about the I-74 scenic Greenway project.
A hands-on educational working farm that provides hands-on experiences for children and families including farm tours, day camps, travelling petting farm, and other special farm activities. Located in Wilder, KY.
A 60-acre farm that produces certified organic vegetables and naturally raised livestock. Offers educational and volunteer opportunities, summer day camp, farm tours, and vegetable, meat & egg, and flower Community Supported Agriculture.
Works to protect and preserve the scenic beauty and natural resources of the Ohio River Valley through direct land protection and promotion of responsible land use. Includes habitat restoration projects, educational information, and events, such as the annual spring Wildflower Festival.
Promotes and encourages group walking for health, friendship and recreation for people of all ages and abilities. Walks are in city parks, county parks, state parks, bike trails and roads around Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio & Southeast Indiana. Includes listing of scheduled walks.
Provides information about the 31 recreation centers, 41 swimming pools, over 2,500 acres of outdoor athletic and playground facilities, tennis attractions, seven premiere golf courses, athletic leagues, seniors’ programs, therapeutic programs, before-and-after school programs, summer day camps, and special public events on the waterfront and citywide, including Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point, Yeatman’s Cove Park, and the Senior Olympics. Also offers programs for individuals with disabilities.