A friend told us about Schnormeier Gardens in central Ohio — privately-owned gardens open to the public for just one weekend a year. This year’s open-house fell on June 4-7, and the weather was great — so off we went.
There are actually nine separate gardens on the 75-acre grounds, along with water features including a lake, stream, and waterfall as well as a woodland creek. It’s a beautiful place, with a distinctive Asian influence to most of the gardens. You can read more about the grounds at this link to the Schnormeier Gardens website, but I’m going to focus on the sculpture, because that’s what I loved most.
“Affirmation of Rejection” by Michael Kenneth Smith, in the Meadow Garden
“Draco Terribilis” by Lou Ferrario, in the Chinese Cup Garden
“Evolving Sphere” by Thomas A. Yano, in the Stream Garden
One of many animal sculptures in the gardens. This one…
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