Arboretum & Botanical Garden Event Spaces
The outdoor gardens are available to rent from mid-April through mid-October. They are available for wedding ceremonies only; receptions and other events must be held indoors.
(Fees are for a three hour block)
Burke Garden- … is an English country style garden with abundantly blooming perennials including iris, lupine, bleeding heart, delphinium, foxglove, and campanula. Surrounding three central flowerbeds and adjoining lawn (which accommodates approximately 75 people seated and 100 standing) are lovely flowerbeds and spring blooming shrubs. Located directly behind the Ranch House. Rental fee is $600 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit.
Honey’s Garden- …is just a short walk down the hill from the Ranch House and across a vine-draped covered bridge. Honey's Garden features primarily yellow and white flowering shrubs and roses. A seasonal waterfall cascades over large boulders and into a series of pools. There is a grassy area in front of the waterfall, and a gravel clearing which can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 people standing. Rental fee is $900 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit.
Plaza Garden- …is a colorful display of perennials and flowering trees adjoining the May Museum courtyard. The Plaza Garden can elegantly extend the available outdoor space of the Museum. The garden can accommodate 100 seated or 150 standing. Rental fee is $600 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit.
Kristen’s Garden- …...is a more intimate garden, featuring a grape and wisteria-bedecked gazebo. Magnolia, iris, lavender, lamb's ear and peony bloom in the spring and a profusion of michaelmas daisy provides vibrant color in the fall. Kristen's Garden is suitable for smaller gatherings of 25 or fewer people. Rental fee is $120 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit
Evans Creek Bridge Garden- …is a secluded, partially covered deck amidst overhanging willows. The Evans creek flows through the wetlands beneath the bridge. This informal shady location can accommodate 25 or fewer people. No electricity is available in this area. Rental fee is $120 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning security deposit.
Columbus Gazebo- . . . is a vine covered gazebo located amidst the Kleiner Oak Grove just above the wetlands. This shady gazebo and bench area can accommodate 25 or fewer people. No electricity is available in this area. Rental fee is $120 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit.