Support and Shop

The shop specializes in hard-to-find garden tools, accessories, ornaments, houseplants and gifts. It raises money for the foundation while promoting greater awareness of Wegerzyn Gardens.

Our foundation is an all-volunteer-led organization. We welcome new people and new ideas. Click here for information on volunteering with us. There may be a perfect place for you on our Board of Trustees, councils, or special committees.

You can reach us through the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

office at 937-277-6545

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This year's garden party will take place on Wegerzyn's Garden Green on Thursday evening, September 10th.  Please join us!  It's always a fun event!

JOIN US FOR ANY OR ALL OF THESE EXCITING ADVENTURES!  All tours begin and end at Wegerzyn. Each has a minimum and maximum enrollment, so sign up soon!

Nearly 200 planters on the sidewalks of downtown Dayton are planted with colorful annuals each spring by a crew of volunteers and staff,

Garden Party

Bus Trips

First Bloom


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    Individual Memberships


    Nature Lover

    Garden Lover


    Presidents Society


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The Foundation’s Major Events and Programs

Gift and Garden Shop

Specializes in garden tools, accessories, ornaments, houseplants and gifts. Click here for further information.

The First Bloom Program

Is a collaborative effort among the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Five Rivers MetroParks, and the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation.

The Mayfair Plant Sale

Is held on the first weekend in May, raises funds for the foundation by offering a selection of popular, regional and proven plants as well as new and unusual varieties, accompanied by authoritative horticultural advice.

The Annual Garden Party

Members, donors and invited guests gather under a festival tent on Wegerzyn’s lovely Garden Green to enjoy a catered dinner, live music, and auctions at which a diverse array of unique experiences and items are offered.

Become a Member

We are pleased to offer civic, social, religious and other groups a free presentation about Wegerzyn’s impressive gardens and associated programs, including a brief summary of our foundation.

The Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation is dedicated to supporting the educational and horticultural programs and continued development of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.  We do this primarily by conducting fundraising activities and offering a membership program, in addition to other sources of income.


Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark began in 1973 as the Benjamin Wegerzyn Horticultural Center and in 1995 became part of Five Rivers MetroParks. Today it is one of our region’s finest public gardens!  It is free and open to the public virtually year-round.  More information about Wegerzyn and its programs can be found at


Our foundation gives additional funding to Five Rivers MetroParks to enable enhancements to Wegerzyn’s facilities.  Recent examples include decorative commemorative benches on the Garden Green and the construction of the award-winning Children’s Discovery Garden.


We provide funding and support for public programs at Wegerzyn, such as the Patrick Dougherty exhibit and its related events.


We are growing an endowment fund to protect and enhance Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark for generations to come.


Our events and programs attract new visitors to enjoy the beauty and healthful benefits of Wegerzyn, and we’re working hard to promote its greater awareness throughout the tri-state region.

Speaker's Bureau

We are pleased to offer civic, social, religious and other groups a free presentation about Wegerzyn’s impressive gardens and associated programs, including a brief summary of our foundation.

Bus Trips

Sites include leading public gardens (in which we often get behind-the-scenes tours) as well as impressive private gardens.

Dougherty Exhibit

Acclaimed woven-wood artist Patrick Dougherty has installed a one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. Click here to read more.

Volunteer Program

Wegerzyn is looking for able-bodied people to assist with gardening tasks.  Come work alongside the most knowledgeable horticultural staff in the Dayton area.

The Legacy Society

There are many different ways to become a member of the Benjamin Wegerzyn Legacy Society.  The nature and amount of gifts is kept confidential.


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1301 East Siebenthaler Avenue

Dayton, OH 45414


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