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    Last Bus Trip of 2014...Sign up now!!!

    HOLIDAY BUS TRIP TO HISTORIC WAYNESVILLE, Weds, Dec 3rd: Spend an afternoon in Waynesville for a fun holiday experience! We start with a tour of the Museum at the Friends Home, filled with historic exhibits highlighting early Quaker life. Next we have two hours on our own to visit the shops and galleries and stroll. We end our day with a delightful "Dinner with Dickens" at the Hammell House. This includes an evening of entertainment with a raucous, riotous rendition of A Christmas Carol, while enjoying a traditional English holiday meal. Dickens is said to have stayed here during his tour of the Americas. So get ready for a special holiday treat and go home with inspiration and lots of wonderful memories.

    Fee: $85 per person, and includes dinner. Check in at 1 pm, depart Wegerzyn at 1:15. Return to Wegerzyn 8:30-pm. Call 937-277-6545 M-F, 9 AM to 5 PM, to reserve your seat.

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    2014 Garden Party Huge Success!!!!

    We had a near-sell-out crowd for this year's garden party, and WITH YOUR HELP we netted over $18,000!  This money will go toward renovations and amenities for Wegerzyn's North Plaza.  New tables and chairs have already been ordered.

    We thank all of our loyal members, guests, patrons and auction-item donors, and especially our major sponsors: Jessup Wealth Management, and The Eichelberger Foundation.




Welcome to the Wegerzyn Gardens 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 www.metroparks.org/wegerzyn.

What we do

  • 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.


 Photo of Patrick Dougherty sculpture "A Wiggle in Its Walk" by Bill Franz

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