Kingwood Storybook Trail - The Thing About Spring


Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens is featuring a new book on the Storybook Trail for the Spring season. The Thing About Spring, written by best-selling Library Mouse author Daniel Kirk, follows Bear, Bird, and Mouse who have waited for Spring to come. Their friend Rabbit loves winter and does not share their excitement about the changing of the seasons. Rabbit learns from his friends the many things there are to love about Spring.

The Storybook Trail is open during garden hours, 10am – 7pm, and is located along the Nature Trail that begins at the Peacock Playhouse. April 5th is also Free First Monday at Kingwood. Admission is free for everyone on the first Monday of every month.

The Thing About Spring will be available for purchase in the Kingwood Garden & Gift Shop inside the new Garden Gateway visitor center. The Garden & Gift Shop and the Gateway Café will be open daily 10am – 6:30pm.

The Storybook Trail is a partnership with the Mansfield Richland County Public Library and was funded by the Keyser Library Fund and the George and Barbara Keyser Donor Advised Fund of Richland County Foundation.

About Kingwood Center Gardens

Kingwood Center Gardens is an exquisite garden estate on 47 acres in Mansfield, OH that once was the home of the innovative industrialist, Charles Kelley King. Kingwood is renowned for its distinctive floral displays, unique plant specimens, woodland trails, historic mansion and gardens, display greenhouse, duck pond, and peacocks. Signature events like Wine Walk, the Great Pumpkin Glow and Christmas at Kingwood delight thousands of guests annually while providing vital support for this non-profit organization.

In mid-October 2020, Kingwood celebrated the opening of the Garden Gateway, a new visitor center with a café, garden and gift shop, ballroom, exhibit gallery, and guest amenities. The Garden Gateway Project also includes the Grand Perennial Garden with Perennial Pavilion, the new Draffan Fountain Terrace, and a Nature Pond.

General admission: 13 years and up - $5; Children 12 years and under and Kingwood members are free