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Ogden Gardens Park


  1. Gazebo
  2. Japanese Garden
  3. Open Play Area
  4. Parking
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Trails


Ogden Gardens is a 4-acre floral display area that continues to delight visitors and residents alike. It is located at Campbell Street and Harrison Boulevard, about 3/4 mile north of Lincolnway. The gardens feature annuals, perennials, rose gardens, shrub beds, and many varieties of trees.

Japanese Garden

Ogden Gardens boasts a Japanese Garden, which opened to the public in May 2005. Included in the garden are trails, streams, bridges, ponds, and a tea house, where visitors can enjoy the koi fish swimming in the pond.


In the center of the park is a wood gazebo, which can be reserved in two-hour increments for weddings, photo sessions, baptisms, and even special candlelight dinners. A brick plaza surrounds the gazebo, with brick pathways leading from the gazebo plaza both east and north. The bricks can be engraved with a family name, record a special date, or honor memories of friends and family members.  Click HERE for more information.

Give to the Garden

Support the preservation of Ogden Botanical Gardens with a donation.  All donors giving $25 or more will be recognized with a small brass tag placed on a sign located in the garden plaza.  Call Valpo Parks office at 219-462-5144 for more information.