Imagination brought to life at the Highfield Discovery Garden

Imagination brought to life at the Highfield Discovery Garden

I’ve always been really impressed with Cincinnati Parks. They do a great job of providing lots of outdoor recreation and programming to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors. I also love to discover parks that are unique. The Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens feels like a scene out of a children’s book imagined to life. The Highfield Discovery children’s garden is a gated feature at Glenwood Gardens park with a small additional fee that it is worth the price.

The Highfield Discovery Garden sign

Our visit was during the winter months, but I can only imagine how gorgeous this playground is when everything is in bloom.

One of the first features that kids will LOVE is the 25 ft. Discovery Tree. They can climb under and all over. It’s a pretty incredible structure for a game of tag, dreaming, or playing hide and seek.

The Highfield Discovery Garden 25 ft treehouse

The Highfield Discovery Garden treehouse 2

The Highfield Discovery Garden treehouse 3

The outdoor trolley garden features 4 small scale trains and a little conductor booth. Kids will love watching the trains up close throughout the structure.

The Highfield Discovery Garden train track

The Highfield Discovery Garden outdoor train

The Highfield Discovery Garden train

The Highfield Discovery Garden train shelter

This 12 acres garden features 7 smaller gardens. Kids will enjoy discovering each section. Each small garden has it’s own personality.

The Highfield Discovery Garden catepillar

The Highfield Discovery Garden view

The Highfield Discovery Garden flower bed

The Highfield Discovery Garden house

The Highfield Discovery Garden mushroom

The Highfield Discovery Garden pond

The Highfield Discovery Garden wizard hat

The Highfield Discovery Garden

There are also hiking trails accessible from the Highfield Discovery Garden. If you bring a lunch, there is a patio seating area toward the entrance.

Glenwood Gardens features 335 acres with a 1 mile paved trail and a 1.6 mile Wetland Loop where you can see gardens, wetlands, forests and prairies. There is also a gift shop onsite.

2016 Daily Admission Prices

  • $5/person
  • Under 2: Free

Winter Admission
January–March, November & December: $2 per person ages 2-adult

If you decide that you want to visit more often, a family pass would be a better value. You can use your daily admission toward the cost upgrading to a family pass during your visit.

Family Pass
The family pass for a family of four is $45 with each additional person at $5 each (additions permitted only at the original time of purchase.)

  • $45 covers 4 people (any combination of adults & kids)
  • $5 add on per person can be purchased at the original time of purchase
  • You may list up to 2 last names on the pass

The Highfield Discovery Garden treehouse

You can find out more about Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens from their website. 

The Highfield Discovery Garden logo

Highfield Discovery Garden is located at 10397 Springfield Pike,Cincinnati, OH 45215.

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