Mansfield, Ohio — Kingwood Center Gardens 1 #ThursdayDoors

On the first Monday of every month, Admission is free for everyone! Valid February through November.

Our first glimpse was through this ironwork gate at the end of a workers’ alley. Yes, I’ll go pretty much anywhere. You can see the tip of a ladder photobombing the shot. No lock on the gate, but we didn’t sneak in, of course. We might be lurkers, but we aren’t dishonest!


There are many walkways and plazas, and a plethora of arches and gateways.

I think I have a closer shot of that last one coming up in another week’s post.

And some doors were tucked away. In the immortal words of Elmer Fudd: Vewy mystewious.

And did you know about this? I didnt, and I’m utterly charmed:

Kingwood Center Gardens is a proud member of Museums for All! Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 500 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card.

Present your EBT card and Photo ID to receive admission for up to 5 people from the same household at the reduced price of $1 per person.

Kingwood Center Gardens website

Also: “On the first Monday of every month, Admission is free for everyone! Valid February through November.”

More from the garden next week!

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: We all know the two most famous garden trespassing stories: The Secret Garden and Rapunzel. Sketch out your own.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Mansfield, Ohio — Kingwood Center Gardens 1 #ThursdayDoors

  1. Dan Antion

    November 17, 2022 at 8:29am

    These are great doors. I love the gates. Also wonderful news about Museums for All. I did not know about that program. That’s a very good thing.

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  2. Brenda's Thoughts

    November 19, 2022 at 2:43pm

    Beautiful gardens, arches, and gates. I love that those who can’t afford the entry fee can still enjoy the beauty!

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      Marian Allen

      November 20, 2022 at 3:40pm

      Isn’t that wonderful? I love it when institutions treat financially disadvantaged people like people.

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