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Celebrating 20 Years of...

Education ~ Recreation ~ Preservation ~ Inspiration

Our Vision

To develop an institution which is a locally treasured and globally renowned source of beauty and education. A place which makes a positive impact to our quality of life, celebrating the importance of plants in a sustainable world. 


  • Creating dynamic attractions, programs, and services which are relevant to the interests and lives of a broad audience. 

  • Educating diverse youth and adult audiences about critical issues related to the interdependence of plants and people. 

  • Contributing to economic development and workforce training. 

  • Developing and supporting community gardens, urban greening and growing food for the hungry.

  • Being a model of best sustainable practices.

  • Conducting relevant research studies on water, soil, plants and the environment 

  • Participating in the educational STEAM Initiative. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) 

  • Educating people about our native plants and animal wildlife and the unique habitats they need to survive. 

  • Being financially secure, having the resources to reach our goals and sustain us for the future.


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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.