Mission Oaks Gardens
424 Hunter Avenue
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Mission Oaks Gardens webpage
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Tips for birding Mission Oaks Gardens
The best area I have found is in the conifer section of the gardens. Common Ohio birds can be seen year-round, such as Northern Cardinals, Blue Jays, Carolina Chickadees, etc. I am currently working on mapping out which seasons are the most active, but I am hypothesizing during the migration seasons is the best since I mainly find songbirds there (recently found several White-throated Sparrows).
From Taylor Shimek
About Mission Oaks Gardens
The garden’s history began in the late 1980s with the purchase of the property by Bert and Susan Hendley. They lovingly restored the mission style home which sits at the top of the property and then began the development of the gardens in an abandoned ravine located below the home. It has a unique micro-climate that makes it suitable for the survival of both native and non-native plants to this part of Ohio.
Formerly, Mission Oaks Gardens were visited by invitation or appointment only, but are now open to the public daily. Staff and Mission Oaks volunteer members help maintain and host these unique gardens where visitors are invited to ask questions as they meander through. Larger groups are encouraged to schedule guided tours to obtain a deeper insight into one of Zanesville’s best-kept secrets.
Open 7 Days a Week
Dawn to Dusk
From Mission Oaks Gardens webpage
No restroom facilities.