Picture Ohio! – Focus on Crocus

Crocuses, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio
Crocuses, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio

The crocus is one of the floral highlights of early spring, and Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio currently has one of the most spectacular displays of crocus I have ever seen. More than half an acre of open woodland just west of the mansion is filled with thousands of white, purple, and yellow crocus. Later in spring, daffodils and hyacinths will take over this same area as the crocuses fade.

Crocuses & Trees, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio
Crocuses & Trees, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio

Kingwood Center is one of Ohio’s finest public gardens. The 27-acre former estate of industrialist Charles King is located at 900 Park Avenue West, about 2 miles west of downtown Mansfield. The early spring blooms are followed by a procession of flowering shrubs, and thousands of tulips bloom later in the season.

Crocuses, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio
Crocuses, Kingwood Center, Mansfield, Ohio

The crocuses will not last more than a few days in the unusually warm early spring temperatures we are experiencing in Ohio, so try to visit Kingwood Center this weekend if you want to enjoy this magnificent crocus display.

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