Ogden Botanical Gardens
451 Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46385
Phone: (219) 462-5144
Fax: (219) 465-0098
Ogden Gardens Park is four acres of professionally maintained botanical gardens. Features include perennial gardens, annual displays, native and ornamental trees, a gazebo and a Japanese garden. The Japanese garden includes a Teahouse, shaded trails with bridges crossing streams as well as a 22,000 gallon koi pond. For a small fee, visitors can rent the gazebo which is well suited for weddings and other special gatherings. Hummingbirds and butterflies frequent the gardens in summer, and many songbirds are drawn here as well. Managed by the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation horticulture staff, these gardens are well worth a visit.