Fellows Riverside Gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens is a free public garden located at the northern end of Mill Creek Park. This twelve-acre display garden features a landscape of remarkable beauty with diverse and colorful plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs, and scenic vistas. The magnificent D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center makes the Gardens a destination for all seasons. Fellows Riverside Gardens is one of Ohio’s finest public gardens and attracts over 400,000 visitors a year.

Fellows Riverside Garden is located in the city of Youngstown and is operated by Mill Creek MetroParks. Only nine miles from the Ohio Turnpike, many visitors find the Gardens a convenient and worthwhile stop while traveling. For the residents of Mahoning County, the MetroParks and Fellows Riverside Gardens are their pride and joy.

Each year over 40,000 bulbs announce the arrival of spring. Crocus, tulips, narcissus and other bulbs give forth their joyful colors in abundance. Annuals by the thousands replace the bulbs as they subside. Old favorites and new varieties are skillfully blended to produce a show that’s sure to please.

A generous variety of labeled trees and shrubs serve as the background for the many floral displays. Shade trees, flowering trees, shrubs and ground covers of all descriptions combine to create smaller gardens within a garden. Collections of European beech, rhododendrons, hollies, shade plants, herbs, dwarf conifers, perennials and others are displayed for the enjoyment and education of the visitor. Many come just to relax.

Fellows Riverside Gardens is more than a collection of plants: it is a collection of services offered to the public. Tours are available by reservation. Gardening courses and volunteer opportunities are available for those who wish to learn about the many aspects of horticulture. Special events, weddings, private parties and art exhibits bring many; others visit to peruse the fine gifts in the Shop in the Gardens, enjoy lunch in the Garden Café, or take advantage of the many library resources. Local artists and photographers come to the Gardens for compositions and inspiration as do home gardeners.

No matter what brings you to Fellows Riverside Gardens, Welcome!

Fellows Riverside Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. A professional association for public gardens in North America, supporting the public horticulture community in its mission to study, display and conserve plants.

Related Links:
American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
American Horticulture Society (AHS)

Address, Hours & Info

Fellows Riverside Gardens / Davis Education & Visitor Center
123 McKinley Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44509
Phone: 330.740.7116

Garden Hours
Open daily, year-round dawn to dusk

Davis Center Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday

Observed Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Garden Cafe Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm (Lunch 11 am – 3 pm)
Closed Mondays
Phone: 330.797.7554

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

The Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program takes place at Fellows Riverside Gardens. It is a program in horticulture presented through lectures, garden lab sessions, and volunteer work experience. Click here for more information.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens

Through your membership in Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, you can help the Gardens to grow and flourish as Elizabeth Fellows intended. Visit friendsoffellows.org for more information on how to join today.

Friends Specialty at the Garden Café

gcFriends Specialty at the Garden Café offers an eclectic selection of teas, locally roasted coffee, a locally sourced lunch menu, delectable desserts, and other libations all served with a complimentary view of stunning Lake Glacier.

Click here for hours of operation and more information.

Explore the Gardens!

View and download a detailed map of Fellows Riverside Gardens which includes detailed descriptions of each garden area.


More than just a “beauty spot,” the educational mission of the Gardens is achieved through offering numerous interesting classes, tours, and exhibits.
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Weddings & Rentals

The most beautiful place for your special event, Fellows Riverside Gardens can accommodate most any rental or wedding needs.
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