United States of America, Ohio, Montgomery County, Dayton
Aullwood Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
"Aullwood is a wooded garden with plants blooming from late February until December. Tens of thousands of mertensia cover the hillsides in April. They are accompanied with a profusion of blue-eyed Mary's. Hepaticas, drifts of trillium, Dutchmen's britches, shooting stars, and violets are throughout the woods."
"Throughout the years, the Aulls interlaced native spring flowering plants with celandine poppies, thousands of yellow and white daffodils, early spring aconites, adonis, hellebores, hostas and hyacinths. Aullwood Garden has diverse colors and textures of border foliage; summer-long ground covers take over from bulbs that flower and die; creeping rock plants claim sunny spaces; hostas' glossy foliage and later lavender flowers nod in deep shade. "
Special spaces are designated for a perennial garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, and hydrangeas. The informal natural charm of the wooded landscape is never lost as the seasons change. A carpet of pansies throughout April and May becomes a rose garden in June. As summer settles in, the front lawn's border of perennials becomes a show place of color, texture, and pattern. In early September the colchicum bursts into drifts along the creek bordering the Sycamore lawn. A few weeks after that, the vibrant colors of autumn transform the woods. The Aulls were determined to keep indistinct boundaries between garden and woods. A natural look with a variety of flowers never loses harmony with the wooded background.
Persons associated with the property include: Marie and John Aull, (former owners).
Materials relating to the public gardens of the Five Rivers Metro Park of Montgomery, Ohio. The folder includes a slide list, a description of the slides, brochures, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher, Annabelle Cummings.
Garden has been featured in Dayton Daily News, June 22, 1986
Garden has been featured in The Columbus Dispatch, April 5, 1998
Garden has been featured in Allan L. Horvath, A Place Called Aullwood, 1996
Garden has been featured in Frank Graham, Jr., "Marie Aull and the Flowering of Aullwood," Audubon Magazine, (May 1986), pp. 66-74