Are you environmentally conscious, a connoisseur of art, or are you just looking for something fun to do? Urban garden and art park Garden Station has you covered.
Before this beautiful park came into existence, it was essentially a vacant dumping ground. After some intense blood, sweat, tears, and a little love and care, Garden Station became the colorful, creative space it is today.
This isn’t your average park, either. Garden Station has various structures made out of recyclables. From mosaic to bottle walls, Garden Station has the most interesting and innovative art you can find here in Dayton.
If you really want to learn how to make these cool and environmentally friendly pieces, you can attend workshops that will teach you how to do mosaics, create a basic bottle wall and more. You can even take home your “practice” piece to give your home an extra splash of color.
If you’re not so into the art aspect, you can come to the Garden Station for the Sunday Markets, where local farmers sell the very best fresh produce. Or, if you’re a lover of all things music and want to support local acts, you could come for live music on the first Friday of every month.
The park also holds various festivals throughout the years, the most popular being Earthfest, a day dedicated to sustainability. It includes many workshops and activities, such as composting, home brewing, gardening, kids crafts and yoga. The event will also have local organic produce to purchase.
The Garden Station also allows you to rent your own plot in the community gardens for the season, or you could rent the place out for your own event. The Garden Station is a non-profit and runs with the help of volunteers and donations. Help them grow -- build your own little garden or have a party!
Want to go?
WHAT: Garden Station
WHERE: 509 East 4th St, Dayton
COST: Free to visit; workshop costs vary