Six sprawling acres in the heart of Wabash make Charley Creek Gardens an outdoor oasis in small-town Indiana.
Formal gardens, a wildflower meadow, labyrinths, a waterfall, and walking paths are all free for public enjoyment from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
The onsite Education and Research Center allows visitors the chance to get their hands dirty in the field of horticulture via a variety of lectures, lunches, and educative programs throughout the seasons. For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit the Charley Creek Gardens website.
The Charley Creek Gardens was previously owned and operated by the Charley Creek Foundation. Pursuing a vision of preserving historic assets and enhancing Wabash’s arts and cultural assets, the Charley Creek Foundation was pleased to transfer ownership to The Honeywell Foundation in early 2015.
Before his passing in 2014, Charley Creek Foundation founder, Richard Ford, requested The Honeywell Foundation continue the growth and direction of the Gardens. Mr. Ford had a long history with The Honeywell Foundation as a Life Member, serving as part of the official governing body.