Brides Garden

Designers: MSI Design (now MKSK) | City: Columbus, OH | Project Type: garden
Date Visited: 09.29.12

Location: 1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205
Official Opening Date: August 2008

You don’t have to be a bride to enjoy Brides Garden, but if you are a bride, chances are that you’ll really want to take your wedding photos here. One of the first areas to be developed from the 2000 Franklin Park master plan under the lead designers at MSI Design, the small and intimate Brides Garden is a beautifully intricate addition that features a formal wall fountain, fabricated ironwork handrails, and beautiful locally-sourced Ohio Blue Sandstone walls.

From the 2009 OCASLA Awards Jury Comments:

“The Brides Garden is an exquisite terraced garden that can be used by a bride for a relaxing moment prior to her wedding, or hosting small ceremony, or following the vows for wedding photographs. Through careful attention to detail and elegant design, this garden has become a premier ceremonial space, and a wonderful enhancement to the conservatory gardens. In addition, the custom elements of the space are a tribute to local craftsmanship and civic pride.”

The first time I came to visit this park, there were two weddings going on, a more intimate one in the Brides Garden and the other in the more expansive botanical gardens. What I love about the Brides Garden is how intimate and intricately detailed the space is, with its elegant, curling ironwork and fragrant plant palette.

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