Grace & Mary Innis

Grace & Mary Innis

Grace and Mary Innis donated their Westerville home and property to the Columbus Metro Parks in 1972. Their 37 acre estate has grown to 121 acres, including a nature preserve as well as landscaped flowerbeds and gardens. The sculpture of the sisters as children honors their memory by celebrating the complexity of nature and the inquisitiveness of childhood. A turtle joined us on the gravel path in the nature preserve. Water snakes, one slithering and the other with head upright camouflaged like a stick, were observed in water from Spring Run Creek. Inniswood boasts more than 2,000 species of plants, specialty collections of hostas, daffodils, daylilies, conifers, and several theme gardens. It is a pleasant respite offering an opportunity to nurture the child in each of us.

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