• Upcoming Events

    2014 GARDEN PARTY SEPT 11th

    The sixth annual GARDEN PARTY will take place on Thursday, September 11, from 5:30 to 9 PM on Wegerzyn's Garden Green.  Join us for:

    • Craft beers and wine
    • Delicious appetizers
    • Dinner prepared and served by Elite Catering
    • Over $8,000 in silent-auction prizes!
    • Raffle for door prizes and a $2500 vacation/cash package!
    • Live music and dancing with The Busse Brothers

    Tickets are $75 each ($65 for Foundation members) and can be obtained by calling 937-277-6545.  All proceeds benefit Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.  Buy tickets now!

    Special thanks to our lead sponsors:

    The Eichelberger Foundation and Jessup Wealth Management

  • Latest News

    Garden Party Menu Announced

    Open bar (beers, wine and soft drinks)

    Appetizers: Coconut shrimp lollipops, bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with bleu cheese, tomato bisque shooters, and carmelized onion, mushroom and gruyere tarts

    Entree: Pecan-crusted chicken with goat cheese salad

    Dessert tri-plate: Mini pumpkin whoopie pies, German chocolate cake bars, and mini creme brulees





Welcome to the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation

The Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation is dedicated to supporting the educational and horticultural programs and continued development of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark.  We do this primarily by conducting fundraising activities and offering a membership program, in addition to other sources of income.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark began in 1973 as the Benjamin Wegerzyn Horticultural Center and in 1995 became part of Five Rivers MetroParks. Today it is one of our region’s finest public gardens!  It is free and open to the public virtually year-round.  More information about Wegerzyn and its programs can be found at www.metroparks.org/wegerzyn.

What we do

  • Our foundation gives additional funding to Five Rivers MetroParks to enable enhancements to Wegerzyn’s facilities.  Recent examples include decorative commemorative benches on the Garden Green and the construction of the award-winning Children’s Discovery Garden.
  • We provide funding and support for public programs at Wegerzyn, such as the Patrick Dougherty exhibit and its related events.
  • We are growing an endowment fund to protect and enhance Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark for generations to come.
  • Our events and programs attract new visitors to enjoy the beauty and healthful benefits of Wegerzyn, and we’re working hard to promote its greater awareness throughout the tri-state region.


 Photo of Patrick Dougherty sculpture "A Wiggle in Its Walk" by Bill Franz

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