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Address: 509 E. 4th Street, Dayton, OH 45402
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+1 937-610-3845
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00

Garden Station is an art park and community garden right downtown that...

Garden Station is an art park and community garden right downtown that features murals, sculpture, concerts, bonfires, drum circles, and movies. Regular events include the really really free market, live music on the first friday of each month, Sunday art and produce market and volunteer work day on Saturdays where you can help build something or make art. There have been all kinds of events here, weddings, electronic music DJ's, Shakespeare in the park, garden and art workshops, art and music festivals and non-profit organization fundraisers. There is a straw bale shed with a bottle wall on a pounded tire foundation with a green roof and a greenhouse made of two liter pop bottles. There are community garden plots that members of the community can rent for the season. The garden is built and cared for with community volunteers and donations.

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This community gardens has occasional events in the folk/green earth mode that can be quiet entertainment. These events usually have food trucks, information tables on various... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Teresa B
Union, Ohio, United States
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Union, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This community gardens has occasional events in the folk/green earth mode that can be quiet entertainment. These events usually have food trucks, information tables on various aspects of green sustainability, and some entertainment.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

This park is located downtown by the train tracks, which adds a neat sound when you are there. I love all the different art pieces, and like to see how things can be recycled into art.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is definitely an "attraction" with a very specific demographic; like hippies, or people obsessed with gardening, or people who adore art so much they want to look at art made from mostly alleyway debris. Although I'm an art and gardening fan, this "attraction" is definitely not something I'd recommend to any out of town visitor or local, for that... More 

11 Thank midwestmomdotcom
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

I moved to Dayton rather recently, and as a person who is always looking for something interesting in the community I live in, I was extremely excited when I found Garden Station while meandering through the streets that surrounded but nothing but abandoned buildings (most massive factories) and vacant lots. Lo and behold: a repurposed, rustic city park, with an... More 

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Salisbury UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

The gardens were well cared for and the art was nice to look at. We particularly thought the tree trunks that have grown through the wire fence were neat. The greenhouse made out of soda bottles was also nifty. Nice little neighborhood gem.

2 Thank Wright_Family_of_4
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

For a town it's size, Dayton is big on the arts. Nowhere is this more plainly seen than in Garden Station. Garden Station is a community garden where citizens of Dayton come together to grow produce and flowers, create amazing art, and see live performances. Located just around the corner from the Oregon District, Garden Station is a great place... More 

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