Ogden Gardens Park

Lily pads in the pond

 Ogden Gardens is a 4-acre floral display area that continues to delight visitors and residents alike. It is located at Campbell Street and Harrison Boulevard, about 3/4 mile north of Lincolnway. The gardens feature annuals, perennials, rose gardens, shrub beds, and many varieties of trees.

Japanese Garden

Ogden Gardens boasts a Japanese Garden, which opened to the public in May 2005. Included in the garden are trails, streams, bridges, ponds, and a tea house, where visitors can enjoy the koi fish swimming in the pond.


In the center of the park is a wood gazebo, which can be reserved in two-hour increments for weddings, photo sessions, baptisms, and even special candlelight dinners. A brick plaza surrounds the gazebo, with brick pathways leading from the gazebo plaza both east and north. The bricks can be engraved with a family name, record a special date, or honor memories of friends and family members.

Reservation Information

The Parks Department does not rent tables or chairs. The gardens have no electrical hook-up or restroom facilities. Music is permitted if there is no amplification. Bird seed or bubbles may be used as bird friendly alternatives to rice.

451 Harrison Blvd. Valparaiso, Indiana