Wallace Garden  LbNA # 65823

OwnerEveryday Explorer    
Placed DateSep 18 2013
LocationWallace Garden, Grandview Heights, OH
Found By SilverCityGirl
Last Found Sep 11 2015
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The Wallace Gardens began as a victory garden during World War II with land donated by the George Urlin. Urlin once lived across the street on what is now the 20 story Summit Chase condo. Following the war, the gardens continued as a community garden spot for local residents. Wallace Gardens are named after James Wallace, former Grandview Heights city treasurer and professor of agriculture at Ohio State University.

Wallace Garden is located on the Southwest corner of Grandview Ave. and Goodale Blvd. You can park in the parking lot off of Grandview Ave.

From the parking lot, walk north past the raised garden beds. Stop for a moment at the sign marking the location (Wallace Garden). Turn to your left and walk West, parallel to Goodale Blvd. Pass a three sisters tree. From here, take a stroll through the gardens. Admire the fruits of labor from over 100 Grandview gardeners.

After your walk through the gardens, find your way to the far Northwest corner of the gardens. Close to Goodale Blvd., you will find an AEP(American Electric Power) distribution source. Stand with Broadview Ave. to your back. Look for a tree mentioned in the nursey rhyme “Round and Round the ……the monkey chased the weasel”. Hidden inside a hollow in the tree you will find the Wallace Gardens letterbox.