Creekside Arboretum

The City of Gahanna's Creekside Arboretum is an Accredited Level I Arboretum, as recognized by the Morton Register of Arboreta. This recognition of professional standards and capabilities represents the advancement of goals specific to tree-focused public gardens, exemplifying standards of excellence in the arboretum community.

The Creekside Arboretum (located in Gahanna's Creekside Park, 117 Mill Street) includes 40+ different species of trees, identified with placards noting specific characteristics such as height, seed and leaf information, and fun facts. Visitors are encouraged to wander the arboretum, learning more about the history, natural beauty and benefits of the trees. The Arboretum offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate nature, while teaching us how to become better stewards for our environment.

See a list of species to be on the look out for as you visit the arboretum.  Click on each to learn more. 

  • American BasswoodScientific Name: Tilia americana
  • Cultivar: Redmond
  • Mature Height: 60 to 80 feet
  • Mature Spread: 30 to 60 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
  • Fall Color: Pale yellow
  • Flower: Fragrant, yellow clusters
  • Fruit/Nut: Small, round nutlets attached to bract
  • Fun Fact: 'Redmond' is a dense and pyramidal variety