DeFries Gardens

  • 17477 CR 46, New Paris, IN 46553


A Garden that Cycles the Seasons

Description:  The Calendar Garden nestled within the River Preserve County Park in New Paris, IN is a not-to-be-missed showpiece filled with blooming colors and full moons. It’s truly enchanting. Walk under the wisteria filled arbor onto circular paths that lead through the garden where bricks mark the days of the month. Plants show the cycle of the seasons and charming gazebos symbolize the solstice and equinox. Blooms progress in a clockwise pattern, and tucked in between plants are elements of time.

There are even concrete moons cleverly placed where the full moon can be observed each month. The centerpiece of this captivating garden-- a pond filled with lush pink water lilies. And just like the seasons, the views in the garden are ever-changing. Time spent in the Calendar Garden is time well spent, time for all seasons and time long remembered.


May, June, July, August -  9am to 9pm
April, September -  9am to 8pm
March, October -  9am to 7pm
January, February, November, December -  9am – 6pm

Admission: Free on your own, Group guided tour $3 pp with advance reservations
Misc: Motorcoach Parking

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