Hauck Botanical Gardens

Hauck Botanical Gardens

Hauck Botanical Features

The eight-acre Botanic Garden is the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck. An avid horticulturist, Hauck planted 900 types of trees, shrubs and evergreens on the grounds, patented a new variety of lilac and donated his extensive library on botany, horticulture and landscape design to the Cincinnati Historical Society. Hauck served on the Park Board for 18 years and willed the property to the city.

Hauck Botanical Gardens
2625 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

  • Gardens/Botanical Features
  • Historic Feature/Public Art

Hauck Botanic Gardens(Avondale)

  • The eight-acre Botanic Garden is the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967). An avid horticulturist, Hauck planted 900 types of trees, shrubs and evergreens on the grounds, patented a new variety of lilac and donated his extensive library on botany, horticulture and landscape design to the Cincinnati Historical Society. Hauck served on the Park Board for 18 years and willed the property to the city.
  • Gibson-Hauck House: Built in 1856, this brick mansion on Oak Street is named for Hauck’s sister, Katherine Hauck Gibson, who inherited the property from her father. In 1911 another heir converted the originally Greek Revival house to a Colonial Revival style.
  • English Tea House: This is a replica of a structure from the 1939 World’s Fair. It is open with a wood-shingled roof and steep gables, reflecting the Tudor Revival style. Of course, it is made even more charming by the surrounding gardens.