The Hartman Rock Garden is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, although it is at its best from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend each year. Self-guided tours are always free, but we encourage you to make a small donation to support the cause.
The Hartman Rock Garden is located in Springfield, Ohio. Our street address is 1905 Russell Avenue. We strongly recommend using Google Maps if you are visiting from out of town or are unfamilar with this neighborhood. To get directions at Google Maps, click here. (and be sure to the street view to see the unrestored garden - it looks dramtically different today!)
Rules and Guidelines
Mary Hartman always said “Visitors are welcome if they know how to behave. This is my home...” We operate the garden today with the same philosophy. Here are some basic additional guidelines:
• All children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please do not touch any of the objects in the garden
• No smoking is allowed on the property
• Photography is allowed for your personal use
• Please do not walk in the flower beds
• The shed and house are not open to visitors
• Please do not throw coins into the ponds
Thousands of people visit the garden each year as part of an organized group tour. While there is no cost for self-guided tours, we encourage tour operators to email us (link below) to let us know the date and time of your visit. We ask that school groups notify us one week before your planned visit. Classroom materials are available.
To enhance your experience, we offer guided tours by trained and knowledgeable guides throughout the summer. Dates and times of upcoming tours will be listed online. We also offer guided tours by appointment (minimum of 10 people). Please email us (link below) to make an appointment. General guided tours are $10 per person and last forty-five minutes to an hour.