The flower beds of Roscoe Village were created in the early 1970’s out of Frances Montgomery’s love for gardening. Today the beauty of Roscoe Village is showcased with pocket gardens throughout the village.
Having been started from transplants from Mrs. Montgomery’s Hill Street home, the gardens of Roscoe Village represent the dreams and hard work of Frances Montgomery. Mrs. Montgomery could be found in Roscoe Village daily until just a few months before her death in July 1989.
Enjoy a trip to Historic Roscoe Village and stroll through the beautiful gardens planted throughout this restored 1800's canal town.
The Gardens of Roscoe Village
To reduce the high maintenance of annuals, the original garden was re-designed as a butterfly garden. The butterfly bath provides the water butterflies need.
Toll House Garden
Being the first garden planted by Mrs. Montgomery, many of the plants originated from her home on Hill Street. She loved plants with red berries and white flowers and used many in this garden.
LeRetilley Fish Pond Garden
A warehouse owned by James LeRetilley once occupied this site. It was reclaimed as a garden by Mrs. Montgomery in 1975.
A stone wall and a picket fence are the focal points of this garden which was created along the path of the canal.
Mrs. Montgomery designed this garden using stone from an existing house foundation and stone from the old Coshocton County Jail. A Buckeye Tree planted in 1993 replaced one that was destroyed in a 1989 storm.
A Chandler Hut and gazebo anchor this area to provide a place to sit and rest.
Frances Montgomery Memorial Garden
The Daniel Boyd house was moved to this spot in 1990. In 2003, the Master Gardeners converted the area to a weaver’s garden growing plants that were used for dying cloth.
James Calder founded this area in 1816. It was renamed Roscoe in 1831. The Canal Boat Exhibit was built in 2001. The gardens planted are to give the area a natural look.