This 8-acre park was once the home of Cornelius J. Hauck, former park board member and avid horticulturist. Hauck lived here until he passed away in 1957 and the land was donated to the Cincinnati Park Board. His home now serves as the headquarters for the Cincinnati Horticultural Society.
Mr. Hauck called this land, “Sooty Acres” because of the many coal-burning factories surrounding the land. The park has a large collection of trees, shrubs, and evergreens as well as many flowers including hydrangeas, daffodils, daylilies, and lilacs. It is a peaceful garden tucked away off of the surrounding busy streets.
Hauck Botanical Gardens
2625 Reading Road, Mt. Auburn