Smith Gardens, located on Oakwood Avenue in Oakwood, Ohio, is a small yet beautiful oasis. Ohio Magazine called Smith Gardens the “finest tiny public garden in Ohio" back in 1996. It's just one stop on an 8-mile, self-guided tour of Oakwood that includes Hawthorn Hill, home of the Wright Brothers, and many other stunning mansions. While touring in a car is an option, if you have the legs for it, I suggest walking the route, perhaps breaking it into 2-4 sections and doing them on different days. If you think we don't have hills around here, this path will correct that misperception.