The Reading Civic Garden Center is located at the corner of Reading Road and Springfield Pike, at the northern edge of the Reading business district. The Garden Center is flanked on the north and west by the Central Gardens, a gorgeous 25 acres devoted to a number of garden types designed to provide inspiration to Reading citizens. The Central Gardens are free and open year-round. All walkways in the Gardens are wheelchair-accessible, but no vehicular traffic is allowed past the Civic Garden Center parking lot.