The Cleveland Botanical Gardens is located east of downtown Cleveland in the heart of University Circle. It is just one of the treasures you will find located there, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, which is always free, the Cleveland History Center, and the Natural History Center.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The glasshouse located at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens is split into two biomes, the Madagascar Spiny Desert and the Costa Rican Cloud Forest. Each biome creates the coordinating environment. Offering experiences as if you were actually visiting each country.
The Madagascar exhibit includes exotic and endangered plants, 5 bird species, animals including a free-roaming chameleon and tortoises, plus “upside-down” trees.
Costa Rica Glasshouse
Tropical trees, ever-blooming shrubs, 5 bird species, and approximately 50 species of butterflies call the glasshouse home throughout the year.
Your going to want to spend time enjoying this garden. “Serenity” is used to describe this garden. The garden was designed by David Slawson, who trained under one of Japan’s renowned garden masters, Kinsaku Nakane.
Other Gardens include:
Perennial Garden- Throughout the growing season, you will be treated to both the usual and unusual perennials. A great place to find your favorite perennial to plant at home.
Rose Garden – Dozen of varieties are on display during the height of the season.
Hershey Children’s Garden – A garden that is just perfect for exploring little ones.
CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDENS
2022 ADMISSION: non-members
Children (3 – 12 years old): $12
Children (2 and under): Free
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Open rain or shine.
PARKING: The gardens has its own indoor parking garage. The garage is open 7am-7pm. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes. After that the cost will be determined by the number of hours. Metered parking is available around University Circle.
SEIZE THE DAY
Cleveland Museum of Art
Baseball Heritage Museum
Cleveland History Center
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dittrick Medical History Center & Museum
Dunham Tavern Museum
MOCA Cleveland – Museum of Contemporary Art
Lakeview Cemetery – James A. Garfield Memorial
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