Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of Northeast Ohio’s treasures since seventy-five years. It features beautiful amenities and innovative programming. It is a haven for those who live in the city; a catalyst for urban revitalization; a laboratory for teachers, students and researchers; a source of information and motivation for gardeners; a remedial presence for those with special needs. In recent years, it has become national head in urban horticulture, environmental education and horticulture therapy. Cleveland Botanical Garden is located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland. There are 10 acres of gardens which includes award-winning Hershey Children’s Garden, the first children’s garden in Ohio; the David and Paula Swetland Topiary Garden, the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden, the Western Reserve Herb Society Garden and many more.
The outdoor display of Cleveland Botanical Garden features gardens covering ten acres of land next to Wade Oval. The Hershey Children’s Garden features a fabulous interactive kid-friendly place, consisting a watery bog, a worm bin, a wheelchair accessible tree-house, a cave and many more features.
The Japanese Garden features a splendid rose garden, a shady woodland garden whose wooden boardwalks are wheelchair accessible and an herb garden including more than 4000 plants.
There is spectacular Glasshouse consisting two major places, the Madagascar Spiny Desert and the Costa Rica Rainforest. These two exhibits more than 350 various species of plants and visitors may roam through them at their leisure. The Glasshouse also contains 19,000-volume Eleanor Squire library, the foundation of the museum. This library contains books dating back to the 16th century and it is considered as one of the finest garden libraries in the country.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden arranges events like lectures, spring orchid show, Winter Show and many more.