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Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland

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Explore a greenhouse simulating the climate of the Madagascar desert, featuring the plants native to the region, including the Madagascar Ocotillo, at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Stroll through the greenhouse stimulating a Costa Rican rainforest, filled with waterfalls and thousands of butterflies. There are 20 gardens featured, with hidden paths between them and a shaded boardwalk. The children's garden features a tree house, frog-filled pond, fountains to run through, and a garden with plants kids can water. You'll want to visit the Guren Art Gallery every time you come, as it features regularly changing works by local and national artists, all of which are inspired by the botanical and natural worlds. Use our Cleveland trip generator to arrange your visit to Cleveland Botanical Garden and other attractions in Cleveland.
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  • Time your visit here with a butterfly release. Amazing! Most of the gardens are handicap friendly. Great pace to take kids. 
  • We arrived in time to see Steve getting ready for the 2:00pm Butterfly Release. What a treat for this time of year. Beautiful Butterflies everywhere and colorful birds too. This is a nice place to old...  more »
  • I went with two adult relatives. I really enjoyed the gingerbread houses and Christmas trees. I was underwhelmed with the Glow thing. 
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  • An emerald gem in the middle of University Circle! The Botanical Garden are made up of a number of small exhibits, including Madagascar and Costa Rica rooms inside (the Costa Rica exhibit doubles as the butterfly house), and an herb garden, rose garden, Japanese garden, various seasonal gardens, and several water gardens outside. The property is beautifully manicured and biologically diverse - you can go at any point in the growing season and see new flowers blooming. In fact, I advise going multiple times during the year if possible: it's a treat to see how the gardens change. One downside is that some of the exhibits, especially Madagascar and the Japanese garden, are on the tiny side. The entrance fee is also high enough that you might consider becoming a member - a membership will grant you free access for a year plus reciprocal free access to the Holden Arboretum out east of town. Additionally, by becoming a member you'll also automatically join the American Horticultural Society, which means you gain FREE access to over 300 gardens throughout the entire country.
  • The gardens are very nice during the warmer months, and during the colder ones it can be a real pleasure to see some greenery that hasn't succumbed to the icy grip of winter. Highly reccomend.
  • Fabulous place to go to enjoy plant and floral displays. Go outside into the gardens during the good weather or stay inside and see the beautiful displays and both greenhouses.
  • A must to visit when in Cleveland. Great spot for whole families, or a casual go out with your loved one. Well designed gardens slow for both walk alone or a community get together.
  • One of my favorite Botanical Gardens I've ever been to. Worth the price of admission, especially in the summer. There is a year around exhibit in the biosphere and a great expansive garden (go figure) outside. This year (2016) they have a tree house exhibit that is pretty awesome. The entire place is wheelchair/stroller friendly too.