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. To visit Cleveland Botanical Garden on your trip to Cleveland, use our Cleveland online trip itinerary planner .
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  • I was here in September, so flowers were still blooming. Especially loved the idea of orchids placed in the midst of greenery. They have a cute children's garden and a large herb garden. Indoor conser...  more »
  • We stopped here in October and most of the flowers had bloomed. It was still a nice visit. The glass houses were pleasant, and the staff were knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. The outside garde...  more »
  • This is an expansive site with many localized venues for specific plants in gardens and under glass.  more »
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  • This was the first time I have seen Cleveland and its wide variety of restaurants, beautiful scenery, well maintained infrastructure, parks and museums. On first sight it reminded me strongly of Frankfurt and other beautiful European cities that care for their citizens to have beautifully laid out and accessible family activities besides a chucky cheese. The gardens are well maintained, their layout somehow confusing but thus making exploration an adventure. The butterfly section was one of the best I have ever seen I can truly recommend this.
  • Stroll through a number of themed gardens, sit and read or sip a cup of coffee from the cute little cafe. Great place for young children to play in several kid friendly areas and a tree house. Pay $8 to park in their garage if you cannot find street parking. Beautiful and informative. Indoor tropical garden with birds and butterflies.
  • Beautiful gardens! Very lovely oasis to have in the city. Relaxing and diverse. Even as three adults, we especially enjoyed the Lego sculpture exhibit that was on display! Great for all ages
  • A family favorite for over a decade. Butterflies, flowers, birds, beautiful and fun gardens to explore and experience and changing art and installations - right now it's giant Lego sculptures. My adult daughter, nine year old and mother and I are all enjoying our day in different ways together. Do not miss this place!
  • Many people have taken their children to the Natural History Museum or even visited the Cleveland Art Museum however it's shocking to me that right across the street is an incredible Botanical Garden that many people don't know even exist. When my daughter was very young we attended some of the programs that had there for example like the fairy garden class where the little girls dressed up like fairies and made fairy gardens :-). My daughter had a blast and we've been there several times afterwards each time getting more out of it than the time before. It's a great place to go to get ideas for your own property in addition to just simply admiring The Professional landscaping and outdoor displays period I strongly recommend the Botanical Gardens on a nice summer fall afternoon.

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