Cleveland Botanical Garden

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The Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland.

The Cleveland Botanic Garden was the first space of its kind in an American city. Originally housed in a converted boathouse on Wade Park Lagoon, the centre has served as a horticultural library, offering courses and workshops for gardeners and state-of-the-art beautification projects in the community.

For seventy-five years, the Cleveland Botanical Garden has been one of the treasures of northeastern Ohio. With beautiful facilities and an innovative program, the Garden touches all segments of the community. It is a sanctuary for those who live and work there, a source of inspiration and information for gardeners; a living laboratory for students, teachers and researchers; A healing presence for those with special needs and a catalyst for urban revitalization.

In 1966, the Garden Center moved from the site of the former Cleveland Zoo to its current location.

In 1994, the Garden Board changed the name to Cleveland Botanical Garden to better represent this beautiful place.

The garden was enlarged and renovated in 2003 for 50million. The centerpiece of the expansion is The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse, a 17,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) veranda housing the plant and animal life of two distinct biomes, the thorny desert of Madagascar and the lush rainforest of Costa Rica. They are home to more than 350 species of plants and 50 species of animals, including hundreds of butterflies.

The Cleveland Botanic Garden with its 10 acres (40,000 m2) of gardens houses:

  • Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restoration Garden,
  •  David and Paula Swetland’s topiary garden,
  • Western Reserve Herb Society Garden,
  • The Japanese garden,
  • Sears-Swetland Rose Garden,

At Cleveland Botanical Garden you’ll find Hershey Kindergarten, the first award-winning kindergarten in Ohio).

To conclude, Cleveland Botanical Garden is an unmissable point of interest in Cleveland. An episode of the Supernatural series entitled “Dark Side of the Moon” was even shot there.

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