Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Cleveland Botanical garden with its origins dating back to 1930 is located in the neighborhood of University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. Originally, this was christened as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland and was the first of such organizations in America. The home for the original garden was boathouse on Wade Park Lagoon, which was suitably converted. At that time, the center served more as a horticultural library and offered workshops and classes for gardeners and encouraging beautification projects within the community.

By 1966, the center had outgrown its original abode and moved to the present location near the University Circle. 1994 witnessed the change of name of the center to Cleveland Botanical Garden in order to reflect the dramatic expansion the center had gone through. To develop the facility further, the trustees decided to launch an ambitious campaign to raise capital. Consequently, the expanded and renovated facility was opened in July 2003. There are several attributes of the Garden which can potentially enhance your Cleveland travel experience and to learn more about the facility, you can use the web links provided on this page.

Official website of the garden

Visitor information for the gardens

The 'Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glass House' is the center piece of the 2003 expansion involving a sum of $50 million. This 18,000 square foot facility is home to plant as well as animal life from the spiny desert (Madagascar) and Cloud Forest (Costa Rica). Over 50 species of animals and 350 species of plants with several hundred butterflies await your arrival at the Gardens.

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is also home to the first ever Children's garden in Ohio - the award winning Hershey Children's Garden apart from a slew of other gardens spread over 10 acres representing different themes.

During your travel to Cleveland Ohio, you can also utilize the abundance of nature, the beautiful environment and the facilities at the garden to host social/family events, birthday parties or even a wedding. The facility rental page on the official website of the Garden has more details on this.

Calendar of events at the gardens

Facility rental at the gardens

Cleveland Botanical Garden Address
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Tel: (216) 721-1600 Fax: (216) 721-2056

Cleveland Botanical Garden Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Ticket Information for the Cleveland Botanical Garden:
April 1 - October 31:
Adults: $8.50
Children: $3

November 1 - March 31:
Adults: $7.50
Children: $3


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