Cleveland Botanical Garden
Welcome to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, located within Cleveland's University Circle and featuring 20 unique, ever-changing, and visually stunning gardens! Created in the 1930s, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is home to ten luscious acres of outdoor gardens, an impressive climate controlled biome dome, 15 period and location themed gardens, and the on-site Garden Cafe.
Perhaps the most visited and talked about feature in the garden is the Eleanor Armstrong Glasshouse, an 18,000 square foot encased biodome mimicking that of the Costa Rican Rainforest on one side and the Madagascar Spiny Desert on the other. Within the structure you will see several species living in natural habitats such as butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as some very unique plants such as the colossal fig, upside down baobabs, or hard to pronounce pachypodiums! This stop within the gardens is definitely a fan favorite, as well as one of the largest indoor biodome creations in the nation.
Your group will also be able to admire the ornamental trees, shrubs, and hardy perennials of the woody boardwalk, as well as the rejuvenating and relaxing sounds of trickling water paired with the feel of mosses, sedum, and the scent of lavender at the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden. No matter the season, a visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden will leave your group enjoying the vibrant spring bulbs, colorful summer annuals, and spectacular colors of fall foliage. Stop by the Garden Cafe for a refreshing smoothie or quick lunch while you are here too, or pick up some educational info or gardening tools at the Garden Shop on the way out!