Monday, May 20, 2013

Cleveland Botanical Gardens


The Cleveland Botanical Gardens are the nation's oldest gardens.  They were started in 1930, and cover seven and a half acres.

The gardens include the Hershey's Children's Garden, which is the first public children's garden of Ohio.  It features a tree house, cave, dwarf forest, and herb garden.

The Japanese garden features a dry cascade of ornamental grasses, evergreens, and rock forms.

The Mary Ann Sears Swetland rose garden is especially beautiful.  If features over 50 varieties of roses.

The gardens are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM.

20 comments:

  1. I think I've been there, many years ago...

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    1. I used to live in Cleveland (it's where I'm from), so this was a place I visited quite frequently.

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  2. Thanks for sharing some garden history. I Goggled Mary Ann and learned about her, too. My mom would love to see a place with so many roses.

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  3. I want to see the Dwarf Forest!

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  4. That's a garden I could get lost in--I love it ;)

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    1. I've always enjoyed visiting this one!

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  5. One could make a vacation visiting all these lovely gardens!

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    1. Yes, you could. It would be one very relaxing vacation!

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  6. Sounds like a really nice garden to visit.

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  7. That garden seems like a good reason to visit Cleveland. And you can't get enough roses!

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    1. I love roses. They're my favorite flower!

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  8. i visited the atlanta botanical gardens last week. i posted the pics on instagram!

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    1. I plan to visit that place when I move there. I'm sure it's lovely!

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  9. another reason to visit Cleveland. Ray still needs to see an Indians game, I need Rock 'N Roll hall of fame, and now a garden. Cool

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    1. Sounds like you have a vacation to Cleveland in your future!

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