As a leading supplier of garden and landscaping supplies, we at Three Z Supply love and support the Cleveland Botanical Garden, one of the greatest gems in Northeast Ohio.
The Botanical Garden features 10 distinct outdoor gardens, including a children’s exploration garden, a herb garden, a japanese garden, and rose and topiary gardens. Most are open year-round, though of course the best displays are in the warmer months.
Once the weather turns colder and we don’t really want to spend long hours in our gardens, we’re happy that we can always head to the Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse and be surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. The Glasshouse offers an escape from the cold into the desert of Madagascar and the rainforest of Costa Rica, featuring exotic plant life from both areas. Darting chameleons and a daily butterfly release add to the sense of being transported out of Northeast Ohio just by stepping through the Glasshouse doors.
The Botanical Garden also features a full calendar of events, from weekends celebrating the first blooms of spring at “Big Spring,” to the annual “Ripe!” harvest festival featuring local produce and chefs, to the stunning Orchid show that is presented every February.
Of course, every December the Garden presents “Glow in the Garden” featuring holiday plants, decorated evergreens, and a gingerbread competition that always surprises with fun and complex gingerbread creations.
We also love their Garden Store, which is a perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind items for any gardener on your list. Or for yourself. We won’t tell.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden is located on East Boulevard in Cleveland’s University Circle. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday, with evening hours on Wednesday and during special events (such as the holiday “Glow in the Garden” event). We encourage you to become a member for free admission and to support the Garden. More information is available at www.cbgarden.org.