What to See & Do

Fall at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Visiting Cleveland Botanical Garden is a captivating way to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want to experience a rotating roster of seasonal activities or retread your favorite attractions, we’re excited to be your destination to learn, explore, and grow.

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The 40th Anniversary Exhibit of the Ohara School of Ikebana Northern Ohio Chapter
Fri., Sep. 30, 2022

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The 40th Anniversary Exhibit of the Ohara School of Ikebana Northern Ohio Chapter

On Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st see the extraordinarily simple beauty of Ikebana – the art of Japanese flower arranging up close.

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Bootanical Bash
Sun., Oct. 16, 2022

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Bootanical Bash

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2022 from noon – 5pm for our annual family-friendly Bootanical Bash! Come dress to impress! Participate in our outdoor Dance Party, Travel along through our Trick or Treat Trail, Get in on some Garden Games and Craft away at our Creation Station. Choose your arrival time below.

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What’s In Bloom

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What’s In Bloom

Explore what’s in bloom this fall at Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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The Ron and Lydia Harrington Perennial Playspace
Thu., Sep. 29, 2022

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The Ron and Lydia Harrington Perennial Playspace

Announcing our new permanent exhibit overlooking the towering plants and trees in the Glasshouses that engages young and old.

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“New Growth” by Charmaine Spencer

“New Growth” by Charmaine Spencer

Eppig Gallery

The Cleveland Botanical Garden welcomes a new art exhibit by Cleveland-based artist and sculptor Charmaine Spencer, ‘New Growth’ in the Eppig Gallery now through September 25th.

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Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair
Sat., Oct. 22, 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair

Join us on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the 75th Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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Leaf Trail

Leaf Trail

Starting on the first day of fall, Thursday, September 22nd, learn to appreciate the beauty of fall color by learning about leaf and tree identification at the Botanical Garden! Pick up a brochure and follow the Leaf Trail, an autumn leaf identification activity that teaches you how to identify the trees around you, as well… »

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Our Gardens

Whether you’re a budding plant-lover or a deep-rooted botanist, our beautiful campus has something for everyone—any time of year. Learn more about our grounds (and the evergreen enjoyment they provide) below.

Madagascar Glasshouse

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Visit “the eighth continent of the world” without leaving Greater Cleveland. We’re home to a world-class collection of exotic plants and animals, including iconic “upside-down” trees and a free-roaming chameleon.

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Costa Rica Glasshouse

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Experience the year-round exuberance you can only find in a Central American rain forest. Our towering tropical trees, ever-blooming shrubs, and rich vegetation lend a tropical retreat to your visit.

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Hershey Children’s Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Help your child disconnect from technology and discover the wonders of nature by searching for frogs and fish, observe a honeybee hive or play within an imaginative treehouse. As they explore plant and animal life, they’ll have a new appreciation for the environment.

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Gateway Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

This 2-acre public plaza is a vibrant oasis full of ornamental trees, shrubs, and hardy perennials. The pronounced seasonal nature offers brilliant bulbs in spring, eye-popping annuals in summer, and showy fall foliage, berries, and bark textures. There’s even a waterfall and small pond.

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Perennial Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Our ever-changing path indulges your senses with a collage of hues and textures, as well as plenty of take-home inspiration. One day you might spy a group of towering foxtail lilies, and a month later come across a hot pink crape myrtle—so visit often to see it all.

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Restorative Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Renew your senses among the trickling sounds of water, the soft touch of mosses and sedum, and the calming scents of lavender, mint, and geranium. This garden abounds with flowers, trees, and shrubs that will offer a soothing respite from the everyday.

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Inspiration Gardens

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Meander through this dedicated section of gardens to learn how you can incorporate beauty and utility into your own backyard. With a range of gardens appealing to wide swaths of interests, you’ll feel empowered to build the garden you’ve always wanted.

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Japanese Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Let your love of nature and a sense of culture draw you to this gem where every detail matters. Walk among a classic composition of rocks, clipped evergreen azaleas, and weathered beach stones and savor the peace and serenity.

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Geis Terrace

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Host all your get-togethers and garden parties on the welcoming Geis Terrace. It’s the perfect spot for an al fresco lunch with family, or happy hour with friends. Seasonal plantings provide an ever-changing atmosphere and feed delicious conversations.

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Rose Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Immerse yourself in the alluring sights and scents of roses. We house dozens of varieties, all carefully selected for their ornamental attributes and sweet-smelling fragrances. This garden comes complete with an octagonal pool, brilliant companion plantings, and inviting benches.

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Topiary Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Delight your imagination with these beautifully off-kilter plant forms. In every season, living evergreen and deciduous plant sculptures transport you to another world where anything goes—as long as it’s unexpected.

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Herb Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Explore over 3,500 plants in this formal knot layout. It’s sprinkled with themed sections like a trial and cutting garden, a collection of plants used for dyes, historic roses, culinary needs, and medicinal remedies, just to name a few.

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Woodland Garden

OpenThu., Sep. 29, 2022

Take refuge among towering trees, and enjoy a brief escape from our bustling city. You’ll be joined by butterflies, songbirds, and wild flowers as you explore our most informal and expansive retreat.

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More to See and Do

With so much land to explore, this is just the start of all that Holden Forests & Gardens offers. Learn more about some of our other most popular attractions:


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