Summer Nights at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Open until 8:30pm every Thursday during summer

Each Thursday from June 1, through August 31, the garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the café, glasshouses, your favorite outdoor gardens, and special evening events listed below.   

BLOOM! Birdhouses & Botanicals

Summer exhibit open May 27th-September 4th

Bloomin’ Glass Botanicals with The Glass Asylum 

Enter a world of stunning glass botanicals created by Chagrin Falls’ The Glass Asylum. 300+ colorful glass pieces come together to including larger-than-life tiger lilies, trees with glass ornaments, lily pads and more.

Art in Bloom with Asia Armour 

Cleveland artist Asia Armour debuts her art using 1,400 flowers in an explosion of color. Celebrating the glamour of Black women, vibrant color and the wonder of flowers, Asia’s “In Bloom” art adorns the walls of the interior garden just off the Terrace this summer. 

Petals & Perches

A colorful exhibition of more than 300 specially themed birdhouses created by the public, our staff, and volunteers using upcycled materials. Along the way you will learn the ways in which birds interact with the plants in your garden and how to keep your birds safe with feeders, houses, and baths.


The Greater Cleveland area is home to an incredible bounty of talented, creative, and prolific performers. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is thrilled to work with Listen CLE this summer to bring all the amazing music and performance Northeast Ohio has to offer on select Thursdays at 6pm.. See the summer evening schedule below. 

  • June 8thRachel Shortt: Indie Singer/Songwriter. Joined by Vince Lucente and John Devin Roach. 
  • June 22ndSista Lu: Comedian, actor, and vocalist 
  • July 13thAminah Louise: Fusion Belly Dancer  
  • July 27thJanessa Cardillo: Singer  
  • August 10thMark Burnett: Strongman and motivational speaker.  
  • August 24thThe Bewilderness: Pop/Indie Rock with Dance and prop manipulation 

Gourmets in the Garden

On Thursday, June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 14 from 6-7 p.m. on the Geis Terrace at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, guests are invited to enjoy sample bite-sized portions from their favorite local chefs and learn how to make great dishes at home with delicious local ingredients. Chefs are from Marigold Catering and Black Box Fix.  Advanced registration is required.

Hershey Children’s Garden Activities

During our evening hours at the garden, the Hershey Children’s Garden will be open and will have some themed pop-up events complete with crafts, activities, and an engaging story time. The themes include Strawberry Moon, Fireflies, Night Bloomers and more! These fun events are included with admission.

Bottoms Up! Yoga and Brews

Join us from 6 – 7pm on June 29th and August 31st for summer yoga at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens! Your class ticket will include admission in to the gardens for you to enjoy after class. Our instructor will lead you through a great all-levels flow on the beautiful grounds. This will be the perfect setting for a chill evening class we can all enjoy together.

Themed Food Stations

When: 5:30-8:00 p.m. on June 1st, 15th and 29th, July 13th and 27th, August 10th and 17th

Marigold Catering will be providing a rotating menu of geographically inspiring cuisine as well as a signature cocktail. Latin American, Asian and Italian themed nights will offer something tasty and fun when you visit! Meal tickets may be purchased in advance using the links below.

Build Your Own Burrito Bowl

  • Rice
  • Impossible Taco Beef
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Sauteed Peppers and Onions
  • Corn Salsa
  • Black Beans
  • Diced Tomato
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Jalapenos
Purchase tickets

Build Your Own Pasta Station

  • Penne pasta
  • Marinara
  • Alfredo
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sauteed Onion
  • Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
  • Pesto 
  • Parmesan
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Meatballs
Purchase tickets

Build Your Own Fried Rice Station

  • Rice
  • Carrots
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Broccoli
  • Egg
  • Scallion
  • Tamari
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
Purchase tickets

“Walking Taco” Bar

  • Choice of Fritos or Doritos
  • Black Bean Chili (veg)
  • Beef Chili
  • Jalapenos 
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Onion
  • Queso
Purchase tickets

Build Your Own Panini Station

  • Ciabatta
  • Pepperoni
  • Salami
  • Mortadella
  • Ham
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Provolone 
  • Mozzarella
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Pesto
  • Lettuce 
  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
Purchase tickets

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