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
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.
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.
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 8th– Rachel Shortt: Indie Singer/Songwriter. Joined by Vince Lucente and John Devin Roach.
- June 22nd– Sista Lu: Comedian, actor, and vocalist
- July 13th– Aminah Louise: Fusion Belly Dancer
- July 27th– Janessa Cardillo: Singer
- August 10th– Mark Burnett: Strongman and motivational speaker.
- August 24th– The Bewilderness: Pop/Indie Rock with Dance and prop manipulation
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.
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.
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
- Impossible Taco Beef
- Cilantro Lime Chicken
- Sauteed Peppers and Onions
- Corn Salsa
- Black Beans
- Diced Tomato
- Shredded Lettuce
- Shredded Cheese