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COA Holiday Greenhouse and Cultural Gardens Tour
December 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 15
Holiday Greenhouse and Cultural Garden Tour
Join us to take a peaceful respite from the hustle and, quite possibly, also the bustle.
We’ll visit the annual favorite holiday Poinsettia Display and the many other plants under glass in the warmth of the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. Photo opportunities will abound.
We’ll also take in some of the adjacent (outdoor) Cleveland Cultural Gardens and their impressive sculptures and other art forms in Rockefeller Park.
Meet at Rockefeller Park Greenhouse
750 East 88th Street
Cleveland, OH 44108
From 1-90 east or west
Exit at MLK Drive and head south (away from Lake Erie and towards University Circle)
Go under the bridge, then turn left on to East 88th Street and go to the top of the hill (follow the signage).
From I-77 and I-71 head north and join I-90. Head east to MLK Drive and follow directions above
Meet in the lobby of the greenhouse
Please dress in layers
As dogs are not allowed in the greenhouse, they can stay home and dream about their presents
Admission to the greenhouse is free
*The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a collection of public gardens located in Rockefeller Park in Cleveland, Ohio. The gardens are situated along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive within the 276 acre of wooded parkland on the city’s East Side. In total, there are 31 distinct gardens, each commemorating a different ethnic group whose immigrants have contributed to the heritage of the United States over the centuries, as well as Cleveland.
*The first plans for the City Greenhouse were presented in 1902. Three years later the first units were completed on a portion of the 270 acres donated to the City by John D. Rockefeller soon to be called Rockefeller and Gordon Parks). So though the Greenhouse was “founded” in 1902, it really was “planted” in 1905.
The Greenhouse was initially used solely for growing the plants used to landscape city parks and gardens. Over the years it has added additions and new garden areas, including a new entrance, central lobby, and a meeting room. So, while city beautification is still one of our goals, the Greenhouse and grounds have evolved and grown into a first-rate botanical facility containing specialty plant collections, seasonal floral displays, and theme gardens.