Cleveland Botanical Garden is an ever-changing urban oasis that provides enrichment and inspiration through nine acres of exquisite outdoor gardens, the 17,000-square-foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse featuring a spiny desert of Madagascar and a butterfly-filled Costa Rican rainforest, and seasonal exhibitions throughout the year. The Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum are part of Holden Forests & Gardens, which is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, scientific research, environmental education and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.
Cleveland Botanical Garden celebrates one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers at our annual Orchid Mania show. This year Orchid Mania celebrates the natural beauty of Vietnam, and the Vietnamese culture that cherishes nature and plants.
Learn the composition skills and techniques of botanicals including line, form, shading techniques and layering. All levels of experience and mediums welcome.
Build your nature journaling and art skills by practicing sketching and watercolor techniques necessary for interpreting and portraying live wildlife and botanical subjects.
Greater Cleveland Orchid Society Show & Sale | Saturday, Feb. 15 & Sunday, Feb. 16
Enjoy additional orchid exhibits and competitions sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Orchid Society and sanctioned by the American Orchid Society. Purchase unique orchids and growing supplies from special vendors on Saturday & Sunday from noon – 5pm.
Through the Museums for All program, dedicated to providing every child and family access to high-quality museum experiences, Holden Forests & Gardens’ two institutions–Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum—will offer $1 per person admission with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the cardholder and their immediate family.