AAA Editor Notes
Cleveland Botanical Garden is at 11030 East Blvd. in University Circle. Ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds include the Japanese, herb, theme, natural woodland and rose gardens as well as the popular Hershey Children's Garden. The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse is an 18,000-square-foot crystalline conservatory that houses two re-created ecosystems: the Madagascar desert and the butterfly-filled Costa Rican cloud forest.
Stone slab walkways meander through the site, which also features a gardening library, gallery space and seasonal exhibits. Gardening lectures, classes and public programs are offered.
Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.