Flower Show time at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 10:46.
05/24/2007 - 10:00
05/28/2007 - 20:00

This fabulous biennial extravaganza returns Thursday, May 24 - Monday, May 28 in all its splendor. Tour the designer gardens and fill your mind with dreams and practical ideas of what your own garden could be. Learn about the latest trends in horticulture and flower arranging and take the opportunity to buy live plants, and horticulture related products and gifts from around the world.

This year's theme is "Rhythm & Hues", thus the New Orleans Jazz Garden by
O'Neill Landscape Design & Installation (Chagrin Falls, Ohio).  The illustration is by Jim Polk.

Hours: Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 8 pm, Monday 10 am - 5 pm

Special hours for Memebers only Saturday Morning 8;30 - 10 am, beat the crowds and get a behind the scenes glimpse of the show's horticultural preparations before the day's official opening.

Ticket Prices:

Adults $14
Children $6
Under 3 yrs Free

Call: 216-721-1600 or visit the CBG website


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States
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Floral Forum Fantastique

I'll be supervising some Saturday work at Case and stop-by subsequently to study the soiree.  I was inspired by a previous preview of the the stellar sustainable slow-food seminar with you and Norm.   One thing that came to mind was the great potential the Cleveland Botanical Gardens (CBG) would have to explore utilitarian utility of their underground and above-ground facilities.  The terrific terrarium on Ford is somwhat of a sinkhole in terms of energy consumption so it might be interesting to suggest meaningful cost-and-energy efficiencies that would result from smart sustainable strategies.  One specific strategy would be to grow green growths of valued value in the tech-rich terrarium, thus abating aesthetic, agrarian, and accounting ails.  Climate Conditioned Climes already replicate the Madagascaran Desert and Tropical Tropics of the Tropic of Cancer and such.  Including native plants native to such climes which return value - i.e. agave in the desert or orchids, silkmoths, shittake and saffron elsewhere would be a realistic yet idealistic vision I'd like to see CBG pursue.


Extrapolating this further to explore underground options or feasible fantasy might yield sustainable economic outcomes for our region within years and mitigate potential potentialites and problems posed by threats like theoretically tyrant-types - an angry Al-Qaidan, Notorius North Korean, and Infamous Iranian that might comprise an antihero axis if we are not aptly aversive.  And more than the relgious right have decided that deadly disasters and plagues (i.e. Hilary Swank's feature film The Reaping ) might be more of a threat than mere mythos. 



But lest i permute pervasively to policy and  political prose I'll stop here.



Thanks for the Tip, Evelyn.   I enjoyed your witty writeup of the past CBG extravaganza.   Perhaps we can congregate a cultured congregation for a climactic climate conditioned cultural concert.