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Escape Frigid Temps, Enjoy Warmth of Glasshouse at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Take a break from the harsh winter weather – if only for a few hours – and bask in the tropical beauty and warmth of the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse at Cleveland Botanical Garden.

The Glasshouse features more than 500 species of exotic plants and hundreds of critters from leaf-cutter ants and butterflies to birds and tortoises. Most notably at this time of year, temperatures stay close to 70 degrees and above inside this immersive attraction and its two distinct biomes: the rainforest of Costa Rica and the spiny desert of Madagascar.

Special activities include:

• Glasshouse tours at 1 pm daily and 7 pm Wednesdays
• Meet-and-greets with the animals at 11 am and 2:30 pm daily in the Madagascar biome
• Butterfly releases at 2 pm daily in the Costa Rica biome

Plus, the Garden’s 11th annual Orchid Mania opens on Saturday, February 1, and runs through Sunday, March 9. The show will feature thousands of stunning orchid blooms and the Interior Design Showcase, highlighting orchid-inspired decorating ideas by some of Northeast Ohio’s top designers.

Cleveland Botanical Garden, located at 11030 East Boulevard in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing urban escape where you’ll find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and enchanting events.

Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays with hours extended to 9 pm on Wednesdays, noon to 5 pm on Sundays and closed on Mondays. For more details and ticket information, visit cbgarden.org or call 216-721-1600 ext. 100.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden receives public support through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom O'Konowitz, tokonowitz@cbgarden.org, 216.707.2818

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