Warm hues, crisp air and a harvest of fun


September 2 - October 31

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat · 10 am - 5 pm
Wed · 10 am - 9 pm
Sun · Noon - 5 pm

See schedule for special events and programs


Grab a sweater and a friend and join Cleveland Botanical Garden for ColorFall - a season-long celebration of autumn's bountiful delights - including daily including:

  • More than a dozen scarecrows created by Affiliate Garden Clubs, Botanical Garden staff and community partners
  • Daily special activities in Hershey Children's Garden
  • Daily leaf walk tours
  • Daily Monarch butterfly tagging in Hershey Children's Garden (based on sightings)
  • Savory seasonal food from the Garden Cafe
  • Special harvesting by the Western Reserve Herb Society every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Kitchen Garden Pizza Parties using seasonal ingredients every Thursday
  • Flashlight tours every Wednesday evening (weather permitting)

Plus - there is a cornucopia of special events and programs, which you can learn about below. There are so many reasons to visit the Botanical Garden during Cleveland's favorite season! We look forward to seeing you during the most colorfall time of the year.


Cleveland's RIPE! Fest No. 5
September 20 & 21

Feed your senses at a fall festival gathering the city's best bites, brews and tunes. 

Hoppy Hour at the Garden
Wednesdays, September 3 - October 29

Sip on pale ales and dark lagers as cool and crisp as the autumn air during this evening series.

Pancake Flip-Off
Sunday, September 21

Cleveland's top chefs do battle to see whose batter is best.

Scarecrow Picnic

Saturday, October 4

Decorate your very own scarecrow to bring some of the Garden's fall festivity to your own home garden.

69th Annual Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Fair

Saturday, October 11

Celebrate the herb of the year - elderberry -  and all herbs for all reasons and seasons.

Boo-tanical Bash

Saturday, October 25

The highlight of every boy's and ghoul's fall calendar, don't miss this popular trick-or-treating event that's so fun, it's scary!