The Garden in bloom 

Spring

Cleveland Botanical Garden is a vibrant, ever-changing oasis. Beauty is in bloom at every turn. With 20 distinct gardens and a Glasshouse showcasing both rainforest and desert plants, you'll find many plants in bloom every day of the year.

Here is a small sample of some of our favorites for this season. Join us from March to late May to see them!

  • Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite)
    Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite)
    The first to bloom in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden, these sunny little flowers are “breakfast” for honeybees.
  • nguinaria candensis (bloodroot)
    nguinaria candensis (bloodroot)
    Early spring sunlight casts dramatic shadows on a traditional native medicinal plant in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden.
  • Iris cristata (dwarf crested iris)
    Iris cristata (dwarf crested iris)
    The Rain Garden is home to this diminutive powder blue native iris which thrives in the shade.
  • Fothergilla gardenii (dwarf fothergill)
    Fothergilla gardenii (dwarf fothergill)
    Honey-scented flowers crown an easy-growing native shrub in the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden.
  • Primula denticulata (drumstick primrose)
    Primula denticulata (drumstick primrose)
    Drumstick primroses keep up a cheerful early-season rhythm in the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden.
  • Armeria maritima (sea thrift)
    Armeria maritima (sea thrift)
    Bright pink “lollipops” bob cheerfully down the path in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border.