The Garden in bloom 

Summer

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 late March through May to see them!

  • Hemerocallis
    Hemerocallis 'Passion for Red ' (hybrid daylily)
    Beautiful (and edible!) daylilies decorate the Potager Garden in the Campsey Stauffer Gateway Garden.
  • Rosa
    Rosa 'Dortmund' (climbing kordesii rose)
    This invincible climber covers an arbor in Mary Ann Sears Swetland Rose Garden with waves of blossoms.
  • Musa ornata
    Musa ornata 'Lavender Lady' (ornamental banana)
    Bananas and other exotic tropical plants bloom all around as visitors relax on the Katherine Phillip Geis Terrace.
  • Campanula
    Campanula 'Kent Belle' (hybrid bellflower)
    Vivid purple flowers harmonize with pinks and yellows in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border.
  • Rosa x Meipotal (Carefree Delight shrub rose)
    Rosa x Meipotal (Carefree Delight shrub rose)
    Carefree Delight lives up to its name in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border.
  • Lilium
    Lilium 'Stargazer' (hybrid Oriental lily)
    The Elizabeth and Nona Evan Restorative Garden is the setting for lovely, fragrant lilies like this famous ‘Stargazer.’
  • Cassia didymobotrya (popcorn cassia)
    Cassia didymobotrya (popcorn cassia)
    Rub the leaves to release the scent of hot buttered popcorn! In the sensory garden of the Elizabeth and Nona Evan Restorative Garden.
  • Hosta (Hosta)
    Hosta (Hosta)
    The Midwest’s most reliable shade plant offers colorful, fragrant flowers along with striking foliage in every shade of green.
  • Hemerocallis
    Hemerocallis 'Liz Moldovan' (hybrid daylily)
    Daylilies by the dozen brighten the Sunken Garden in July.
  • Rudbeckia subtomentosa
    Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers' (sweet conef
    The Sunken Garden is home to this unusual variety of native sweet coneflower.
  • Rubus odoratus (purple-flowering raspberry)
    Rubus odoratus (purple-flowering raspberry)
    This shade-loving native shrub thrives in the Woodland Garden.
  • Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower)
    Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower)
    Every August these scarlet spires add excitement to the Rain Garden.
  • Nymphaea
    Nymphaea 'Yuh Ling' (hardy water lily)
    The Conway Pool on the Katherine Phillip Geis Terrace is the stage for showstopping waterlilies.
  • Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender)
    Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender)
    When the lavender blooms in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden, every breath is an aromatherapy experience.
  • Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea)
    Hydrangea quercifolia (oakleaf hydrangea)
    Hydrangeas of many colors and varieties are essential summer features in the Inspiration Gardens.
  • Tropaeolum majus (nasturtium)
    Tropaeolum majus (nasturtium)
    The Inspiration Kitchen Garden is full of good things to eat, including the peppery-sweet flowers and leaves of nasturtium.