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 late March through May to see them!

  • Abelia mosanensis
    Abelia mosanensis
    What’s that heavenly scent wafting down Hosta Hill? It’s emanating from the pale pink florets of fragrant abelia.
  • Anemone blanda
    Anemone blanda
    Watch these fragile spring blossoms of Grecian windflower tremble in the slightest spring breeze – in the C. K. Patrick Perennial Border.
  • Aquilegia fragrans
    Aquilegia fragrans
    Sweet-scented lavender flowers cover fragrant columbine for weeks, in the Garden Store Courtyard.
  • Armeria maritima
    Armeria maritima
    Bright pink “lollipops” of sea thrift bob cheerfully down the path in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border.
  • Cercis canadensis
    Cercis canadensis 'Alba'
    A cloud of white redbud blossoms hovers above the David and Paula Swetland Topiary Garden pathway.
  • Iris siberica
    Iris siberica 'Caesar's Brother'
    A thrilling “river” of tall, purple Siberian iris greets visitors in the entry circle of the Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Garden.
  • Mertensia virginica
    Mertensia virginica
    Pools of Virginia bluebells flood the center bed in the Sunken Garden, then to seem to just evaporate by the end of May.
  • Narcissus
    Narcissus 'Fruit Cup'
    ‘Fruit Cup’ is one of dozens of fragrant daffodils planted for your spring enjoyment in the Sensory Bed of the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden.
  • Narcissus
    Narcissus 'Pink Charm'
    Pretty yet sturdy pink-cuffed daffodils create a drift of peachy pastels in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border.
  • Primula denticulata
    Primula denticulata
    Drumstick primroses keep up a cheerful early-season rhythm in the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden.
  • Sanguinaria candensis
    Sanguinaria candensis
    Early spring sunlight casts dramatic shadows on bloodroot - a traditional native medicinal plant in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden.
  • Wisteria japonica
    Wisteria japonica 'Royalty Purple'
    Japanese wisteria linger on the Geis Terrace to enjoy the delicious aroma of these spectacular blossoms.
  • Eranthis hyemalis
    Eranthis hyemalis
    The first to bloom in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden, winter aconite are “breakfast” for honeybees.
  • Fothergilla gardenii
    Fothergilla gardenii
    Honey-scented flowers crown dwarf fothergill - an easy- growing native shrub in the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden.
  • Kalmia latifolia
    Kalmia latifolia
    Mountain laurel - an iconic native shrub of the the Eastern mountains and a relative of blueberry, thrives in the Sunken Garden.
  • Paeonia suffruticosa
    Paeonia suffruticosa
    What’s even bigger and redder than a red, red rose? Try these tree peonies in the Hershey Children’s Garden.
  • Rhododendron catawbiense
    Rhododendron catawbiense 'Roseum Elegans'
    Giant flower clusters decorate catawba rhododendron in the Japanese Garden.