The Garden in Bloom 

July at the Botanical Garden

July is a wonderful month to enjoy a variety of blooms here at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Our wide array of Hydrangeas (Hydrangea, arborescens, H. quercifolia, H. macrophylla, H. serrata, H. paniculata) are sure to catch your eye with their showy bracts in the Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Entrance Garden, Inspiration Gardens, Woodland Garden, Sunken Garden, and Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Garden. The fun with flowering shrubs does not stop there; make your way through the Woodland Garden and the Entrance Garden to see the bottlebrush buckeyes (Aesculus parviflora) display their showy white plumes.

If you are as excited as our pollinators are about herbaceous perennials, make your way to the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border Garden and to the Restorative Garden to see Stokes asters (Stokesia laevis) displaying their large purple, white and purple, or pale yellow (‘Peachie’s Pick’, ‘Color Wheel’, ‘Mary Gregory’) blooms. The bright orange flowers of butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), a host plant for Monarch butterfly larvae, are sure to catch your eye on the north side of the Western Reserve Herb Society (WRHS) Garden and in the Inspiration Butterfly Garden. Come by in mid- to late July to experience the golden yellow flowers of the black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida) contrasted with the radiant purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea) brightening up the WRHS Garden, the Hershey Children’s Garden and the Inspiration Gardens.

July is high time to be delighted by the dazzling variety of lilies (Lilium) and daylilies (Hemerocallis) on display in the C.K. Patrick Perennial Border Garden, the Restorative Garden, Sunken Garden, Hershey Children’s Garden, and the WRHS Garden. Additionally, white, purple, pink, and yellow varieties of statice (Limonium sinuatum) enliven the north side of the WRHS Trial and Cutting Garden and are not to be missed.

  • Asclepias tuberosa
    Asclepias tuberosa
  • Hydrangea macrophylla (Tokyo Delight)
    Hydrangea macrophylla (Tokyo Delight)
  • Lilium (Garden Affair)
    Lilium (Garden Affair)
  • Stokesia laevis
    Stokesia laevis