Start your weekend early

Garden Summer Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31
Garden open until 9 p.m.

Join us for a summer of midweek magic as our popular Gourmets in the Garden, Cocktails in the Garden, and the American Grill in the Kitchen Garden return each Wednesday evening. Learn cooking tips from some of Cleveland's top chefs and take a stroll through the Garden during a late sunset, cocktail in hand. What could be better?

Guests can choose to attend Gourmets or simply purchase dinner at the Kitchen Garden. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy Wade Oval Wednesday by exiting and entering the Botanical Garden.

Gourmets in the Garden

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31*
6 p.m.
Session Fee: $6/member; $17/non-member
Series Fee (13 weeks): $65/member; $195/non-member
Tickets: Please register in advance online or call 216.721.1600, ext. 100
*Gourmets in the Garden will not be held on July 20

Pick up cooking tips, watch live demonstrations and sample fine cuisine from a different top chef each week. This popular series on Geis Terrace sells out year after year, so we encourage you to get your tickets early online or by calling 216.721.1600, ext. 100. Whether you’re a foodie, a skilled chef yourself or completely new to the kitchen, Gourmets in the Garden will delight your taste buds and sharpen your culinary skills.

Here’s this year’s lineup:

June 1- Chef David Kocab of Trentina 

June 8 - Chef Randy Carter of Jack Flaps

June 15 - Chef William Davis of ICASI

June 22 - Chef Bac Nguyen of Ninja City

June 29 - Chef Rick Carson of Nosh


July 6 - Chef Tony Smoody of Michelson and Morley

July 13* - Chef Chris Terry of Edwins Restaurant

July 27 - Chef Jamie Simpson of The Culinary Vegetable Institute

Aug. 3 - Chef Sean Joyce of Crop Kitchen

Aug. 10 - Chef Ben Bebenroth of Spice Kitchen + Bar

Aug. 17 - Chef Ali Barker of Marigold Catering Please call 216.721.1600 ext.100 for availability

Aug. 24 - Chef Ricardo Sandoval of Fat Cats

Aug. 31 - Chef Douglas Katz of fire food and drink 




Cocktails in the Garden

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31
Garden open until 9 p.m.
Free with Garden admission
Cash bar

Sip on a different specialty drink each week and enjoy a quiet stroll before sunset through the gardens. It’s a great place to spend some time with that special someone. A full selection of domestic and imported beverages also is available.

 Aug. 3: Strawberry Basil Margarita
Music by: Son Gitano--Latin/Salsa

Aug. 10: Southern Spirit--Bourbon Peach Cocktail
Music by: Councilman Conwell & the Footprints--Motown

Aug. 17: Summer Fun Sangria
Music by: Spyder Stomers and Sugar Pie & Hot Djang--Roots Rock

Aug. 24: Tequila Sunrise
Music by: Honeybucket--Newgrass

Aug. 31: Sunset Madras
Music by: Brent Kirby & His Luck--Rock


American Grill in the Kitchen Garden

Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31
5 - 8 p.m.
Food items are individually priced

Grab your signature cocktail and head to the Kitchen Garden for hot-off-the-grill American barbecue classics. What better way to kick off your summer weekend early?

Pricing:$8 for any regular entrée, $7 for vegetarian entrée, $6 for a regular hamburger and $5 for a regular hot dog. All come with a side.

Kitchen Garden Menu 8/17

Meat Entree: Grilled flank steak, chimichuri with arugula, avocado, tomatoes and feta cheese tossed with lemon vinaigrette

Vegetarian Entree: Grilled bean and mushroom "steak," chimichurri with arugula, avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese

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