Cathryn Kapp created a 13 foot purple iris to represent GardenWalk Cleveland in Parade the Circle 2012. The iris opened and closed, using a system of ropes and pulleys, as the float was pulled around University Circle. An estimated 75,000 attended Parade the Circle which had a record number of floats this year.
June 22 & 23, 2013
GardenWalk Cleveland is a free, self-guided tour of gardens, urban farms, vineyards and orchards in nine neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio.
Tour at your own pace in each of the nine designated Cleveland neighborhoods on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2013.
Each neighborhood on the Walk has a headquarters where you’ll find car parking, bike parking, restrooms, water and maps.
How to do the GardenWalk
- Get a GardenWalk Guide: Beginning June 12th, free Guides, with maps of each neighborhood's gardens, will be available at all Petitti’s Garden Centers and Dave’s Markets.
- Choose a neighborhood to begin in.
- Go to that neighborhood's Headquarters on Saturday or Sunday to check-in (optional.) Guides will also be available at each Headquarters.
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GardenWalk committee members, led by Cathryn Kapp and Kitty McWilliams, are busy creating a float for Parade the Circle on Saturday, June 9. The float consists of a thirteen foot iris, which opens and closes mechanically, surrounded by pots of peonies. Three beautiful maidens will flutter around the iris and four strong young men will pull the float around the circle. The actual parade is from noon to 1 pm.