About GardenWalk Cleveland

Mission

To nurture community, beautify neighborhoods and encourage civic pride throughout the city of Cleveland.

History

In June 2010 an article appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer describing GardenWalk Buffalo and the 353 gardens that would be open to visitors on the last weekend in July.  Jan Kious and Bobbi Reichtell, the founders of GardenWalk Cleveland, independently went to Buffalo for the first time to see the miracle of so many gardens in bloom in a city with a reputation for being cold and drab. GardenWalk Buffalo completely changed their impressions of that city. Jan realized that a GardenWalk in Cleveland  may change perceptions of Cleveland too and invited Bobbi to join her in planning GardenWalk Cleveland for 2011.  A group of citizens from throughout Cleveland and some inner ring suburbs started meeting, initially in homes, and then at the University Circle United Methodist Church, to plan Cleveland’s first GardenWalk in 2011.

Organization

Chairperson: Cathi Lehn

Committees:

Marketing 

Co-Chairs:  David Horneck and Mary Hosier

Members: Ann McCulloh, Kevin Borowiak, Whitnye Long Jones

 

Fundraising 

Chair: Jan Kious

Members: Christine Henry, Joan Moore, Lynda Starr, Peggy Carlino, Susan Brooks

 

Garden Finding 

Chair: Tamara Sims

Members: Linda Warren (Detroit-Shoreway); David Horneck (West Park); Jan Kious and Teri Dew (Collinwood); Becky Ziegler and Marie Kittridge (Slavic Village) 

 

Logistics

Co-Chairs: Becky Zeigler and Sheila Murray

Members: Susan Brooks and Ann Cicarella

 

Additional Credits

GardenWalk Logo

Hilton Murray - HPM Consultants

GardenWalk Website

Development: Jeff Schuler - Substrate Websoft
Design: Brian Bornhoeft and Jeff Schuler

GardenWalk 2014 Poster

DesignHPM Consultants

GardenWalk 2013 Poster

DesignHPM Consultants

GardenWalk 2012 Poster

Original Art: Lisa Hartman
Design: Dan Collins - Daniel Collins Design

GardenWalk 2011 Poster

Photography: Craig Brown - Kalman & Pabst
Photo Stylist: Laura Goble
Design: Dan Collins - Daniel Collins Design

GardenWalk Guide (2011-2014)

Front Page: see Poster
Design: Brian Bornhoeft
Maps: Jeff Schuler - Substrate Websoft

GardenWalk Banners

Susan Skove - Skov Silk