Detroit Shoreway

Detroit-Shoreway is in the northwest section of Cleveland and is connected to Lake Erie and the 419 acre Edgewater State Park by the West 65th Street bike/walking trail and the West 76th Street walking trail. Gordon Square was the heart of the area until the late 1930s and the restored Gordon Square Arcade at W. 65th and Detroit has again become the commercial center of the neighborhood. To learn more about Detroit-Shoreway visit the Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization.

Headquarters

Find maps, parking, information and restrooms at:

Labyrinth Garden
W 65th St & Clinton Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
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Gardens in Detroit Shoreway

  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Arbor of grapes & wisteria with a “sandbox” garden. There is a dog-free flower garden with brick patio.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    Flower gardens in front and back.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Glenn's Bohemian courtyard garden is filled with perennials and whimsical yard art that adorns the brick home which was built in 1900 as a bank.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Established rhododendron in front yard along porch. Front, side and back yard in transition from chaos to order.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Garden is in the process of being installed so come see the evolving results.
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Created/maintained by the W Clinton Block Club, featuring a meditation walk by local artist Melissa Daubert and a sculpture by the late John Jackson.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Transitioning from traditional flower & vegetable gardens to permaculture yard with fruit trees & bushes, herbs, vegetables, hens & great yard art.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front yard of century Victorian is filled with native plants which require low maintenance and water requirements, also attracting native wildlife.
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  • Reimagining Cleveland Project
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    EcoVillage Produce - an urban farm in Cleveland EcoVillage. Started on landbank lots in 2006, these lots now produce vegetables, fruit and flowers.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    The most colorful house around! Surrounded by an eclectic mix of annuals, perennials, herbs & vegetables. Come & get happy! 100% organic.
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  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Staff and patrons learn about and help plant, care for, and harvest produce and herbs from this garden yearly.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    The vegetable garden is a Salsa Garden: peppers, tomatoes, & cilantro, mixed with cut flowers. The shade garden is in answer to grass not growing.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Garden is a perennial garden with some annuals, hanging plants and a food garden.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Beautiful century home beautifully landscaped by Vilma Flores. Across the street, plum boysenberry/grape vines, apple tree, butterfly weeds.
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    This 5 yr old community garden formally joined the City's Summer Sprout Program in 2013. An orchard of over 20 fruit trees and wildflowers galore.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front yard is evolving into a native habitat. Chickens in back yard, along with gardens.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Century home with annuals and perennials. Urban Farm in back with broccoli/cabbage/tomatoes/eggplants/peppers/beans/herbs-all started from seed.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Yard features re-purposed salvaged rocks, stones, boulders, brick work and rain barrells.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    New front and back yard gardens: Front has 5 David Austin knockout rose bushes. Back has Dogwood tree. Assorted perennials and annuals throughout.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    The front yard has a large PeeGee Hydrangea that is at least 50 years old, as are the shrub roses in the side yard.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Vegetable garden 3 flower beds
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Cleveland EcoVillage Townhome yard -enter through alley (W 58th Place). Features include permeable paved patios, sculpted garden and colorful flowers.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Our yard features rain gardens, rain barrel, children's clubhouse, pergola with grapevines, container gardens for vegetables and herbs and more!
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    A place where neighbors grow. We offer individual plots for our gardeners as well as a fruit guild with various fruit trees and berry bushes.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Our backyard garden featuring a variety of native plants such as hastas, irises, lavender and ivy. We have a large silver maple for plenty of shade.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Fruit trees, vegetable garden, chickens, ducks
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    This garden features vegetables and a planter made from recycled materials.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    A small secret garden in back with a fountain made from an old plow disc and a mural that makes the garden go on and on. Solar panels on garage roof!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    The landscape is made up of perennials for easy enjoyment. Always evolving, I will be adding vegaetables to the backyard as well a stone path.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front flower bed of roses and hyrdrangea; backyard permaculture garden newly installed.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Come and visit the changes we have made in our yard this year. While our property had gardens galore years ago, we are still a work in progress!
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    The greenspace surrounding this City recreation center was upgraded last year and now features rain gardens and other sustainability features.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    I planted native midwestern flower seeds in the middle of the back yard about 5 years ago. Each year a different constellation of flowers has bloomed.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Perennial garden centered by weeping cherry tree, grape vines along driveway,stone patio with arborvitae fencing
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Ever-evolving, work-in progress - nothing too fancy, but we like it.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Celtic cross sits in the midst of trees, flowers and as a gateway to fruit and vegetable garden.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Mostly shaded garden with a woodland feel. Asian elements with a koi pond and trees in containers. It's become a bird sanctuary. A must-see garden.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Attractive, well maintained yard with colorful hanging baskets.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Shaded front yard with purple climatis on southern edge.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Adorable home with English cottage-feel and lush front yard filled with unusual perennials. Pond and waterfall in backyard.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Brick walks & a patio or two leading from sun to shade areas. Over-stuffed planting beads with trees, shrubs & perennials hopefully in bloom.
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  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Community green space, orchard and vegetable garden. Bramble rows, fruit trees, perennial hopps and asparagus. Tables and benches to rest.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Meticulous yard and stellar gardens adorn this beautiful Victorian home, with climbing roses, rose bushes, hostas and large vegetable garden in back.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Natural stone terrace dominated by low evergreens, hostas and hydrangeas.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Native plants and flowers create a white picket oasis in the city.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    400 square feet of garden space. Raised bed construction. Food that feeds the family!
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Profusion of color and foliage in front, side and back yard - all lovingly tended to by owner who sings & talks to her flowers that "make her happy".
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Stately garden of established shrubs, hostas and flowers surrounding a stately home. Catalpa tree in front yard was planted in 1906!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Detroit Shoreway's Alhambra, a cornucopia of flowers and fruit - apricot, apple, pear, blueberry bushes, grapes, bees, and more.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Park like atmosphere with colorful flowers, bushes, fruit trees, etc.
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  • Reimagining Cleveland Project
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Vacant lot next to Watterson Lake School playground on the east side of W 75th St and just south of Detroit Ave, cared for by students and neighbors.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Stately maple tree on tree lawn; neatly trimmed bushes line front porch. Dabble of color from flower patch.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Wide side yard with colorful flowers along house and back. Has pleasant area for dining.
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  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Former gas station/brownfield, Simmons Park was remediated with EPA grant, residents & local CDC. Lovely flowers, shrubbery, arbors adorn corner.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Attractive treatment to flower beds, yard and tree lawn with decorative fence all around.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    Templin-Bradley Lofts celebrates history of site -reinventing test garden. Interactive art, “Garden Mirrors”, allows visitors to be part of landscape.
  • Reimagining Cleveland Project
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    A transformative community-led native prairie restoration, reutilizing 1.24 acres of vacant land as a waystation for people and pollinators alike.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    A happy hideaway created by a lover of flowers and vegetable gardens who has no actual knowledge of gardening - but you wouldn't know it.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Intricate grape arbor- Concords & Niagras -covers > 50% of backyard. Berries + veggies, too. Last year’s grape juice shared while it lasts.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    A funky urban oasis with a profusion of edible plants.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Neatly appointed front yard with dwarf trees and decorative ground cover.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    A versatile natural landscape, this yard can be used for entertaining large groups or hosting intimate movie nights with close friends.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Artful Living believes flowers are "outside art" and uses color to brighten the yard. Eclectic and relaxed environment.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    We live on a corner so our garden is as much for our enjoyment as our neighbors.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Walk along the side of this home, turn the corner and enter a charming back yard "secret garden" that will surprise you by its size and beauty.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    garden railroad
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front yard rain garden collects roof runoff. Native wildflower side-yard path leads back to fruits, veggies, the kids' play arbor, and a stone patio.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    A quiet place to sit and be in nature and appreciate all that the land offers, vegetables, flowers, trees etc.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Place of peace. Colorfully adorned.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Our garden is 1/2 oasis in an asphalt jungle, w/ lush cana leaves and shady cabanas and decks, & 1/2 art gallery w/outdoor art from local artists :)
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Beautiful flowers in the front yard and a new emerging garden in the backyard including bees and a fig tree.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front yard includes pear and cherry tree, court yard in the back included grape arbor, flower vines, and various flowers.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    We call our yard Inner City Acres. The yard includes fruit trees, raised vegetable beds, chickens, tons of flowers in the front and back.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Native Plant Rain Garden, with Veggie Garden on side. Our native plant rain garden is flourishing. We'd love to tell you how we did it.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Come feel the Zen at Ettorre's Zen Garden
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Working homestead has 2 vegetable gardens, bee hives, chickens, firewood storage, grape arbors and interesting yard sculpture.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    See how we've transformed the space behind the garage into veritable vegetable patch, featuring Kale, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Peppers, Raspberries and more
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Come and enjoy the serenity of our small oasis. Enjoy the many varieties of perennials, the water fountain and our various yard sculptures.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Mix of shade and sun gardens with patio and two rain gardens with native plants
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Peace and Salad Garden Porch with Queen of Heaven Night-Blooming Cereus, Bird of Paradise, Hindu Rope Plants, red Orach and salad greens.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Unique urban landscape between apartment buildings providing outdoor living space.
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Community bocce courts with lighting and re-purposed iron fencing. Native trees, bushes, flowers, and arborvitae fencing.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front rock garden is bisected with stone/cement walkway. Treelawn has recovered chipped bricks.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Plantings elevated with red granite pavers from trans-atlantic ballast. Rear gardens feature CMA exhibition banners and vintage "seahorses" birdbath.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Dedicated to Ronald Zitiello & the Italian American veterans of Our Lady of Mt Carmel parish that served their country & died in world war II& Vietnam
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Sustainable low-maintenance prairie grass, pollinator garden & honeybees; rain barrels, planted bio-swale & rain garden eliminate storm sewer hook-up.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Flowers, flowers, flowers! Fish in a small pond! Best front porch on the street!
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Tastefully landscaped oasis in the middle of the city.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    This cozy little garden features a rain garden, reclaimed brick patio & flower beds throughout along with ornamental trees, shrubs and perrenials.

Gardener Stories

Bernie and Civita met in an English language class shortly after they had both emigrated to the US. Bernie came from Germany at age 19 and Civita from Italy at age 16. They have been married for 52 years and raised 5 daughters in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.

The house at 1329 West 65 street was built by a carpenter for his family in 1900. In 1942 the Isabella family bought the house for $5,231.00. Mr Isabella was a baker and he and his wife raised 9 children in the house. Ann Isabella, a daughter, described it as" a happy house", when she sold it to the present owner on Christmas Day in 1989. Alex remembered that day, ”My cousin, Branko, with whom I grew up in the former Yugoslavia, was present.  He took a photograph of me holding the key to the house.  It was my first house, at the age of 40...”

The neighborhood was rugged, loud and uncertain.The surrounding houses were occupied by transient tenants, coming and going, leaving their unwanted wounds on the tree lawn behind them. 

Mark DiDonato with chicken

Mark was born in Akron and came to Cleveland in 1994 to attend John Carroll University. He left after college and returned in 2004, living initially in Ohio City, before buying his present home in 2005. Mark’s back yard looks like a little farm with raspberry and blackberry bushes growing next to a concrete driveway and numerous containers seeded with vegetables. Mark has six hens, an arauchana who lays blue eggs and two handsome black and white rock hens. Mark and his grandfather built the multi-level henhouse which provides an area to lay eggs and a lower level where they scratch for worms in last year’s composting leaves. Mark is planning to build a spiral herb garden where the micro climes within the spiral accommodate different types of herbs.

Charles and Randy  bought their home in 1988. The house had been a boarding house for the previous thirty five years and every inch of the garden was paved over for parking. Once all the cement had been removed they found several inches of sand, which Charles discovered indicates that the land was once lakefront property.  Initially Charles mapped out what he wanted in the garden. They reused  sandstone slabs they found to create walkways and designed and built the deck which wraps around the west side of the house from the back.  A hemlock, weeping cypress, and pussy willow can be found in the back yard. Charles is very proud of his hosta gardens, gladiolus and hydrangeas which bloom prolifically thanks to the coffee grounds he digs in around their roots.

Dave was born and raised in Parma. He and his wife Sharon Hines moved into their present home in 2004 and have been developing the garden ever since. Dave wrote up a proposal so that he could rent land from the railroad. Three years ago they planted their orchard on that land which is directly behind their lot. They have the following fruit trees, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, a grape vine, blueberries and brambles a paw paw and a butternut tree--- a total of about 30 trees. Dave installed his second bee hive this past weekend. The hives are kept on the garage roof. Dave and Sharon also have a traditional vegetable garden and four hens. The yard is decorated with Sharon's artistic flourishes and well placed yard art.