Slavic Village

Slavic Village was once part of Newburgh Township before being annexed into Cleveland in 1867.  Its name is derived from the original Czech and Polish immigrants who arrived to work in the steel factories and woolen mills.   The area has some classic century homes and is also home to Mill Creek Falls, one of the largest single-family housing development projects built in the City of Cleveland in more than 50 years.

Headquarters

Find maps, parking, information and restrooms at:

Elevate Gallery
3685 East 65th St
Cleveland, OH 44105
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Gardens in Slavic Village

  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Elegant, eye-catching front yard with colorful flora.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    front yard garden with native plants
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Perennials flock the side yards. Stone edging rims the backyard, annuals for a splash of color, perennials, flowering trees, and vegetable garden.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Garden has slowly developed over a base of sand stone and clay-yuck! Many native plants have been used to attract birds and butterflies.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Young garden of flower beds
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Annuals and perennials, most of which are native plants. Vegetables growing in pots.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Typical urban decorative plantings Mature trees, preninnal plants, annuals, etc.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    a naturalized garden with a multitude of colorful perennials in addition to beautiful stone paths and walls
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Come by and enjoy butterfly and hummingbird gardens. The backyard has mixed methods planting including strawbales and raised bed gardens. A must see
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Front yards with complementary landscaping further improve the already lovely image of this brick street.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Theme: Eye Catcher
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Elegant and simple solution to front yard in dense shade. Unique retrofit of front screen porch on classic 1920's vintage brick double.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    The garden consists of a shade garden of perennials & annuals, 120 containers of sun-loving plants of different textures & color and a rose garden.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Semi-designed, full of color and texture. A winding grass path to a peaceful outdoor oasis.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    Garden Filled w/ various blooming annual and perennial plants in an array of colors!
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    With a 48-foot drop this urban waterfall is the tallest in Cuyahoga county and powered the first grist mills in northeast Ohio.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    A colorful yard with zinnias, marigolds, vegetable garden and fruit trees.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Large number of interesting perinials and lillies
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Our home garden includes raised beds around the perimeter of the house, terracing of the hillside behind the house, container plantings on the deck.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Quaint, Hampton's Styled Cottage Garden. Working with Deer-Resistant Perennials. Themed using mostly blue, purple, gray, white, and green plantings.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    A mixed-use yard featuring a small pond, sunny and shady areas, pots and plots!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Flowers are the main features in this garden.There are sculptures, rock borders, and a small vegetable garden in the back of the small yard.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Front Yard shade garden with 40' trees lining street. Rear yard with perennial borders, turtle pen for our 12 aquatic & land turtles & raspberries
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Designed to encourage and introduce quiet serenity and tranquility. Native grasses and hardy bush variety create the back drop for the warm season.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Daylilies, clematis, charming pots and hanging baskets of annuals lend color to a sunny side yard with a paved brick patio. Mature trees lend shade.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    An urban garden with a modern take on design. Inspired by the Cape Cod respits and London city gardens - with a nod to the Midwest sensibilities.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front and Side yards with a rhino coming out of tall grasses in the side yard flower bed
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Gardener Stories

Tony Zajac's garden

The house on Claasen looks like any other house on the street, but when I start walking down the drive I glimpse the magical kingdom in the back yard.  Tony Zajac has lived in this house for the past twenty years. During that time he has transformed the back yard into a tropical paradise with hundreds of flowers and shrubs.

Anthony’s love of plants and gardening started at Harvey Rice elementary school in the 4th grade.  He had his own 20’X25’ plot where he grew vegetables and some annuals. He tended this garden every summer until the 7th grade.

Upon meeting Avon Standard it quickly became apparent why he is now managing a second community garden, Regent Community Garden in Slavic Village.  He became involved in the mid 90’s and has continued to lead the efforts ever since. This includes using the large tractor and rototiller to turn and prepare the soil. Standing in the hoop house that opened last year his sense of enthusiasm is contagious.  The hoop house was featured in 'Minority Land Owner' magazine and now contains early thriving vegetables that will be shielded from adverse conditions and the groundhogs that would like to come for lunch.

In the 6 years Terry has lived in this house he has created a paradise in his back yard. The front yard is beautiful too and gives a hint to what a visitor will find in the back.

Lisa has lived in this house, which was built in 1914, for the past 12 years. She loves this part of Slavic Village because the neighbors are friendly and look out for each other. Lisa was born in Long Island and moved several times as a child because of her father's job. She was 13 when her family came to Cleveland.