Press Release for GardenWalk Cleveland 2015
The fifth Annual GardenWalk Cleveland will take place July 11th and July 12th from 11 am to 5 pm.
GardenWalk Cleveland is a free, self-guided tour of almost 200 private gardens, farms, vineyards and orchards in neighborhoods throughout the city of Cleveland. The purpose of GardenWalk Cleveland is to invite people to connect through gardening.
There are no tickets necessary for the tour. Each neighborhood will have a designated headquarters where visitors can find garden maps, restrooms and water.
Beginning July 1st, maps of the gardens will be available for downloading on the website, www.gardenwalkcleveland.org.
Again this year, master gardeners will be available between Noon-2pm at neighborhood headquarters to help with the tour, answer questions and give gardening advice.
This year’s neighborhoods include: Detroit Shoreway, Old Brooklyn, Larchmere, West Park, and Slavic Village.
GardenWalk Cleveland is made possible due to the generous sponsorship of organizations and individuals committed to connecting people with each other, with nature and the beautification of Cleveland. Visitors can tour at their own pace and will get a unique opportunity to meet people and enjoy a huge variety of gardens and farms in our city’s neighborhoods.
Here are a few quotes from visitors to GardenWalk from previous years:
“We toured the Detroit-Shoreway and some of the Tremont gardens. Wonderful experience and lots of friendly people. We drove in from Michigan and Sandusky to attend and would do it again. Excellent way to get to know the neighborhoods better and will certainly result in additional trips to frequent local businesses. Outstanding job!
“I was so impressed with the gardens I saw and the friendliness of the people. There were plants that I had never seen before, creative ways to garden in small spaces and one of the gardeners even gave me a gutting of one of her plants. I can’t wait for next year.
Started in 2011 by Jan Kious with Bobbi Reichtell and each year since then, along with a group of volunteers plan a weekend to showcase the beauty of Cleveland’s gardens that include private home flower gardens, community gardens, urban farms, vineyards and orchards.
GardenWalk Cleveland strives to be known as an enjoyable and welcoming garden experience. Last year, GardenWalk had over 1,000 visitors during the 2 day event.