About GardenWalk Cleveland


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


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.


Board of Directors

Marie Kittredge, President
Jan Kious, Vice President
Cathi Lehn, Director
Susan Brooks, Treasurer

Marketing Committee

Mary Hosier, Co-Chair
David Horneck, Co-Chair
Kevin Borowiak
Bonnie Hunt
Jim Hunt
Ann McCulloh
Wendy Donkin

Garden Finding Committee

Marie Kittredge, Chair
Linda Warren (Detroit-Shoreway)
Bobbie Reichtell (Detroit-Shoreway)
Teri Dew (North Collinwood)
Marie Kittredge (Slavic Village)
David Horneck (West Park)
Melanie Sklarz (West Park)
Charlie Reed-Mundell (Little Italy)
Paulette Colarochio (Little Italy)
Holly Rose (Old Brooklyn)
Debbie Copeland (Fairfax)

Logistics and Fundraising Committee

Jan Kious, Chair
Susan Brooks
Ann Cicarella
Diana Cyganovich
Joan Moore
Sandy Schultz
Becky Ziegler

Additional Credits

GardenWalk Poster

Design: Wendy Donkin, small seeds design

GardenWalk Guide

Design: Wendy Donkin, small seeds design
Maps: Jeff Schuler, Substrate Websoft

GardenWalk Website

Development: Jeff Schuler, Substrate Websoft
Edits: Mary Hosier

GardenWalk Logo

Hilton Murray - HPM Consultants

GardenWalk Banners

Susan Skove - Skov Silk

Past years

2018 GardenWalk Guide

Front Page: see Poster
Wendy Donkin, small seeds design
Maps: Jeff Schuler - Substrate Websoft

2011-2017 GardenWalk Guide

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

2017 - 2018 GardenWalk Poster

Design: Northern Design Group

2014 GardenWalk Poster

DesignHPM Consultants

2013 GardenWalk Poster

DesignHPM Consultants

2012 GardenWalk Poster

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

2011 GardenWalk Poster

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