Uplift Activities

Uplift is a citywide GardenWalk initiative to spread beauty, diversity and possibility through gardens across the city of Cleveland.  Growth and gratitude projects offer welcoming activities and acts of gratitude at designated gardens. Gardenwalkers can share in the growth and gratitude built through relationships among those participating. Activities will be held before, during and after the GardenWalk tour dates.

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July 13, 10 am
West Park: 14701 Montrose Ave

Creative gardening for children
While the adults explore the gardens the children will be decorating small planters and then planting seeds into them. So bring the kids and introduce them to gardening. The event will run continuously during Garden Walk hours.

July 13, 4:30 pm
Glenville: Gateway105 Farmer’s Market

1322 E 105th St

Dancing Flowers — Live Band and Line Dancing

July 14, 10 am
Broadway Slavic Village: 
Garden walk party in the park

Let’s celebrate gardening and community while we tour our neighborhood

July 14, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Collinwood: 15006 Westropp Ave
Meadow City Native Plant Nursery — 
Pollinator Town

Welcome to Pollinator Town! Enjoy this 45-minute walking tour of small-scale habitats where bees, moths, beetles, and others like to live. Learn how to make your yard a home to this colorful crew.

July 14, 12 noon
Broadway Slavic Village: 5437 Broadway Ave
Art Walk

Tour the new Darl Center for the Arts. Experience a completely unique private collection of art and culture

11 am – 2 pm  “Colorful Collage Flowers”
Hands-on art making activity with Meri Ruble: Create cheerful decorative art for your garden using upcycled and simple materials. Family-friendly.
Music in the Garden
by Broadway School of Music & the Arts Instructors:
Enjoy a respite from Garden Walk while listening to live music in the shady courtyard between BSMA and Darl Center for the Arts!
  • 1:00 pm – Joseph Mook, piano
  • 2:00 pm – Patricia Noonan Knox, violin and flute
  • 3:00 pm – Skip Edwards Jazz Duo (piano and electric bass)


July 14, 11 am

Broadway Slavic Village: 6501 Hosmer
Guided GardenWalk Bike Tour

A guided bike tour of Broadway Slavic Village home gardens and green space. Relaxed easy pace. Map will be available for those who want to travel at their own pace. To register for the guided tour, click here.

July 14, 10 am – 2 pm
Detroit Shoreway: 7005 W Clinton Ave
Rock Painting

Rock painting is an art of beauty, wellness, and fun. 
All supplies provided: rocks, paint, brushes, and sealer. Already designed rocks are available for you to take with you for your own garden. One per person, until supplies last. We hope you will join us!

July 14, 3 pm (45min)
Detroit Shoreway: Labyrinth Park

W 65th St & W Clinton Ave
Guided Edible Plant Walk with Selena Awesome Vicario, Peter Rabbit Project

Join us for this interactive plant identification tour. Explore many of the native and invasive edible/medicinal plants that grow in our landscape. Learn the basic “do’s and don’ts” of urban foraging and share tips and recipes about your favorite foraged foods. Practice your foraging and plant identification skills at this accessible activity. Plant walk route is wheelchair accessible, families are encouraged to attend (children must be supervised by an adult). Plant identification resources also available.

July 14, at 12:30pm (90min)
Detroit Shoreway: Labyrinth Park
W 65th St & W Clinton Ave
Mini Food Forestry: Upcycled Urban Container Gardening Activity/Workshop with Selena Awesome Vicario, Peter Rabbit Project

This accessible, family friendly activity will teach you the basics of efficient home container gardening.Learn basic seed sprouting techniques and methods for regrowing food from scraps, seed saving strategies, and more. Also learn tips and tricks to repurpose/recycle common household items to create a beautiful garden. Some materials will be provided, or bring your own. Examples include: hanging planters from gallon jugs, seed starters from paper rolls, seed germination incubators and self-irrigating terrariums from recycled bottles. Container gardening resources also available.

July 14, 2 pm
Little Italy: 12111 Mayfield Rd
Italian American Museum of Cleveland

IAMCLE hosts Dr. John Grabowski and Lauren Pacini, authors of the book ‘Cleveland’s Cultural Gardens: A Landscape of Diversity’. Honoring and embodying the cultural heritages of a region through the beauty of shared outdoor spaces.

July 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29, 6 – 8 pm
Fairfax 2229 E 97th St
Cleveland Growth and Gratitude Station

Enjoy intergenerational short stories and discussion; quiet games, short stretch or just tea in the garden. Brief discussions about sustainable practices will always be included.

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