GardenWalk is not a contest or a roster of expert gardeners. GardenWalk gardeners have chosen to put their gardens on GardenWalk because they have put time and energy into their gardens, they are proud of them and want to share and teach and learn. By taking the self-guided tour you can:
- Get and give ideas on gardening and neighborhood living
- See and learn about all sorts of flowers, trees, vegetables, fruits, birds, and bees, and art
- Be wowed by the spirit of gardeners whose yards change the blocks where they live
- Hear Cleveland history at a personal level from gardeners and other people you will meet
In 2019, 270 gardens representing seven neighborhoods participated in GardenWalk Cleveland.
The GardenWalk Cleveland 2020 neighborhoods are:
- Broadway Slavic Village
- Detroit Shoreway
- Little Italy
- Old Brooklyn
- West Park
Each GardenWalk neighborhood has an Information Station with GardenWalk Guides, a light snack, and something to drink. At Information Stations, you will find additional information about the neighborhood, restaurants, maps and other amenities. The Information Stations are indicated in the Guide, as well as by the GardenWalk banner in front of the property.
Refreshment stops are locations where gardeners have volunteered to offer light refreshments and offer a chance to mingle with other gardeners and visitors.