Garden with 40 plots was origin of Summer Sprout program. Started in 1974 by beloved police officer and neighborhood fixture Dan Kane (born and lived his whole life one block away) to give neighborhood kids productive summer activity. Original fence was 16′ due to 1970s vandalism and theft fears.
Located at E 82 and Quincy, this versatile park space invites visitors with lovely plantings and unique seating that integrates the neighborhood’s rich history with public art. Used for both quiet reflection and public gatherings.
Five major flowerbeds and two smaller ones include sculptures with perennials and annuals. The front garden features gargoyles with a splash of colorful annuals and perennials. The west bed is a memorial garden to our dog, Walter. The back perennial bed has a statue of Mary. Also, a whimsical kitchen garden and over 20 varieties of day lilies.
Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation (LIRC) is a non-profit community development organization made up of concerned residents, business owners, members of long standing neighborhood institutions and other individuals. The organization was created to facilitate economic development, eliminate blight and deterioration, guard against future deterioration and protect the cultural essence of the community.
The front, side and back garden is only 2 years old. My goal is to create a beautiful environment for all creatures, including humans. This garden holds A National Wildlife Federation certificate and I rely on natural environmentally friendly solutions when they are needed.
4-acre nature preserve with wetlands, native plants, boardwalk, trails, amphitheater. Opened in 2019, is newest public greenspace in neighborhood. Provides outdoor experiences for adjacent Boys & Girls Club and Mound Elementary School. https://westcreek.org/project/morgana-bluffs-nature-preserve/
Elegant garden transforming a corner home with a view. Hosta’s, lavender-colored plants, annuals and perennials are sprinkled with splashes of colors in pots with lavender lighting make your walk through this garden a sensory delight.
Colorful porch garden with pots on stairs and banister is a delight to see. Charles, a proud chef, added vegetable pots to mix with flowers. Imagine the tasty plates the vegetables will yield or just enjoy the flowers.
Gardener took advantage of uneven terrain left by prior demolition, building paths with creative twists and turns as you walk along to make the colorful textured garden a multi-sensory experience. Perennials large and small take stage at different levels as you walk, turn, step up, step down and see colorful creatively planted beauty.
Simplicity, beauty, and class describe this front yard adorned with perennials, evergreens, and splashes of color with annuals. Topped off with a colorful Japanese maple tree accent that delights your eyes.
Meticulously designed vibrant front garden complete with colorful flowers, shrubs and fountain that leads to backyard oasis. which includes welcoming seating, perennials and landscaping boulders. You may feel as though you’ve traveled afar but you’re right here on 97th Street.
Gardener’s attitude is ‘I Do’ what needs to be done to take care of his garden and vacant lot next door. Vegetable garden always has produce larger than his neighbors so must have a secret for his veggie garden. Beautiful front yard lilies are surrounded by splashes of color from potted annuals and other flowers.
Urban wannabe homestead with varied sections: vegetable garden, flower garden, memorial garden, fruit tree area, chicken coop area; and places to relax, exercise, and meditate with flowers in view. Though this is a private garden, the memorial garden is in honor of past residents from E 97 St.
National Wildlife Habitat area. Over a half acre of native plants, shrubs, and trees. Cross a small creek to a shaded wildflower garden. Buttonbush, black and gray pussy willow, paw paw, corkscrew willow, butterfly bush, sumac, ninebark, dogwood, weeping cherry, and many other with ID cards on each.
Legacy Garden serves as a gateway to the Edgewater Hill neighborhood. Established in 2012, the garden has evolved each year and features nearly 40 raised beds, community space with a fire pit, greenhouse, berry brambles, a display stand to share produce, hydrangea border, and compost station, in collaboration with Rust Belt Riders.
Our backyard is a menagerie of flower beds with perennials and annuals, new stone walls for the largest beds, a vegetable garden, and a play area for our young grandsons including a hill to climb and roll down on.
Insanity running wild. One will find Holly, both male and female, forsythia, a peony tree, golden privet, Solomon’s seal, hardy blue salvia, coral bells, too many old fashioned tiger lilies, and a ton of adopted plants trying to conquer the world.
Public space featuring perennial garden with flagstone walkways, stone borders gathered from local demolition sites. Features wall of artwork by local artists designed for rotating exhibits, fruit trees and some native plants.
Plantings front, back, both sides. Micro backyard sanctuary with mixed perennial border, opening to large sunny side yard with daisies, black-eyed susan, coneflower, etc. Lots of work done during lockdown, so come on over and see it!
This century home has a front porch jungle oasis and a back yard garden jam packed with flowers. A small pond is home to some very old goldfish, and a water feature in the far-back shade garden is a favorite of neighborhood birds. This yard is a perennial GardenWalk favorite.
Simple, well maintained, front and side gardens compliment this large old colonial home. The backyard was completely rebuilt in 2018 and was equipted with a reclaimed sandstone patio and homemade cedar planter boxes, which made it super cozy. An enclosed berry cage was added last year to keep out those darn birds and squirrels!
This small garden features several varieties of tomatoes (Lemon Boy, Golden Jubilee, Sun Sugar, Super Sweet 100 Red Cherry, Early Girl, Rutgers, Beefsteak, and Cherokee Purple), green and yellow bell peppers, standard and round zucchini, white and purple German Eggplant, spaghetti and butternut squash, and basil. An impressive quantity in limited space.
Charming, brightly-colored 19th century colonial home with romantic side yard complete with large weeping cherry tree. Abundant greenery and hydrangeas frame classic, large front porch. Small bonsai garden tucked behind.
Colorful and creative botanical chalk drawings expand the garden onto the sidewalk at 7708 Franklin Blvd. (Weather permitting). This year we’re adding tree identification cards to share information about our beautiful urban canopy.
Used as an Artist’s studio and home to several honey bee hives, this previously condemned house has been fully renovated. The front yard garden plants were chosen for their dark leaf color, to match the monochromatic look of the house. Second year garden plants include: smoke bush, mondo grass, elderberry, wine and roses, sedum, sweet potato vine, actaea, heuchera.
Yellow, Italianate Victorian, circa 1880. Home of Jeff and JP since 2016. The front lawn and garden (as well as side garden) were replanted in 2019 after struggling for two years to achieve healthy plant growth in our very shaded front yard space!
Garden complements new AB Hart school, enhances neighborhood with butterfly garden, reading and study areas and jubilant sunflowers. Created and maintained by parents, students, teachers and community with support of CAP Academy.
This garden has evolved over 20 years and includes roses, perennials and vegetables. It is a respite from busy daily life with a water feature, shade garden and pleasant patio. The garden also hosts chickens and bees.
Business in the front, party in the back! Northern Cal vibe in the front, and backyard a secret oasis with dappled shade, a variety of perennials, annuals, evergreens and garden art sprinkled throughout. Individual garden “rooms” invite you to sit aand perhaps take in details you might miss upon first look.
Three separate gardens: A formal front yard with planters on the porch. A large open area perfect for outdoor games. A pleasant shaded hideaway from the world with garden art, perennials and a multitude of pots with annuals.
An ever-evolving backyard paradise. From humble beginnings just 5 years ago, to upper and lower vegetable gardens, herb beds, fruit trees, berry patches, and perennials. We spend much of our time listening to music on the patio and plotting how to combat pests, squirrels, and deer through use of fencing, companion planting, and the dog!
We have an ornamental garden: color, design, water movement, and texture with winding paths, trees, bushes, perennials, annuals, statuary, trolls, gnomes, and fairies (redeveloped the front yard garden).
Our informal cottage garden beds are dense with hosta, hydrangea, lamb’s ears, clematis, herbs and more. Vines clamber up fence posts, structures and pergola. Filled with vintage decor, romance and sweetness, it’s friendly and comforting. Two patios offer plenty of seating options. Catch a glimpse of our fat cat enjoying the shade.
The front yard reels you in with beautiful plants. But make your way to the back yard and through the gate and find yourself in a wonderful secret garden. Tropical plants, wildflowers, bogs with carnivorous plants, fruit trees and so much more. We have bee hives, chickens, frogs and fish. A truly magical and special place.
Perennial border garden designed to make the most of a small irregularly shaped yard. With lots of native and naturalizing plants, this peaceful garden offers shelter and enticing food sources to birds, butterflies, and bees.
This garden was built by Wenzel Spicka and John Ferenschitz ca 1928. It was entered in a garden contest sponsored by the Plain Dealer in 1930 and won second place. The garden features a fountain, small castle, arbors, flower pots and plant stands all constructed from cement. Recent metal sculptures makes it a must see! (Research by West Park Historian Gary Swilik)
Beautiful array of multi-colored daylilies in the front, irises on the side, brightly colored and unique yard and porch art. Three raised beds with veggies, pots with herbs, charming perennials in clusters along the side and back fences. Bird houses and lots of trinkets to catch the eye.
Larger garden has a fish pond, deck, patio and shed. Large perennial garden including sun and shade. About 20 types of hosta. All plants are identified by common name and particular cultivar. Plants attract birds, hummingbirds and butterflies. Multiple bird nest boxes. Patio with annual pots and hanging baskets. Old Brooklyn is a great neighborhood and getting better every year!
This perennial garden, located in the Woodhaven Development off of Euclid Avenue and E 85th St., is filled with sentiment and delight. Foxgloves, lilies, peonies, lupine, moonflowers, wild blue ageratums, blue bells, cosmos, daisies, bachelor buttons, all housed under a cottonwood tree and seated next to a buckeye tree.
New to the Gordon Square Arts District, we’re excited to create new front garden beds for the neighborhood to enjoy. From lilacs and hydrangeas to rose of Sharon and black-eyed Susans, we invite our fellow Clevelanders to enjoy our colorful vision! And don’t hesitate to check out the new gardens out back as part of Gardenwalk!
Duke Farms, now in its third year, has a greenhouse, 30 beds, 8 used for food donation and the rest are tended to by community members. The front of the garden features the Judge McCormick’s Wildflower Garden. The property boasts thousands of succulents growing freely, flower baskets, active composting, blackberries, raspberries and walkable paths. Visitors are welcome to stop in the house to use the bathroom, admire a host of houseplants and have a refreshment.
Please visit our front yard and our back yard. Our front yard is doing the best it can in full shade. Our back yard features a a double barrel rain water capture system, infiltration walk and tiny pond. The back yard also features a DIY kids fairy garden, kids mud kitchen and DIY play set.
The highlights of this double-lot cottage garden include an expansive rose collection, a chicken coop, raised vegetable beds that employ the Square Foot Gardening Method, as well as many berries and fruit trees which have been incorporated into the edible landscape.
Our backyard is a quiet oasis with a fountain water feature made of recycled materials. Solar panels on the garage roof. A weathered brick wall serves as a fence between the yards. Redbud trees and arbor vitae supply welcome shade. Look for the mural on the side of the garage.
A pollinator’s paradise, the front yard features a native wildflower rain garden in place of lawn. Moving down the side of the house predominantly native plants gradually transition to fruit trees and brambles with a child-centered backyard including a “treehouse” grape arbor, raised vegetable beds, and a small patio.
corner lot on Brookside and 63rd. Landscape featuring various flowers, shrubs and trees. Much stone work incorporated in the landscaping with a few fairies, sprites, gnomes and forest creatures to create smiles!
Our garden and deck are the center of entertainment and dining from spring through fall. From our table we can view the display change from daffodils and tulips to a variety of perennials including roses, daisies, coneflowers, clematis, trumpet vine and hydrangeas. Hostas are the anchor of our landscape.
A Community Garden less than 10 years old with 39 individually rented raised beds, peach and apple trees, strawberry bed, blackberry brambles, and picnic area. Tucked away in the Jefferson neighborhood of West Park, SDCG has competed in the Cuyahoga County Fair Community Garden Displays in 2018 and 2019, taking 3rd and 2nd place respectively.
Flower beds with some emphasis on native species; a pergola with clematis and wisteria; a square-foot vegetable garden; blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. We draw in butterflies, bees and birds by creating habitat and offering bird food while keeping away groundhogs and skunks. Debra has lots of herbs which she dries for use in cooking, medicinal purposes and herbal teas.
The backyard is planted in shades of pink and has a quirky up-cycled water feature. Front and side yards have pops of jewel-toned color. Most plants were started from seed in a greenhouse in early spring, with a focus on perennials and biennials. The garden beds were created within the last four years, and are always expanding and evolving!
Some plants are over 60 years old and others were planted this Spring. Enjoy the porch, patio and park bench. See a real potting shed. The 5 bird houses are filling up fast. See if you can find the tribute to Simon and Garfunkel.
Front yard garden in development: an edible, sharable food and healing herbal project based on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) practice of planting the three sisters together–corn, beans, and squash, who teach lessons of reciprocity and the “emerging relationship between indigenous knowledge and Western science, both of which are rooted in the earth.” (Robin Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass)
The space was grassless when the home was purchased. A hidden concrete garage pad was removed along with 60 sq ft of asphalt. Trumpet vine, red currents, and perennials were added. A cedar fence and gate were built. Every year a few small things change.
Century Victorian in the heart of Detroit Shoreway. Front of the house native garden including cactus native to the great lakes region. Backyard includes a chicken coop, composting system, rain barrels, berry canes, patio made from reclaimed brick, raised bed, salad table, container with veggies and herbs, and a cold-frame made with reclaimed material.
Front porch and drive lined with an array of hanging floral arrangements; Hostas, Azalea and Hydrangea bushes, Climbing Roses, Pinky Winky tree and climbing Clematis adorn the front yard. At night all is accented with landscape lighting.