Broadway Slavic Village

The Broadway Slavic Village neighborhood is featured in GardenWalk 2018 on Sunday, July 8th ONLY, from 10am-5pm. 

From the Annual Polish Constitution Day Parade to the Pierogi Dash to the imaginative temporary art installations at Rooms To Let, Broadway Slavic Village celebrates its rich, ethnic history while embracing a new active and artistic lifestyle that is attractive to all city dwellers. The neighborhood’s outdoor amenities have been complemented by public art projects such as Arch Park, the Rotaflora and Newburgh Park. These public works of art have been followed by new gallery spaces opening in Slavic Village including the Magalen, Elevate Gallery and the Village Stage which all feature performance and visual art.

Slavic Village is also home to a variety of housing including "ready to move in" and "do-it-your-self" for homeowners, as well as lease and rental options. For information about housing in Slavic Village, please contact michelleb@slavicvillage.org, call 216-429-1182 ext. 102, or visit http://slavicvillagehomes.org/.

Neighborhood Map

Gardens in Broadway Slavic Village

  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    "I love a variety of flowers and colors", Senior citizen uses yard decorations, color accents to complement easy care shade tolerant perennials.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Multiple yard art - a rhino, gnomes, spinners, glass globe train planter.
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Daylilies, clematis and hanging baskets lend color to a narrow but sunny side yard with a patio made private with mature shrubs.
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    1892 home on corner lot with prize-winning trees from former home in Chesterland--Japanese maples,ornamental white pine, weeping evergreen, blu spruce
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Combinations of color--Clematis, herbs, roses, Japanese maple tree, and native flowers make this yard unique. A tiny sanctuary for your enjoyment.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Mill Creek Develop ent home garden with raised beds around the house, terraced hillside, bird baths, bird houses, deck flower pots.
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Community Garden at Holy Name features 30 individual raised bed vegetable plots, berry patches, herbs and flowers. Produce is donated to food pantry
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    An arrangement of both shade and sun loving plants
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Corner boasts all season perennials, decorative grasses, young trees, an industrial artifact/public art, and glider swings. Oasis and Gateway
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    An array of beautiful flowers and shrubs
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Beautification Garden at corner of E 67th and Street Sebert Ave. Vision, design, implementation & maintenance of garden all by resident volunteers
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Easy maintenance deep shade perennial front & side yard planting. Rear yard has herbs;fruit plantings integrated into flower border; wildlife friendly
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Some annuals, mostly perennials, small vegetable garden, some decorative elements.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Cutting garden of traditional flowers takes advantage of a sunlit patch in shady front yard.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Shade tolerant perennials combined with annuals create attractive easy care front yard for rental property.
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    High yield intensive vegetable garden. Flower border with re-puruposed elements
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    The garden consists of a shade garden of perennials & annuals, 120 containers of sun-loving plants of different textures & color and a rose garden.
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Large back yard very lush with newly planted trees and two bee hives tucked away in the back, also beautiful vegetable garden with a verity of herbs.
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    perennials and annuals
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Our backyard is an oxymoron because it has the appearance of a secret wooded place of seclusion rather than an urban yard in a populated area.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Japanese maple, daisies, day lilies, rabbits ear, hostas and iris
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Pocket sized front and side yard with beautiful blooming flowers that add to the beauty of summer!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Exuberant annuals densely displayed, including 'vertical' hanging pots on porch columns. Wide variety of flowers all the colors of the rainbow.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    Small front yard completely replanted this year with neat low-maintenance landscaping
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Using right plantings in this small deep shade front yard enables easy maintenance while contributing to 'green retreat' feel of this lovely street
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Front yard with roses and rhododendron. Can mow with push mower! Back yard raised vegetable beds and intriguing use of 'found' art
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Backyard is secluded desert oasis with cacti, winding walkways, vegetables, plantings around above-ground pool.Shop owners live above this local gem.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Boisterous planting of front & tree lawn create cheerful look with sunflowers and many other plants and flowers. Guaranteed smiles from passersby!
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    I have Perennials and Annuals, most of which are native plants. I also have some pots with vegetables and herbs.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    No-mow front yard alternative for a sunny yard. Plantings done to encourage wildlife
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Gardeners take advantage of every square inch of postage stamp corner lot which includes deck on rear of house; front & side plantings, small fountain
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Neighbors maintain this garden for the enjoyment of owner who has limited mobility
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Backyard shade garden and small deck with canopy. Russian olives, Japanese maple, rhododendren,ferns, helleborus and other shade perennials.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Corner lot oasis with 40' shade trees, traditional annual & perennial flowers, extensive wind chime collection; Welcoming to furry & feathered friends
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Unique white cobbler stone design by Tim. Bird bath with fish sculpture and assorted plants decorate this front yard
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Easy care front yard that complements neighborhood streetscape with towering 40' maple and oak trees.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Two-level use of stone border and creative use of flowering plants adds interest to front yard flower garden.
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Originally funded by Neighborhood Connections Grant, volunteers envisioned, implemented, & maintain topiary Polish Dragon, with welded metal accent
    Special Attractions:
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Placemaking Public Art piece is combined with Sewer District Green Infrastructure installation to create northern gateway for Broadway Slavic Village
    Special Attractions:
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    With a 48' drop, this urban waterfall istallest in Cuyahoga County, powered first grist mills in region. Public art & ampitheater in adjacent meadow
    Special Attractions:
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    A tribute to generations of gardens past. Includes perennials 40+ years old, different types of hydrangeas, building artifacts, rear garden retreat
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    This must-see garden is a highlight of Fleet residential area. Includes added side yard with waterfall and streams,fountain, extensive plantings.
    Special Attractions:

Gardener Stories

Tony Zajac's garden

The house on Claasen looks like any other house on the street, but when I start walking down the drive I glimpse the magical kingdom in the back yard.  Tony Zajac has lived in this house for the past twenty years. During that time he has transformed the back yard into a tropical paradise with hundreds of flowers and shrubs.

Anthony’s love of plants and gardening started at Harvey Rice elementary school in the 4th grade.  He had his own 20’X25’ plot where he grew vegetables and some annuals. He tended this garden every summer until the 7th grade.

Upon meeting Avon Standard it quickly became apparent why he is now managing a second community garden, Regent Community Garden in Slavic Village.  He became involved in the mid 90’s and has continued to lead the efforts ever since. This includes using the large tractor and rototiller to turn and prepare the soil. Standing in the hoop house that opened last year his sense of enthusiasm is contagious.  The hoop house was featured in 'Minority Land Owner' magazine and now contains early thriving vegetables that will be shielded from adverse conditions and the groundhogs that would like to come for lunch.

In the 6 years Terry has lived in this house he has created a paradise in his back yard. The front yard is beautiful too and gives a hint to what a visitor will find in the back.

Lisa has lived in this house, which was built in 1914, for the past 12 years. She loves this part of Slavic Village because the neighbors are friendly and look out for each other. Lisa was born in Long Island and moved several times as a child because of her father's job. She was 13 when her family came to Cleveland.