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/.

Transportation

One of the best ways to see Broadway Slavic Village is by bicycle. GardenWalk private gardens, special features and community gardens are found throughout the neighborhood and are easily accessible via multi-purpose trails and bike lanes, including Fleet Avenue -- Cleveland’s first "Complete and Green Street". The neighborhood is connected to MetroParks multi-purpose trails at both its eastern border (Ohio Erie Canal Towpath) and western border (Mill Creek Falls and multi-purpose trail to Garfield Reservation), and the Morgana Run Trail runs through the heart of the neighborhood. Information on scheduled GardenWalk Bike Tours and routes for those cycling on their own can be found here soon, or at the GardenWalk Refreshment Stations listed in the GardenWalk Guide. Bicyclists are responsible for their own safety and equipment.

Refreshment Stations

Pick up a GardenWalk Guide, a cool drink, or a light snack!

Neighborhood Map

Gardens in Broadway Slavic Village

  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    An arrangement of both shade and sun loving plants
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Garden includes raised beds, terraced hillside, 2 arches, bird baths, statuary, deck plantings
  • Reimagining Cleveland Project
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Large perennial flower garden, a reclaimed steel tank, large stone blocks reclaimed from the Fulton Bridge, many trees, double swings, bike path
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Front and back
  • Refreshment Station
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Daylilies, clematis and hanging baskets lend color to a side yard with a patio made private with mature shrubs.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Front perennials with annuals for accent and unusual Mimosa tree and aromic popcorn plant/shrub. Behind fence more perennials. I like it neat!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Various trees and perennial plants
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    My garden is a mix of annuals, perennials (including native plants), and vegetables.
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  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    Public pocket park still under construction.Featuring re-purposed materials from torn down houses in the neighborhood and artwork from local artists.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: Less than 1 year
    INTRODUCING 1st Ever! GARDEN FACTORY plant stand for experienced gardeners to share plants with neighbors. Drop Off extra plants HERE! Share the JOY!
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Creative front yard planting; large side yard that took 5+ years to tame from abandoned house to lush green. Solutions for combining dogs & gardens
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    I am working on just making a beautiful colorful front yard that is pleasing to view if you are relaxing at home.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    perennials
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Cutting garden of traditional flowers takes advantage of a sunlit patch in shady front yard.
  • Refreshment Station
    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
    High yield intensive vegetable garden. Flower border with re-puruposed elements
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  • Refreshment Station
    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: 10-20 years
    Garden in transition as overgrown trees being replaced, side yard from demoed house being added to Japanese maple, rhododendrons, ferns, helleborus .
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    No-mow front yard alternative for a sunny yard. Plantings done to encourage wildlife
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    An array of beautiful flowers and shrubs
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Originally funded by Neighborhood Connections Grant, volunteers envisioned, implemented, & maintain topiary Polish Dragon, with welded metal accent
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Use of pallets and recycled materials to make deck, benches etc. day lilies, bleeding hearts and more. Mural on garage wall adds interest.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    "SERENITY AFTER THE DEMO'S" (Was a TOTALLY empty lot after 2 houses were demo'd) Wheelchair and stroller access down the driveway.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Corner building with inspired art mural, shaded tree stump seats, small rock garden, fenced yard isopen with hibiscus, magnolia, cordyline, daylillies
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Classic Cleveland garden with traditional shrubs and plantings in front. Extra deep yard with vegetables
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: More than 20 years
    Flowers, fruit and fish! This comfortable yard has a mixed-use garden and a small urban fish pond. Hand-made and craft fair art offer accents.
  • 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.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Planter boxes on front steps. Various plants in side garden
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  • 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
    Some annuals, mostly perennials, small vegetable garden, some decorative elements.
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Garden elements include circular historical walkway highlighting Polish history key events and gathering areas in tranquil setting with lush plantings
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    Gated courtyard & breezy private deck embraced by perennial gardens, hydrangeas, flowering trees, river birch. Color pops from potted annuals, herbs.
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 10-20 years
    With a 48' drop, this urban waterfall tallest in Cuyahoga County, powered first grist mills in region. Public art & amphitheater in adjacent meadow
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  • 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!
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  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Placemaking Public Art piece is combined with Sewer District Green Infrastructure installation to create northern gateway for Broadway Slavic Village
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  • 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
    Lots of color on this tiny lot provided by planters and hanging baskets. Handkerchief sized back yard manages to hold tomatoes, roses, and annuals
  • Community Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Empty lot that the Block Club transformed into park with benches, raspberries, fruit trees, flowers, bird feeder and art work
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  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Intensive green infrastructure project by Sewer District manages storm run-off from several blocks of Fleet Ave.
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  • 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: 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: 5-10 years
    my main attraction is a medium size pond with water lilies, fish that have bred the last 3 springs. Shade plants rock pathway.
  • Special Feature
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Intensive green infrastructure project by Sewer District manages storm run-off from several blocks of Union
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Newly acquired side lot (finally!) has new landscaping around outside and inside of fence, new grass, fire pit and flowers.
  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    Historic Slavic Village worker cottage complemented by raised cheerful plantings in raised beds that make the most of tiny frontage.
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 1-2 years
    Fence decorations, some flowers
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  • Private (Home/Business) Garden
    Garden Age: 2-5 years
    Fully planted side yard, including raised beds, vegetable garden and decorative details.
  • 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
    Gardeners take advantage of every square inch of postage stamp corner lot which includes deck on rear of house; front & side plantings, small fountain
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  • Urban Farm / Market Garden
    Garden Age: 5-10 years
    TBD

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.