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‘Big Spring’ event brings big fun

Mar 21, 2017 03:01PM ● By Today's Family
Cleveland Botanical Garden’s imaginative celebration of spring, Big Spring, in now open and runs through April 23.  The family-friendly event welcomes the spring season with indoor activities such as puddle bug boats, Mad Hatter tea party, mealworm races, and daily butterfly releases, along with outdoor activities in the Hershey Children's Garden.
Big Spring highlights include:
  • Indoor garden hedge maze
  • Mad Hatter’s tea party
  • Toadstool Theatre dress up
  • Critter discovery in the Learning Log
  • Mealworm races
  • Puddle bug boats
  • Oversize chess/checkers game
  • Glasshouse with butterfly releases, tortoises, chameleons, birds, and other critters
  • Outdoor activities in the Hershey Children’s Garden (weather permitting)
  • Hundreds of spring blooms including hydrangeas, hyacinths, lilies and mums
Big Spring admission includes full access to the Botanical Garden, including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and outdoor grounds, and is free for members of Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum.  Indoor parking is available.

Big Spring tickets are available online, at the Botanical Garden ticket desk or by calling 216-721-1600, ext. 100.  Advance ticket purchase is not required.  The Botanical Garden is located at 11030 East Blvd. in University Circle in Cleveland.  For complete details about Big Spring visit

About Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, is an ever-changing 10-acre urban oasis where visitors find enrichment and inspiration through fabulous gardens, an exotic Glasshouse and seasonal events.  The Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum are integrated and together make up Holden Forests & Gardens.  Holden Forests & Gardens is making a positive impact on communities through urban greening and forestry initiatives, scientific research, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.  Find out more at

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am – 9 pm
Sundays: Noon – 5 pm
Closed Mondays

Adults: $12
Children (3-12): $8
Children 2 and under: Free
Free for Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum members

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