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Cleveland Botanical Garden welcomes spring

Return of the Butterflies opens April 1 in the Costa Rica biome. Photo credit: Bob Perkoski

Spring has sprung at the Cleveland Botanical Garden! Enjoy a captivating way to experience the great outdoors and get in touch with nature.  The gardens are awakening in the new season, and you will not want to miss it!  Cleveland Botanical Garden hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am– 5 pm and Sunday noon–5 pm.     
Return of the Butterflies
To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forests & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in the Costa Rica biome.  The butterflies in the Costa Rica biome will bring the glasshouse to life in a colorful, moving, and exhilarating way!  There will be a public butterfly release Tuesdays-Sundays daily at 2 pm in the biome.  Visitors will learn about the butterflies, and even assist with the release!  Now open!
Hershey Children’s Garden
Help your child disconnect from technology and discover the wonders of nature.  As they explore plant and animal life, they’ll have a new appreciation for the environment.  They can become immersed in hands-on activities like observing honeybees in their hive, searching for fish, frogs, and turtles in the pond, exploring and playing in nature’s playground, and so much more!  Now open! 

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8 • 9 am – noon 
Join us for an eggceptionally fun day at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.  New this year, there will be no official “start” time for the egg hunt. Eggs will be continually hidden all morning long; once each hunter has received their 10 natural seed bomb eggs, they can retrieve their delicious prize at our candy station.  Our seed bomb eggs are a great way to avoid plastic and encourage planting. Visitors can look forward to learning about seed dispersal in unconventional ways—leaping, twisting, and running!  Advance registration is required. 
Free Admission Day (Arbor Day)
Friday, April 28, 2023 
Enjoy free admission to the Cleveland Botanical Garden and a free tree seedling giveaway while supplies last. 
Outdoor Gardens
Whether you’re a budding plant lover or a deep-rooted botanist, our beautiful campus has something for everyone.  In late March and early April, visit our gardens to spot the first sights of spring!  Look for blooming snowdrops, witch-hazels, lenten rose, spicebush, and more.  Catch the first glimpse of blooming spring bulbs on the Geis Terrace.  Let your love of nature draw you to the Japanese Garden where every detail matters. Take refuge among towering trees and enjoy a brief escape from our bustling city in our Woodland Garden.  Head to the Western Reserve Herb Society Garden where there are over 3,500 plants, a collection used for dyes, historic roses, culinary needs, and medicinal remedies, just to name a few. Additionally, don’t forget to stroll through our Gateway Garden, Perennial Garden, Restorative Garden, Inspiration Gardens, Rose Garden, and Topiary Garden on your visit.