Rockefeller Park Greenhouse was Opened in 1905 on land donated to Cleveland from oil Tycoon John D. Rockefeller. Originally the greenhouse was solely used as a place to grow plants to landscape the city’s many parks and gardens. Over The years a new entryway and meeting area were added to the greenhouse along with beautiful botanical gardens that anyone can view, the best part? The green house is always free to visit!
Nowadays the Greenhouse features gorgeous botanical gardens, specialty plants, themed gardens & seasonal floral displays. They are open to visit 7 days a week from 10 to 4.
The glass greenhouse sits on 1 acre and there are 3 additional acres of outside gardens. I unfortunately was not able to get pictures of the outside gardens because it is winter, but i hope to go back and see that when the weather is nice! The greenhouse is a wonderful place to visit in the winter because its nice, warm and cozy and you are surrounded by beautiful plants! what could be better than that? You can at least take a break from the harsh Cleveland winter for a few hours.
They are even growing different tropical fruits here! I thought that was really impressive because its not everyday you get to see banana and orange trees in downtown Cleveland!
The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is located at: 750 E 88th St, Cleveland, OH 44108 They are open 7 days a week from 10 to 4. Parking & Admission are free!