I had the opportunity to experience GLOW at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens this past weekend. It was a beautiful attraction, and I am happy that I went. However, I believe that something was missing just the same.
GLOW featured some beautifully-decorated Christmas trees and also over sixty gingerbread houses skillfully and lovingly made by many local families. There was also live music and the opportunity to ride the trolley around the outdoor gardens ( even though it is winter). However, there is only so much you can see with gingerbread buildings and the few Christmas trees that they had. Do not get me wrong; the trees and gingerbread houses that they had were very beautiful. Unfortunately, it was over too quickly. The line was way too long for the trolley. As a result, I was done with seeing everything in about fifteen minutes. The cost of general admission at the gardens is $12 for non-senior adults. Personally, I like to be able to see more for approximately one-dollar per minute. One positive was that the gardens themselves for plants from Costa Rica, Madagascar, etc are still open this time of the year. I spent another half-hour looking at those to get my money's worth.
I have visited The Cleveland Botanical Gardens before and was not disappointed. I was surprised that I was this time. I believe that next year, they should add more Christmas trees indoors and have a few less gingerbread houses. Just my opinion. You all can either agree or disagree with me.
I was able to take some photographs of the exhibit. They are featured in the slideshow with this article.
Either way, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Everyone!!