The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is offering Clevelanders a chance to get away from the drab colors of Winter and be dazzled by the sight of their free annual display of vibrantly colored Spring and Easter season flowers running from now through the end of April.
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Spring Show This year's indoor display features a multitude of yellow, pink, orange, red and white lilies along with pink and variegated azaleas, blue, pink and white hydrangeas, yellow and orange tulips, purple hyacinths and a variety of orchids in exquisite colors.
Outdoors, because of the recent weather conditions, not many of the Spring flowers are yet in bloom but there are hundreds of daffodils, tulips and irises planted in the outside gardens which gives visitors an excuse to make a return visit to the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse in about a month or so and be greeted by a spectacular sight of blooming flowers.
While at the Greenhouse be sure to check out the other inside gardens with their collections of exotic plants including the room of cactus and desert landscape plants. The Greenhouse also has an extensive collection of tropical plants. Don't miss the room with the tropical fruit trees. Right now you can see oranges, lemons and grapefruit. You can even see bunches of bananas growing.
The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse was built in 1905 and sits on part of the 270 acres donated to the city of Cleveland by industrialist John D. Rockefeller. The original purpose of the Greenhouse was to house plants and flowers to be used in the city parks.
Today, the Greenhouse is also home to magnificent indoor and outdoor display gardens. Visitors can stop by the Greenhouse several times a year and see something different each time as the Greenhouse has several seasonal displays that change every couple months.
Hours for the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
For more information about the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse call 216-664-3103 or get online at www.facebook.com/RockefellerGreenhouse.
The Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is located at 750 E. 88th St. in Cleveland, just off the I-90 MLK Blvd. exit.