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Think "Big Spring" at @CBGardens

The kids and I went courtesy of the Botanical Gardens. We did not received any other compensation. 

Hello Spring!  Hello Cleveland Botanical Gardens!

I can not tell you how sad this so called spring has been for me since it has snowed so much!  And, than like a ray of hope, the kids and I were invited to experience Big Spring at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  I swear the clouds parted as I read of all the cool things to do, see and smell (it is the botanical garden after all).

I hate to admit this but - GLOW this past winter was the first time I had ever been to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  I have no idea why because this is just an amazing place and if their summer exhibits are anything like Big Spring I may buy a family membership.

I could go on and on about the maze for the kids, the larger than life flowers, the meal worm races but, I would rather just show you!

The Ladybug Labyrinth where the kids find there way through, learn about lady bugs and listen to birds.

The kids spent more time in the maze than I thought was possible.

Figuring their way through.

Tea time in the Mad Hatter's gazebo.

Life size chess anyone?

The kids and I with Polly the bee.

My son is on the right, also dressed as a bee.

The girls dressed as butterflies performing on the toadstool stage

About the Cleveland Botanical Garden's Big Spring

from the website...

Alice's wonderland was "curioser and curioser!"

At Cleveland Botanical Garden, we think we know what Alice meant. Humongous ladybugs, giant flowers and enormous garden tools -- these are some of the curious and wonderful things awaiting you at Big Spring, Cleveland’s super-sized, all-new indoor and outdoor springtime celebration.
30,000 brilliant flowers and their sweet scents awaken your senses from a winter slumber, both indoors and out. Here in this larger-than-life setting, choosing what to do first is a kid’s only conundrum. Rain or shine, kids may:
  • Join an imaginative tea party in an enchanting woodland garden 
  • Explore a fanciful indoor garden hedge maze
  • Dress up as bugs and strut their stuff at the Toadstool Theatre
  • Enjoy the outdoors outdoors, where new activities abound, including the endless delights of Hershey Children’s Garden
This spring, go from housebound to spellbound in one giant step.
Big Spring is bound to make your spring more fun. And this year, spring is making it big!

This year, spring is bigger than ever


March 23 - April 28
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
10am - 5pm

Wednesdays & Fridays
10am - 9pm

12 - 5pm


$12/non-member adult
$8/non-member child (3 - 12)
Free for children under 3
Free for Garden members

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