The Garden in bloom 


Cleveland Botanical Garden is a vibrant, ever-changing oasis. Beauty is in bloom at every turn. With 20 distinct gardens and a Glasshouse showcasing both rainforest and desert plants, you'll find many plants in bloom every day of the year.

Here is a small sample of some of our favorites for this season. Join us late September through November to see them!

  • Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst
    Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst'
    Japanese beautyberry is a cascading 4’ shrub that blooms modestly in the summertime, but stops traffic with a fall display of bright purple berries in the Gaetway Garden.
  • Aloe deltoideodonta var. candicans
    Aloe deltoideodonta var. candicans
    Madagascar is rich in Aloe species - rosettes of succulent, pointed leaves that give rise to spires of red, yellow or orange flowers.
  • Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
    Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
    Blue ginger (not a member of the ginger family) is 8 feet tall, a native of Brazilian forests, and sends up electric blue flowers for months at a time.
  • Cornus kousa
    Cornus kousa
    Kousa dogwood is a tree for all seasons on the Geis Terrace, with abundant white spring flowers, intriguing bark and apricot fall foliage.
  • Salvia elegans
    Salvia elegans
    Pineapple sage is late to flower in the Western Reserve Herb Society Herb Garden, but its crimson blooms are thrilling companions to the surrounding fall foliage.
  • Monkshood  - Aconitum napellum
    Monkshood - Aconitum napellum
    Late-blooming, blue and four feet tall, this hardy perennial provides welcome color in the fall border.