Greek Cultural Garden

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are a collection of public gardens located within the City of Cleveland's Rockefeller Park. Within the 276 acres of wooded parkland on the city's East Side are 31 distinct gardens, each commemorating a different ethnic group whose immigrants have contributed to the heritage of the city over the centuries. 

The Greek Cultural Garden was dedicated June 24, 1940. HPS maintains the Greek Garden, restoring and replanting, and preserving this landmark reflecting our Hellenic heritage to the city. Two doric columns frame the garden's entrance opening into a plaza, laid out in the shape of a cross, containing a reflecting pool. A wall and pylons symbolize the wall of the Parthenon. Stone tablets on the wall are inscribed with the names of prominent Greek artists, philosophers, writers and scientists. 

Since HPS re-dedicated the garden in 1994, we have seen the realization of several new gardens. Our involvement has helped to sustain this unique cultural gem in the city of Cleveland. Our long-term plans call for a Poet's Bench and a bronze relief sculpture on the Parthenon wall to fully realize the original garden plans. 

The Greek Garden is a popular location for weddings and wedding pictures throughout the year.
The Annual One World Day Festival is a fun event with a parade of nations, a naturalization ceremony, music food and dancing, and tours throughout the gardens. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation has hosted this event since 1946. 
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens are celebrating over 100 years of Peace Through Mutual Understanding. A highlight of the summer is the One World Day Celebration which will be held at the gardens on August 27. One World Day is sponsored by the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation and is a celebration of the diverse ethnic communities that make up Cleveland. A colorful Parade of Flags, a Naturalization Ceremony, and guided Trolley tours are some of the highlights of the day. 
HPS looks forward to creating more community programming at the garden for all to enjoy.

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