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The Botanical garden dressed up for the holidays....

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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Has anyone went or heard about this event at the Cleveland Botanical garden. It's called Glow at the Garden!  I have seen ads, but dont know much about it. 

 

by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM

carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Ride the Garden Express

An enchanting journey

Your kids’ faces light up with excitement before you’ve even realized what’s happened. What’s that sound you hear? It’s the clanging of a bell and the thunderous call of a train whistle. All aboard! The Garden Express takes riders on a fun-filled journey from the Geis Terrace to Hershey Children’s Garden and back, trekking along garden paths illuminated with twinkling lights and lively decorations. The ride is even more magical at night.

After your trip is done, come inside and warm up with some hot cocoa in the Garden Café while you listen to your favorite carols of the season.

carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Decorate your own gingerbread

We've got the trimmings, you've got the imagination

You can’t help but get in the spirit and feel inspired as you marvel at the dozens of whimsical gingerbread houses on display throughout Glow, and as you enter our bustling town square you notice the aroma of more gingerbread beckoning you. What’s this? Is there a house for you to decorate? At the Gingerbread Haus bakery, kids and grown-ups alike can decorate their very own gingerbread houses to take home. What fanciful colors of gumdrops and frosting will look best? You decide.

They’re your memories to make and savor, building your entirely edible masterpiece while you listen to holiday classics and hear the laughter of kids at the nearby Treetop Shop.

Gingerbread Cabin……….$20.00
Gingerbread Haus………..$30.00

carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM

See the lights shine brighter

Special Evening Hours on Wednesdays & Fridays

Glow is at its most magical after sunset. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, Glow stays open until 9 pm. See the brightest side of the Garden as our dozens of sparkling trees twinkle, the sound of your favorite carols reminds you of cherished memories and kids race each other to take the first enchanting nighttime ride aboard the Garden Express.

Sit a spell and enjoy hot chocolate with your family. Take some time to shop for everyone on your list . Start new traditions that you’ll remember forever. It’s all a part of the magic of Glow.

Glow Hours

Special Extended Hours on Wednesdays & Fridays • 10 am – 9 pm*
Special Holiday Hours Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve • 10 am – 3pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays • 10 am – 5 pm
Sundays • Noon – 5 pm

carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:23 PM

All seem to say "throw cares away"

Live Holiday Music

Take yourself back to a simpler time as you enter our town square alive with the cheer and magic of the season. Every day of Glow, we bring you a sleigh full of musicians, bands and carolers, all serenading you with holiday classics that are sure to delight kids from 1 to 92. And as you listen to all of your favorite songs, you may start to wonder just how the day could be any more magical.

Glow Performance Schedule

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays & Fridays* · 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sundays · 12:30 - 4:30 pm
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve · 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Check back soon for a full performance schedule!

carole76
by Group Admin on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Glow at the Garden

Making Your Holidays Bright

Glow Hours

November 23 - December 31
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 10am - 5pm
Evening Hours Wednesdays & Fridays* · 10am - 9pm
Sundays · Noon - 5pm
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve · 10am - 3pm
*Except Friday, December 7

 

Glow Tickets

$12/non-member adult
$6.50/non-member child
FREE for Garden members
BUY TICKETS ONLINE

 

The enticing scents of evergreens and gingerbread fill the air. Twinkling lights and festive music immerse you in the spirit of the season - but this year, it's different. All your senses tell you so. The holidays are all about surprises, and kids can barely wait to discover the many all-new things to do at Glow, the Garden's all-new holiday event that's spectacular by day and even brighter by night!

 

Glow transports you to a world full of seasonal cheer, where all-new wonders and returning traditions await you:

 

· Hop aboard the Garden Express for a magical train ride

· Take a family photo in front of our two-story tree bedecked with live poinsettias.

· Visit a lively town square filled with musicians and carolers.

· Decorate your very own gingerbread house with our full array of sweet treats.

· Let the kids pick out gifts for everyone at the charmingly kid-sized Treetop Shop.

· Grown-ups can do their shopping at The Garden Store.

· Leave your own wish on the Wishing Tree.

· Delight at the creative trees decorated by Affiliate Garden Clubs.

· Marvel at the amazingly whimsical gingerbread houses.

• Take the family skating on real ice at The Rink at Wade Oval.

 

There are many more surprises awaiting you at Glow, and we can't give them all away here. So come and grab a cup of hot chocolate, enjoy some seasonal treats and savor the memories you're making with your loved ones. We hope to see you at Glow.

Ride the Garden Express
Decorate Your Own Gingerbread
Kids Shop at the Treetop Shop
Listen to Live Holiday Music
Leave Your Wish on the Wishing Tree
Special Evening Hours

Buy your tickets today and join us for Glow at the Garden!

 

Buy Glow Tickets Now!

Glow Tickets

  • $12/non-member adult
  • $6.50/non-member child
  • FREE for Garden members


Glow Schedule

Friday, November 23 - Monday, December 31

 

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays · 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays & Fridays · 10am - 9pm (except Friday, December 7)
Sundays · Noon - 5pm

 

Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve · 10am - 3pm
Closed Mondays, December 25 & January 1

 

 

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Buy Glow tickets online now!

 

 

VISITOR HOURS
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
ADMISSION
  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $9.50
  • Children (3-12): $4.00
  • Groups: (15 or more): $7.50
  • Seniors Groups (15 or more): $6.00
  • *Special Pricing Applies to Events
DIRECTIONS

Click on the map below:

 

cleveland botanical gardens
Cleveland Botanical Garden is generously funded by the residents of
Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
11030 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106 USA
T. 216.721.1600 F: 216.721.2056 info@cbgarden.org
Copyright 2012 Cleveland Botanical Garden

carole76
by Group Admin on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Thinking about going today, has anyone gone already?

Mdmooch
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:18 AM
I was thinking about taking P. We love the botanical gardens.
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Mdmooch
by Silver Member on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:19 AM
I was actually going to mention this to the group but it is kind of far for everyone else and I didn't think anyone would want to go up that way.
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carole76
by Group Admin on Dec. 13, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I haven't gone in years.  Rick and I went, back when I first moved here.  I remember raking was hairy, but worth it.

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