Gardenview Horticultural Park

Gardenview Horticultural Park, Strongsville: Hours, Address, Gardenview Horticultural Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Gardenview Horticultural Park

Gardenview Horticultural Park
4.5
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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lasrichard
Cleveland, OH2 contributions
Family
Took my grandchildren, 18 months and 5. Terrific experience for them. The five year old liked following the trails and the toddler loved the freedom to explore in a safe, controlled environment.

What a wonderful sanctuary for the wildlife being squeezed out by the endless construction in Strongsville.
Written October 10, 2021
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Sharon H
Strongsville, United States4 contributions
Family
I hadn’t been to Gardenview in a few years and went the other day with my mother, husband, and fourteen year old son. I was saddened to hear that the primary caretaker, since 1949, had died at the beginning of this year. The other caretaker, who has been working there for 18 years, is still toiling over the property. It is true that there is a lot of work to be done, but if enough people looked beyond the weeds and deteriorated statues, the park could get well deserved and well needed donations to get more people to help with the upkeep. Perhaps even local colleges would find it beneficial to send students interested in horticulture to volunteer as interns. Anyone who lives in Strongsville knows the constant hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, within that city of traffic, construction, and people on their cell phones everywhere you look, there is a place of serenity right nearby. If there is any negativity to be gained from this experience, it’s the thought of Gardenview ceasing to exist because not enough people care enough to help continue what one man started. Henry Ross had a vision and made Gardenview a reality, and he did it on his own terms and in his own way. I think anyone who has a love for flowers, gardens, nature, and peace should visit and then donate a small contribution as well. Despite much work to be done, my family and I were still able to appreciate the “oasis of beauty” that Henry Ross took his whole life to create and maintain. Watching his memorial video on Gardenview’s website gives a remarkable look at the past and present of Gardenview and the story behind the man who started it all. However, even if I didn’t watch the video, it is evident, after visiting Gardenview, that the beautiful gardens that have blossomed and thrived within its walls are due to the eternally beautiful soul of Henry Ross.
Written August 13, 2014
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Rocky Murdock
Strongsville, OH67 contributions
Gardenview Horticultural park is an amazing place to visit. It's very quiet, serene, and highlights the local natural beauty. There are many winding paths, tons of foliage, trees, ponds, and wildlife. Great for an afternoon stroll with the family. It's the Metroparks on steroids. My daughters love watching dragonflies, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife.
Written February 5, 2012
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Morgan1025
Strongsville, OH219 contributions
Solo
I stopped here one day to practice with a new camera. It was a private setting. As others indicated, it is tucked away and is not widely advertised. I was able to roam freely and get some great shots, not only of plants and ponds but also statuary. It did need a bit of maintenance and trimming. Small admission fee and limited hours ...best to check online before you go.
Written January 15, 2019
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jjudy4sons
Parma, OH21 contributions
Couples
We had passed this wall and garden entrance 100 times not realizing what was on the other side. My boyfriend and I visited on Sunday afternoon and found a beautiful oasis of lush plants, trees, ground cover and the most unusual flowers I had ever seen. The caretaker was so friendly and a font of information on the garden's history and the man who built his "Garden of Eden" single handedly. Several garden statues dot the landscape and, although weather worn, they enhance the history of this garden. Hard to believe one man maintains all 6 acres but he does a terrific job. Would not recommend for young children and might be difficult to navigate a stroller in the grassy path. But anyone who wants to escape the hectic daily grind will find peace and tranquility behind the mysterious gray wall.
Written July 10, 2018
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MrsDDO
Bellingham, WA103 contributions
Friends
This "oasis of beauty" is a garden of uncommon plants plus ponds, birds, and arboretum, with many benches and viewpoints. English Cottage Gardening presented by the ever-laboring Henry Ross; he'll probably be there to greet you. I'm going to go back for the Crabapple flowering in May or so. Only $5 to enter and stroll, and $25 for a membership which gets you in free. Don't be fooled be the big gray wall, look for the small sign. Also, it is near a good destination restaurant in an historic building, so make a day of it, as I did with my elderly mom, and she loved it!
Written November 2, 2011
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jmarion93
Cleveland, OH25 contributions
Lived in the area my whole life and never visited Gardenview. In fact drove by many times and never even noticed it. It is a relatively narrow property on a very comercially congested street - where you would not expect gardens. Not well marked, and not well advertised. When you enter a small parking area -you immediately notice that the upkeep is wanting. Nevertheless, we paid our $5 each to a seasonal employee, who was very nice, but not very knowledgeable. Self guided tour is well marked - but sadly the many plants are not. So without a plant identification app you have no way of knowing what you are looking at. In Mid August there was plenty blooming, but it appears earlier in the season there is probably more. The place is bigger than the parking lot would indicate - with gardens up front, two ponds in the middle and mostly trees in the rear. Some areas seemed pruned and refreshed, but most look like they were beginning to suffer from neglect. The website and very nice brochure definitely oversell the place today. They tout unusual trees and exotic plants; but the normal person (like me) could not pick them out. Even if funds are limited, they should invest a few dollars in identification tags. I for one would have enjoyed it more.
Written August 14, 2021
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sharlene r
Strongsville, OH6 contributions
Couples
Awesome. Quiet, abundant greenspace in the bustle of the suburb. Located just feet off busy Pearl Rd, this large walking garden shows an enormous variety of plants and flowers. While the space is not 'manicured' as such, it is well kept by the hard work of the young caretaker who took over for tbe older gentleman who passed away. It's a delightful respite from an overcrowded shopping nightmare that this city can be. My husband even performed a wedding for a buddy and his wife last summer. The caretaker/owner could not have been nicer or more accommodating. It was delightful. Take a stroll, you wont be disappointed!
Written March 19, 2017
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Sally B
Islamorada, FL1 contribution
Friends
These gardens are worth a trip any time of year. Hidden behind a wall on the busy main street through town, you find quiet beauty along garden paths. Stop for a bit - get away from the stresses of your busy life, relax with nature in this botanical paradise, and then you can go back to the hustle and bustle of your day renewed and enriched.

Bring your Mom's there on Mother's Day. In the winters many plants are dormant of course, but the green houses are alive with color. Become a member. Support this wonderful nonprofit organization.

My family and I thank Garden Founder, Henry Ross, for his lifetime dedication to creating, improving and maintaining this hidden treasure!
Written December 21, 2013
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ohiowino2010
Strongsville, OH38 contributions
Family
Gardenview is the unique inspiration of the Henry Ross and his pursuit of an island of beauty in a sea of monotony. Strongsville is hardly a quaint French (or American) village. Rather it is bland and similar to many other suburban communities that are laced with fast food franchises, big box stores, and shopping malls. It wasn't always this way, but "progress" has caught up with what once was "small town America". Inside Gardenview one will find flowers arranged in and around its many trees. Sometimes the weeding can get too much for the staff, so use your imagination and ignore them. The place is enclosed with a high fence that provides lots of privacy for your visit.
Written November 25, 2013
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Gardenview Horticultural Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM