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GardenWalk Cleveland showcases the city's green space

Posted at 11:54 AM, Jul 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 11:54:30-04

CLEVELAND — It’s a beautiful day to stop and smell the flowers in some of Cleveland’s best private and community gardens.

Its all a part of this year’s GardenWalk Cleveland event.

There are more than 270 gardens featured in the 2019 walk, which is spread out over two days.

Saturday was the West Side's time to shine.

People had free rein of gardens in Detroit Shoreway, Old Brooklyn and West Park.

The goal is to celebrate the diversity of Cleveland’s neighborhoods and their gardens and to bring communities together.

Now in its 8th year, organizers started the GardenWalk in Cleveland after going to one in Buffalo, seeing how it changed people's perceptions of that city, and hoping it would do the same here.

"Everybody is very appreciative. Everybody seems very appreciative that you're opening your garden and that you're allowing them into your home and into your yard. And most people that come they enjoy gardening, they enjoy their homes, and they you know, look around and get different ideas on what to do to their own home,” Victor Delzotto, a gardener and homeowner in West Park, said.

The tours are 100% free and self-guided.

On Sunday, you can check out some gardens on the east side neighborhoods of Little Italy, Broadway Slavic Village, Collinwood, and Fairfax starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.