GardenWalk seeks CH gardens for free summer tour
GardenWalk Cleveland Heights is a new organization formed to showcase the beauty of neighborhoods in Cleveland Heights, and to build community within Cleveland Heights and in the Greater Cleveland area.
The first GardenWalk Cleveland Heights is planned for the weekend of July 20 and 21, from noon to 5 p.m.
The spirit of GardenWalk is inclusive. Tours are free, and anyone who wants show a garden may participate. There are no judges or prizes.
It’s an opportunity for anyone who has created a special corner, a water feature, a gathering place around a fire pit, a tree house, or a vegetable patch to share with neighbors and friends. Even when a front yard looks ordinary, a walk to the backyard may reveal a small piece of paradise away from the hustle and bustle of the world.
Every year, GardenWalk plans to highlight private and public gardens in each zip code in Cleveland Heights: 44106, 44112, 44118 and 44121.
“Garden finders” have been assigned to each zip code and will be looking for clusters of gardens within walking distance of one another. If you want to show your garden, nominate someone else's garden, or join the planning committee, call 216-534-6172 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan Kious, resident of Cleveland Heights since 1974, raised four children here with her husband. She is the founder of GardenWalk Cleveland Heights.