GardenWalk Cleveland tour is July 11 and 12

The Fifth Annual GardenWalk Cleveland will take place July 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cleveland Heights resident Jan Kious, founder and chairperson of the annual event, said, “GardenWalk is an opportunity to show Cleveland at its best!”

While the free, self-guided tour of more than 200 private gardens, farms, vineyards and orchards is focused on the city of Cleveland, the annual event is organized in large part by a committed group of Cleveland Heights volunteers. Besides Kious, they include Dorothy Bier and Greta De Meyer, longstanding members of the Perennial Society.

Neighborhoods on this year’s GardenWalk include Detroit Shoreway, Old Brooklyn, Larchmere, West Park and Slavic Village. Each neighborhood will have a designated headquarters where visitors can find garden maps, restrooms and water.

Guides showing maps of the gardens on the tour will be available for download beginning July 1, at

Mary Hosier

Mary Hosier is a recent transplant to Cleveland Heights from White Bear Lake, Minn. This is her second year on the GardenWalk committee. She writes an educational citizen science project, Journey North, that tracks animal migrations and seasonal change (

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