Landscaping. Architecture. Sculpture. These elements come together to celebrate cultural identity in the form of The Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
The Gardens reflect the diversity of people that shaped Cleveland and the nation.
John D. Rockefeller donated 254 acres of land in 1896 in celebration of the city's first centennial. Since then, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens have evolved to include the Shakespeare Garden, created by Leo Weidental in 1916, and many other parks that represent the diversity of Northeast Ohio.
The individual gardens pay tribute to the many philosophers, scientists, composers, and other great thinkers that made significant contributions to civilization.
Collectively, the Gardens are symbolic of respect for one another - that we may achieve a true and lasting peace through mutual understanding.