Happy Spring!

By: Catrina Leone


This has been one long winter but spring is in the air in Cleveland! What better way to celebrate spring time than to go to the Big Spring Event at Cleveland’s Botanical Garden, which is going on all the way until April 27th! It is a great, imaginative world where kids can play, run and discover in an enchanting garden that looms above them with many vibrant colors. Being surrounded by the sights and smells of bright, beautiful flowers, and the sounds of familiar and cozy spring showers, will transport you to a larger-than-life wonderland of springtime fun!



There are many different, exciting things for kids to do at Big Spring:

Dress up like insects at the Toadstool Theatre– Kids get the chance to perform in front of family and friends as their favorite insect.

Make a toast at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party-Make a toast with The Mad Hatter in this whimsical garden.

Explore the Ladybug Labrynith-Kids and their imaginations can run wild in this wild maze, filled with ladybug facts and treasures.

Come “eye to eye” with critters in the Discovery Log– kids get the opportunity to literally come “eye to eye” with the creepy crawly insects, funny mealworms at the mealworm race track, along with frogs and toads.

Dash off to the races with mealworms and Puddle Bug Boats-Customize your own boat and send it off for a race, what will your boat look like?! Don’t miss the chance to join in the daily honeybee parade with Polly, as well as enjoying  the endless delights of Hershey Children’s Garden.


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The fun begins and ends as these times:

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am – 9:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Big Spring Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $12.00
Children (3-12): $8.00
Children under 3: Free
Groups: (15 or more): $10.50
Senior Groups (15 or more): $9.00

During Big Spring, The Garden will also play host to several regional plant society showcases. This will feature everything from traditional springtime favorites to fascinating and exotic flowers. All shows are free with regular Big Spring admission. This is the second Annual Big Spring Event, TV20’s own Leah Haslage was there to cover all the fun and excitement! Stay tuned to TV20, this story will be running in our “Weekly News Wrap-up” next week! Also stay tuned for the full coverage of this event coming soon!

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