Cleveland Botanical Garden

Last week I visited the Cleveland Botanical Garden for an awards banquet. Early April in Cleveland is grey and still cold, but the absence of greenery allows you to really see all the hardscapes used in the outdoor gardens. For those of us that live in areas with cold winters, using stone, wood and metal in our gardens provide texture and color to enjoy until the greenery returns. Here are some of my favorite images of hardscapes used in the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.

Carved Stone wall with up lighing


Mixture of ledge stone to create a garden wall

A cute metal dog sitting in Boxwood


Mossing growing between Cleveland Sandstone pavers


Limestone Veneer Wall, with a Teak (or Ipe) slatted wall behind


Large Granite Foo Dog


A teak (or Ipe) bench with blue stone pavers transitioning into turf


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