RPG IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN SUPPORT OF EFFORTS TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Butterflies may be the most beautiful of all the pollinators. The flora at RPG host many species of butterfly, and they may be seen gracing the gardens from spring through late fall. Butterflies visit many flowering plants during the day but prefer butterfly-friendly habitats for their homes. In their tireless search for nourishment, butterflies prefer flat, clustered flowers that provide both a landing pad and sweet nectar. Similar to bees, some species of butterfly, like the monarch (pictured), are endangered.
During this unprecedented time, RPG staff, Friends of Greenhouse, and volunteers are bringing the delights of the Garden to our visitors online. As plants bloom, we will share photos of indoor and outdoor collections. We look forward to welcoming you back to RPG after COVID-19 has subsided. (Pictured, orchid)
Explore luxuriant and peaceful gardens featuring ADA-accessible walkways, tropical fruit trees, a garden for the blind, and spectacular seasonal displays. RPG's Specialty Gardens provide memorable experiences.
The Willott Iris Garden, a beloved legacy of iris experts Tony and Dorothy Willott, is located on the welcoming grounds of the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.
A Cleveland gem, the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse is a City-owned botanical garden and greenhouse that is open to the public seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. Admission is free.
Situated on four peaceful and lush acres, the Greenhouse features a variety of specialty plant collections, seasonal floral displays, and spectacular theme gardens-- including the Betty Ott Talking Garden for the Blind.