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All-America Selections (AAS) is an organization that tests new varieties of plants for the home gardener. RPG maintains one of the few AAS display gardens in the region. Here, local gardeners can come and view national AAS winners. Read more about the All-America Selections organization and mission.
The Betty Ott Talking Garden for the Blind is a special-interest garden designed for sight-impaired visitors. Plants were chosen for their appeal to all the senses. A raised bed invites explorers to touch and smell plants. Signs provide information in both Roman and Braille type.
Throughout the summer, the Latin American Garden showcases cacti, succulents, flowering plants, and tropical fruits found in the Latin region of Central and South America.
Developed during the 1960s, the Japanese Garden was inspired by traditional Japanese design: it uses plants and materials to suggest a soothing, ancient, and faraway landscape. Of special interest is the Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood Tree, grown from one of six seeds brought from Japan.
Structured and serene, The Mall is a traditional formal garden with clipped hedges enclosing a manicured grass center. Elegant statues placed at each corner of the garden represent the four seasons.
The Willott Iris Garden is a tribute to iris experts and longtime Greenhouse volunteers,Tony and Dorothy Willott. It features many of the award winning varieties that they bred and grew in the Cleveland area.
RPG features seasonal gardens and exhibits throughout the year. Something is always in bloom at RPG. From the colorful fruit trees in the Tropical Showhouse to the prize winning irises in the Willott Iris Garden, RPG will delight your senses. Tap the ink below to see a full list of gardens and exhibits.