Rockefeller Greenhouse/City Garden Photo Walk - Leisure Walk Series

 

We will be visiting the Rockefeller Greenhouse, also known as the City Garden. for a leisurely stroll around the climate-controlled greenhouse.  

This is a great event for those wishing to take photos as well as those that need hikes that are ideal for beginners or those with physical limitations.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.  We were orignially going to go to see the Orchids at another venue, however, this has a similar venue, with no cost.

The Rockefeller Greenhouse consists of outdoor and indoor gardens. Highlights include the extensive orchid and tropical plant exhibits as well formal Japanese Garden, planted in the 1960s; a desert-like Latin American garden; a tropical garden; and the outdoor Peace garden. Depending upon the weather and salted-walkways, we may take a stroll around the outside gardens (Expected high of 30 degrees with some snow showers on Saturday).  This place is perfect for feeling like you are in the tropics!

                                         Meaning/Definitions of Flowers -

In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings because the flower selection was limited and people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words. But today, with so many flower choices, it is also the sentiment that gives the gift its meaning.

1:15 PM – Bouquet Flower Quest – Using a 1-Page List of flowers and their meanings – we will be searching for flowers (1) flowers that translate from a pre-determined paragraph, and (2) knowing what you now know about the language of the flowers, (a) to who would you send a bouquet and/or picture, and (b) what would you say.

3:15 PM - Bouquet of Flowers Quest Results, and prize.  In case of multiple winners – names will be drawn from a hat for selection of winner.

For those interested in the historic meanings of flowers, the Society of American Florists has compiled lists from a variety of different sources.  One of the great books, I’ve recently read, is  Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel The Language of Flowers

Admission: Free; Greenhouse closes at 4PM

Accessibility: The greenhouse & park is accessible to disabled visitors.

Children: Please feel free to bring your kids, the park is stroller friendly.

Dogs: Unfortunately our furry friends will have to sit this one out.

4:00 PM - Mi Pueblo Restuarant, 1611 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, 216/[masked] mipueblocleveland.com

 

http://www.clevelandreboot.com/parks-and-gardens/clevelands-rockefeller-park.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_Park

http://www.facebook.com/RockefellerGreenhouse/app_2374336051#!/RockefellerGreenhouse

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  • Karen (.

    How about Mi Pueblo afterwards? Mr Frey is craving their bistek ranchero and Cervasa and they have the best pickled carrots.

    January 28, 2013

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