Today I attended the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Flower Show and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. If you have time this weekend and you live in the Cleveland area, I would highly recommend that you bop on down and take a peek.
And I do mean bop, as this year, the theme of the flower show is Rhythm & Hue. What this translates to is that all of the displayed gardens had to be created around the theme of music, which made for some wonderfully whimsical gardens.
Like this one wholly dedicated to the Rock N Roll theme of Cleveland:
There were also a few fun musically inclined decorations:
Sheet Music Waterfall
And even just plain old actual musical instruments:
Garden Planted Instruments
(I finally know what to do with my old flute)
Drum Water Cascade
Wondering what to do with all those old vinyl records in your closet?
Vinyl Record Edging
The floral displays were also quite striking. In one competition, there was even a kind of Iron Chef approach. Competitors brought pruning shears and everything they were allowed to beyond that was supplied by the judges. Here is the winner of that competition.
And I don’t remember what this flower arrangement won for, but it just looks so cool.
There was lots and lots more than this as well. Plus, a great many garden related vendors set up, so you can bring home a little love to your own garden. It will make a nice day trip for the Memorial Day Weekend.