Cleveland's Public Garden: Modeling Sustainability in the Rustbelt


Cleveland, OH
United States

Project Size
10 acres
Project type
Open Space- Garden
Site Context
Former Land Use
Terrestrial Biome
Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Project overview

Cleveland’s Public Garden: Modeling Sustainability in the Rustbelt demonstrates best conservation practices on both the institutional and residential scales for Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 140,000 annual visitors, its health care, education and cultural institution neighbors, and the 1.5 million people that pass by this urban landmark each year. Six acres of outdoor display gardens and grounds are visible to the public. By applying sustainable landscaping techniques, and by modifying existing building operations using green practices, the Garden shows the public how to integrate them into their own yards and facilities. Cleveland Botanical Garden is where this SITES project, "Cleveland's Public Garden" is located. On this map, this makes up numbers 5 and 11 (the Woodland Garden and the Inspiration Gardens). photo by: Cynthia Druckenbrod

Project Team
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden: Cynthia Druckenbrod, Director of Horticulture – Project coordinator; Andrew Pratt, Former Grounds Manager; Ann McCulloh, Curator of Collections; Larry Giblock, Horticulturist; Tony Figliola, Facilities Manager
  • URS Corporation: Shannon Forry, ASLA, LEED AP, Graduate Landscape Architect; Tom Evans, ASLA, LEED AP, Manager, Landscape Architecture
  • Doty and Miller Architects: William Doty, Jr., LEED AP