Little Italy Cleveland GardenWalk is a free, self guided tour of over 40+ private gardens in Cleveland’s Little Italy. Spend the day exploring historic Little Italy and its many beautiful gardens created with love and dedication by our neighbors.
Little Italy has again been selected to be one of the Cleveland neighborhoods participating in GardenWalk Cleveland. The mission of Gardenwalk is to beautify neighborhoods and encourage civic pride through free tours of community, home, and business gardens in neighborhoods. This year, the self-guided tour of Little Italy gardens will be held on Sunday, July 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can visit the info station at 2024 Murray Hill Road (Mount Granita Italian Ice) to pick up maps of participating gardeners.
In addition to Little Italy, the following neighborhoods will also be featured: Fairfax, Glenville, Ohio City, Old Brooklyn, Tremont, West Park, Slavic Village, Clifton-Baltic, Collinwood, and Detroit Shoreway. Each neighborhood will be open to visitors one day – either Saturday or Sunday.
This event shines a spotlight on the beauty of Little Italy and is an open invitation for neighbors and visitors to explore our cherished neighborhood. Visitors often rekindle past ties of relatives, growing up here or attending college in the area. Neighbors also have the opportunity to meet one another and share gardening tips. Gardenwalk provides a more intimate view of our unique neighborhood.
Last year, we had over 40 residents and businesses show off their green thumbs, and we welcomed over 500 visitors to our beautiful walkable neighborhood. This year, we hope to have even more neighbors sign up. Gardens do not need to be fancy; if you’re proud of it, show it off! All types and sizes are welcome: potted plants, vegetable or shade gardens, flower gardens, interesting and unique styles, ones with yard decorations and those without. We are looking for as many folks as possible who are willing to welcome their gardens to the community.
Little Italy will welcome visitors on Sunday, July 9th. We will provide you with a yard sign to assist visitors in locating open gardens. Homeowners need not be present, although talking with visitors and answering questions about your garden and our beloved neighborhood is part of the fun! For more information and to register your garden, visit www.gardenwalkcleveland.org.