We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Gardenview Horticultural Park
Open today: 12:00 - 18:00
Review Highlights
Hidden gem!

We had passed this wall and garden entrance 100 times not realizing what was on the other side. My... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Parma, Ohio
via mobile
memories of henry ross

beautiful grounds. well cared for. interesting plans, trees and bushes. a breath of fresh air in... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Read all 19 reviews
Reviews (19)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hidden gem henry caretaker statues support trees
Updating list...
6 - 11 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

If you live in Strongsville what a treasure and something to brag about. The history of the place is fantastic. A place to support and enjoy. Don't ignore. Makes a great family adventure.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Theyounggroup
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Garden view, a nurture center in the center of the city, must see to believe. Started by one man decades ago and still a running nature center with beautiful flowers and trees.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Barb S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 July 2015

I had read about this site in The Cleveland Plain Dealer and was curious. It's one of those places that is invisible even though it's in front of your face. The entrance is very hard to find, but trust your GPS - it's there. The main attraction is realizing that it was one individual that built this place up starting in 1949 without any funding. Even now it's all about volunteers helping out.

The garden itself can be toured in 1/2 hour unless you want to sit on the various benches to contemplate nature in the middle of a bustling commercial zone (a new Giant Eagle Market District is 30 seconds away). The current challenge is that deer on the premises have been destroying some plants and trees - forget about seeing any Hosta plants . But, it's worth going to at least once. If you want to be part of the upkeep and improvement crew, I imagine your time will be welcome, as would any donation to a nascent endowment fund.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Paul-A-C-62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 January 2015

WOW had no idea this place was here. such a hidden jewel and excellent for getting local resources on plants and such

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Jamie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I hadn’t been to Gardenview in a few years and went the other day with my mother, husband, and fourteen year old son. I was saddened to hear that the primary caretaker, since 1949, had died at the beginning of this year. The other caretaker, who has been working there for 18 years, is still toiling over the property. It is true that there is a lot of work to be done, but if enough people looked beyond the weeds and deteriorated statues, the park could get well deserved and well needed donations to get more people to help with the upkeep. Perhaps even local colleges would find it beneficial to send students interested in horticulture to volunteer as interns. Anyone who lives in Strongsville knows the constant hustle and bustle of the city. Yet, within that city of traffic, construction, and people on their cell phones everywhere you look, there is a place of serenity right nearby. If there is any negativity to be gained from this experience, it’s the thought of Gardenview ceasing to exist because not enough people care enough to help continue what one man started. Henry Ross had a vision and made Gardenview a reality, and he did it on his own terms and in his own way. I think anyone who has a love for flowers, gardens, nature, and peace should visit and then donate a small contribution as well. Despite much work to be done, my family and I were still able to appreciate the “oasis of beauty” that Henry Ross took his whole life to create and maintain. Watching his memorial video on Gardenview’s website gives a remarkable look at the past and present of Gardenview and the story behind the man who started it all. However, even if I didn’t watch the video, it is evident, after visiting Gardenview, that the beautiful gardens that have blossomed and thrived within its walls are due to the eternally beautiful soul of Henry Ross.

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Sharon H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews