The Cleveland Cultural Gardens is a one-of-a-kind
world class collection of international gardens. Each country
develops their site to show their culture and history through
sculptures, plaques, fountains, and plantings of all kinds. This
unique outdoor museum exhibits sculptures from a variety of
internationally known artists. There are twenty-nine gardens located
in the City of Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park with ten more
nationalities actively developing plans to establish their gardens.
The Shakespeare Garden was the first cultural garden initiated by
Leo Weidenthal in 1916. 2016 is the 100th birthday of the Cultural
This celebration includes a variety of events planned at the
gardens, you can see the list of them at http://www.clevelandculturalgardens.org/centennial-celebration-events/
Since 1945, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens have celebrated One World
Day in the Gardens. This annual event reflects the theme of the
Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” This year marks the
71st year of celebration and the event on August 28 will be the last
event to celebrate the gardens’ 100 years of existence.
The 71st annual One World Day is an event presented by Councilman
Kevin Conwell, County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, and in
partnership with University Circle, Inc. We have a lot planned and
would love to have YOU to be part of this celebration!
The One World Day event include a Parade of Flags, a naturalization
ceremony, cultural performances, entertainment, gardens exhibitors,
authentic diverse ethnic food, guided Lolly the Trolley Tour through
the gardens, Passport to Peace Children Activity and more. Last year
with over 10,000 in attendance, we are confident that we will reach
a larger crowd this year!
How can you be part of it? there are several ways:
If you are interested to become a Sponsor, you can visit this link:
You can Advertise in our beautiful color Program Booklet that will
be distributed at One World Day to all the visitors: http://clevelandoneworldday.org/2016/advertise/
You can become an Exhibitor and be part of a garden to help showcase
it's cultural and ethnic diversity: http://clevelandoneworldday.org/2016/exhibitors/
You can Perform at one of the gardens or the main stages! http://clevelandoneworldday.org/2016/cultural-performance/
You finally, you can Volunteer and help make that day a fun for
There are many things you can do that day, just head over to 71st
One World Daywebsite and check it out!