The specialty gardens and lush grounds at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo take center stage at ZooBlooms, the annual celebration of all things flora, on Saturday July 9.
The horticulture staff works hard year-round to keep the Zoo's 183 acres looking picture perfect, and ZooBlooms is their time to shine. The Zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9, with special activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can take a tram tour of the Zoo's specialty gardens at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., participate in the annual ladybug launch near the Welcome Plaza at 12:15 p.m., check out the children's activity area and browse through eco-friendly exhibitors.
Horticulture Manager Rob McCartney will lead Meet the Gardener question and answer sessions at noon and 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their questions and specimens, whether they are plants or insects, for some expert green thumb advice!
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $11 per person, $8 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.