Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

by Kaylah Stroup

The weekend before last my best friend, Elycia, and her family came down from Canada to visit us. After getting breakfast and coffee at our favorite neighborhood spot, Jeff had the idea that we should head to Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. The greenhouse was built in 1905 and used originally to grow plants for the city. These days it’s free to visit, warm, and one heck of a great way to spend a snowy afternoon.

We had actually taken Elycia here four years ago when she came up for a visit. At the time she only had one child and he was just a toddler. This time around her son, Milo, was old enough to really enjoy all the plants. He even took some photos of his own. (Kids taking photos melts my heart, just so ya know!) Her daughter, who is nearly 3 already, even ran around with a phone taking photos… although most of the time it was on selfie mode.

Just like every previous visit to the greenhouse, I wondered why I don’t visit more often. Aside from our group, there was only one other family there meaning we basically had the place to ourselves. It was nothing short of a perfect afternoon.

Here is 2015’s visit to Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. It’s always fun to see how much my photography has changed and improved. 

If you’ll be visiting Cleveland, here is a list of a few more of my favorite places.

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Cleveland favorites! - THE DAINTY SQUID February 20, 2019 - 8:28 am

[…] 750 E 88th St, Cleveland, OH 44108 Built in 1905, used originally to grow plants for the city. This place is stunning inside and out. There are multiple rooms with different themes and tons and tons of plants. Parking and admission are free. You basically have no excuse to not love this place. Check out some photos from one of my visit’s here. […]

Elycia February 20, 2019 - 11:51 pm

I love these photos so much!! We had the best time with you guys.

Sam February 28, 2019 - 10:38 am

Yes to all of these! That super close up shot of the flower is A++++++++