Beer has been enjoyed for millennia, much like the comical query "Working hard or hardly working?" Taste a time-honored tradition with this Groupon.
- $10 for Hoppy Hour admission for two (a $19 value)
Savor pale ales and dark lagers from Great Lakes Brewing Company while strolling the gardens or cozying up by fire pits. Each session includes a brief presentation by a brewer and horticulturist about the horticultural properties of different beers. Held every Wednesday through October 30, Hoppy Hour takes place on the Geis Terrace.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
To most, the garden featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is purely make-believe. But not to people who've smelled the chocolate-scented varietals blooming amongst hidden trails and a climbable tree house at the Hershey Children's Garden. This sweet-smelling garden is just one of the Cleveland Botanical Garden's 20 gardens, which encompass everything from 3,500 herb plants to lotuses and water lilies floating atop a 74-foot-long reflecting pool. Vibrant hydrangeas complement sculptures in an art garden, while the Guren Art Gallery's ever-changing exhibits spotlight new work inspired by botany and the power of pruning shears.
Shaded boardwalks and winding trails connect all these visual splendors, eventually leading visitors to the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. Divided into a Madagascar desert and a Costa Rican rainforest, the glasshouse showcases 50 types of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, plus 350 exotic plants, including a colossal strangler fig. Experts shine a light on such specimens during botanical lectures, which are one of many educational programs the garden offers, ranging from gardening symposia to kids science classes.