Uniquely Cleveland — Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Peace through mutual understanding: Gardens revolve around the theme of ethnic groups celebrating their culture in harmony with other nations

When Cleveland industrialist John D. Rockefeller gave 254 acres of land as a gift for the city’s centennial in 1896, he probably didn’t know that Rockefeller Park would become unique in the world for its Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Nor did he envision that the gardens would be the site of the only street in the world with a large statue of Mahatma Gandhi on a street named for Martin Luther King Jr., not to mention larger-than-life statues of Mother Teresa and Confucius at the other ends of MLK Drive that bisects the gardens.

In this month’s Uniquely Cleveland, we take a closer look at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens during its centennial celebration.


To view the full Uniquely Cleveland: Cleveland Cultural Gardens in our enhanced Digital Edition of Smart Business Cleveland, including a link to the video, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” visit Uniquely Cleveland