Flowers no longer sufficient attraction to draw crowds; botanical gardens add new features

The New York Times, July 26, 2010:

For the last quarter century, the Cleveland Botanical Garden went all out for its biennial Flower Show, the largest outdoor garden show in North America. … But in 2009, the Flower Show was postponed and then abandoned when the botanical garden could not find sponsors. This year, the garden has different plans. From Sept. 24 to 26, it is inaugurating the “RIPE! Food & Garden Festival,” which celebrates the trend of locally grown food …

Cleveland is not alone. The article indicates botanic gardens all across the country are incorporating creative attractions. Read more here.

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