The Cleveland Botanical Gardens A Taste of Tuscany loads up on Italian flavors with a smorgasbord of special exhibits, displays, and programs. The showpiece is a horticultural show featuring fountains, statues, and lots of exotic plants. A photo exhibit, Giardini di Toscana, includes 50 color pics of Italian gardens and villas. And the venues café serves rosemary- and garlic-flavored dishes throughout the exhibitions three-month run. Plus, every Wednesday this summer, the Gourmets at the Garden series spotlights local restaurants (like Fire, Sergios, and Blue Canyon), whose chefs will prep meals and share recipes that incorporate Tuscan flavors.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: July 30. Continues through Oct. 30, 2007