Who We Are

The Russian Cultural Gardens is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the Russian Heritage and Russian cultural influence in America. Established in 2011, The Russian Cultural Gardens non-profit organization has a prominent goal of developing the Russian Cultural Garden as a part of the Cultural Gardens of Cleveland in the Rockefeller Park. Russian Cultural Garden has been dedicated in September of 2018. Walk of Fame of the Russian Culture has been started in 2018, the bust of Yury Gagarin has been installed and dedicated in 2019.            




The Russian Cultural Garden is situated on the Western side of Martin Luther King Boulevard, North of Saint Clair Ave., South of I-90, right between MLK and Doan Brook. Beautiful stone bridge over the brook defines the Southern border of our park.


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About the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Cleveland Cultural Gardens is the unique phenomenon not only in America but also in the world. We celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Cultural Gardens in 2016!

The first cultural garden, a Shakespeare Garden, has begun in 1916. The majority of the gardens were built in the 1920s and 1930s with money and labor from the WPA as well as the local ethnic communities. By 1939, there were 18 gardens.

Today, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens include fountains, decorative ironwork, and over 60 sculptures. The 30+ different cultural gardens include British, Chinese, Czech, Estonian, Latvian, Armenian,  German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, and Slovenian gardens, among others. Among the newest gardens there are the Syrian  garden, begun in May  of 2011, and Albanian garden, begun in 2012.

Russian Garden, dedicated in September, 2018, already started cultural tradition -Maslenitsa, Russian pancake Festival that take place in the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse every year in early Spring. 

Another cultural event started by the Russian Garden in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Garden and with the partners from Russia, Italy, United Kingdom and Greece is the Stars of Summer International Music Competition and Festival

Gala concert will take place on the main stage of the Centennial Plaza on Saturday, August 21 at 5 pm.

You may walk through the Gardens, using self-guided tour or you may order a tour via the Federation of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens .

To order the Russian-speaking guided tour over the Gardens, please e-mail us at Groups of 5+ people are welcome!

Members of the Friends of the Russian Cultural garden Club are entitled for free tour and 2 tickets for any of Russian Garden's events. Membership is $25/ year. You may pay via or at any event.

You may also apply for membership right here on this page. Thank you for your support!



Events and Plans

Pushkin’s Day

As you might know, June 6th is the birthday of one of the greatest world’s poets who ever lived – Alexander Pushkin. Who was a genius.

We plan to commemorate his artistic legacy with a celebration at the Russian Cultural Garden on Sunday, June 6th, 2021.

The main theme – Lukomorie (from Ruslan and Lyudmila poem).


1. Installation of the Scene at the Oak Tree and the Wise Cat.

2. Recitation of Pushkin's poetry by adults and children.

3. Cat Show (bring your cat) The winner will get a prize.


Special “Live Streaming” from the Exhibit “From Stalingrad
to Prague –The Beginning of the End: 1944-1945”
in the Cleveland Public Library International Languages Gallery
When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 11 AM-12 NOON
Time: May 5, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 815 1805 6704
With the support of Mayor Frank Jackson along with the Cleveland Public Libraries, Global Cleveland, Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA), and Cleveland-Volgograd Sister Cities (GCVOA), members of the Russian Community in Northeast Ohio are invited to come in person to the main branch of the Cleveland Public Library or join online for a “live streaming’ event with our Sister City, Volgograd, Russia. Our partnering with Volgograd began in 1990 and we have exchanged delegations over almost 30 years of our relationship. This year marks our hosting of the exhibit “From Stalingrad to Prague” sent to us by our friends in Volgograd.
There is no admission charge to participate in Russian Community Day. Please extend this invitation to family and friends. This is an online, family-friendly event. As a special salute to area residents of Russian birth and heritage, the flag of the Russian Federation will fly over Cleveland City Hall on this day, Wednesday the 5th of May. 

You may show your support by joining the team of our talented, enthusiastic, wonderful volunteers or by making any donation to the Russian Cultural Garden non-profit organization.



Thank you very much!


Join The Russian Cultural Gardens Club

Join The Friends And Supporters Of The Russian Cultural Garden - Become a Member of The Russian Cultural Garden Club!

  • Get information on the concerts, fundraisings, cultural events benefiting the Russian Cultural Garden.
  • Get membership discounts on the tickets.
  • Get membership discounts on goods and services provided by the corporate members of the Russian Cultural Gardens Club.
  • Become a part of the history by helping to build the first Russian Cultural Garden in the world!

Family membership fee - $25/year.


You may join right here by clicking on the Garden's below -

Or you may mail us a check or Money Order along with your name, phone number, e-mail address, mailing address and information on how you want to help the Garden.
Make checks payable and mail to:
The Russian Cultural Gardens Non-profit Organization
5225 Warrensville Center Rd.
Maple Heights, OH 44137.
Thank You!
If you want to help, please just click on DONATE button below and make your contribution.

Let's prove it together that Russian community is capable of combining our talent, enthusiasm, knowledge, organizational skills, and funds to create the outstanding Cultural Garden in honor of the rich  Russian culture!

You may support us by joining the Russian Cultural Garden Club. All membership fees will help to reach this goal.


Your donations of any size are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for being such a good friend of the Russian Cultural Garden!

Big thanks to our sponsors and to all the families and individuals who volunteer in support of the Russian Cultural Garden and Cultural Gardens of Cleveland!
The Russian Garden's site is located on the West side of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., South of I-90, North of St. Clair Ave. , right across the street from Armenian Cultural Garden. Parking is permitted along the MLK Drive. Additional parking is avalilable at the Rockefeller Prk Greenhouse, which is across the street from the Russian Garden.
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