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 has a prominent goal of building the Russian Cultural Garden as a part of the Cultural Gardens of Cleveland in the Rockefeller Park.



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 31 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. It will be the 6th Annual Maslenitsa Festival on Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

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

GAGARIN GALA in the Great Lakes Science Center
WHAT: Gagarin Gala, classy banquet, celebration of Yuri Gagarin, First Human is Space, whose statue will be installed in the Russian Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park in Cleveland

WHY TO ATTEND: Join the fine group of people in celebration of bravery of the first man in space, breakthrough of the humankind to new era of space exploration; attend a reception and visit NASA Glen Visitor Center; enjoy Chef's plated dinner catered by outstanding team of Michelin Star rated Levy restaurants; be the first ones to see the special performance by the Cleveland Ballet with a live music by CIM String quartet; socialize with other guests; enjoy the best view in town; take part in the live and silent auctions; learn new facts and see unique visual materials about Yuri Gagarin's life and space flight; dance in style of 60-s!

DRESS CODE: Black tie with a touch of Silver and Red.

WHEN: Saturday, August 24. Reception starts at 6 pm; dinner starts at 7 pm

WHERE: Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Here is how you can support the Russian Cultural Garden and participate in the GAGARIN GALA.

Individual adult ticket is $150. Reservation should be made prior to August 15th.


• includes a reception in the NASA Glenn Visitor Center  

• a plated dinner for one plus dessert

• two bar tickets

• access to the NASA exhibits

• free parking in the GLSC garage

$50 is tax deductible. Russian Cultural Gardens is 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.

NOTE: Tickets for children (without bar tickets) are $100 per child.

MAIN GOAL: to honor the brave Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who became a symbol of humankind in Space. All the proceeds from silent and live auctions and tax deductible part of ticket sales will go directly to fund the manufacturing and installation of the Gagarin's statue. Each guest will receive a memorable souvenir, and names of all donors will be listed in the special Gagarin Booklet.

There are opportunities for special sponsorships of the GAGARIN GALA at various levels of support with VIP benefits. Sponsorship information will be provided upon request.

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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