A Costa Rican rainforest with 350 species of exotic plants thrive at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on University Square. Founded in 1930, then moved to it’s present location in 1966. 10 acres of gardens surround the large green houses. The spiney desert of Madagascar is a stark contrast to the lush foliage. During the year, butterflies flutter, orchids bloom and many educational events and parties take place. If you want a break from the chill of winter, this is a wonderful place to visit.