Volunteers keep the Gardens beautiful

So far in 2021, more than 200 volunteers have graced us with their hard work and willing spirit in helping with weeding, planting, raking and engaging in the many, many tasks required to carry out One World Day. We’ve had fun with them, and thrived because of them.

Each of the Cultural Gardens is sponsored by a non-profit ethnic, nationality or cultural organization and each relies on volunteers for maintenance and landscaping. So too, does the Cultural Gardens Federation, which is responsible for taking care of the Centennial Peace Plaza.

It’s hard work, so whenever a business, school, or other group offers its services to beautify our family of gardens, we welcome them with open arms. One World Day also uses dozens of volunteers for transporting attendees throughout the park on golf carts, providing information, safeguarding parking lots, managing the beer garden, and a host of other duties.

This year, groups of volunteers have come from KeyBank, Holden Forests and Gardens, Overdrive Inc.,  Case Western Reserve University, Hawken School and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Many smaller school groups and individuals came as well.  To all of them, we thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you have an interest in gardening, community service or just want to know more, please visit our volunteer page.