Cleveland - India Garden


India Garden

Statue: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Dedicated to an Indian activist who is the country's "Father of Nation." Gandhi led a non-violent movement to win freedom for India from British rule. The "Six Heritage Pillars," representing different principles and traditions, surround Gandhi's statue summarizing 'Universal Brotherhood', 'Legacy', 'Artistic Traditions', 'Leadership', 'Modern India', and 'Connections'. 

Institution: Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation   

(Official) The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation is a non-profit organization that sponsors ethnic communities and government and institutional partners. 

Dedication: 2005; designer: Jim McKnight and Chester Turner 

Date referral: (1869-1948)


Physical Aspect and Theme: With the statue and pillars being the main representation of the India Garden, there is also a water feature included called the "Doan Brook." This brook leads to a river, which is a common sight in India. The overall representation of the garden has to do with the goal and message that Mahatma Gandhi was trying to spread, which was a universal connection of independence and freedom. Plantings of the garden include an Eastern Redbud which was planted by Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma. 

Location: 1190 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio

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