Magical doorway to 'A Garden Holiday'

Erika Mittermeier, Bay Village Garden Club vice president, created a doorway display for the Cleveland Botanical Garden's holiday show. Photo by Eileen Ernst

Bay Village Garden Club is beautifully represented in "A Garden Holiday" at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this year. The annual display, formerly called GLOW, features festive trees, wreaths, dining areas, doorways, and more, all dressed brightly and sparkling with the joy of the season.

The Garden Club’s entry was conceived, created, and designed by their talented vice-president, Erika Mittermeier. Erika gave a great deal of thought to her design, going deeper than just the glitter of the holiday. The isolation we all feel as pandemic restrictions linger inspired her to construct a doorway decor that expresses individual reflection and self-discovery. The clocks represent passage of time, the butterflies rebirth and transformation, and the ivy is evocative of strong growth.

"A Garden Holiday" runs through Jan. 2 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.

Julie Feagler

Bay Village Garden Club

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:31 AM, 12.07.2021