The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum on 3,500 acres that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants. The grounds feature over 20 miles of trails that lead you through cultivated gardens and native forests. The Arboretum also features the Murch Canopy Walk, an elevated walkway 65 feet above the forest floor, and the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower, a wooden tower that rises 120 feet above the forest floor for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden make up Holden Forests & Gardens, which is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences to its two campuses
Sample a variety of international, domestic and regional wines accompanied by great food and live music, surrounded by the beauty of thousands of spring flowers in bloom. Tickets are now on sale for this popular annual event.
Go behind the scenes at the David G. Leach Research Station, where new rhododendron hybrids are being created and tested. Enjoy a guided tour of the station’s gardens, filled with gorgeous rhododendrons and other specialty plants in a woodland setting. Tours are being offered between 9am and 3pm.
Treat your mother to high tea at Lantern Court and a tour of this elegant Georgian Estate, then stroll through the Lantern Court gardens at your leisure. Ticket price also includes admission to the Arboretum for the day, giving you the chance to explore the gardens at the peak of spring bloom with your family.
Visit one of our horticultural gems, the David G. Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio. Meander among gorgeous rhododendrons and other specialty plants in a woodland setting. The Leach Research Station is not open to the public at other times of the year, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to look behind the scenes and see new rhododendron hybrids bred for future introduction.
Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods: The Nature-Deficit Disorder and Vitamin N: A Practical Guide for Creating a Nature-Rich Life, offers his insights on the importance of nature in the lives of the young and old. This lecture will be held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Adventures abound at Holden Forests & Gardens’ nature-based summer camps, available for children in kindergarten through high school at two campuses: Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum.