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
Goblins in the Garden
Sperry Road Repaving
As part of ongoing improvements, we are repaving the section of Sperry Road that runs through the Arboretum. Work has already started and will continue through the week of Sept. 17. The road will remain open to traffic during the project, but may be limited to one lane at times. Visitors should anticipate possible delays and plan accordingly.
Hoppy Hour returns to the Botanical Garden Wednesday nights through October 24. This year, the tradition gets jazzed up with live bands to accompany craft brews and seasonal bites. Admission to Hoppy Hour is $5 after 5pm. Members receive free admission. Beer is sold separately.
Join us for our annual family-friendly, not-too-scary Halloween celebration. Bring your costumed children to trick-or-treat during the daylight hours in the decorated gardens.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, we will kick off our 10th anniversary season of our Scientist Lecture Series with a talk by Jennifer Ison, PhD, from the College of Wooster, will discuss the complexities of plant pollinator interactions. The Scientist Lecture Series allows you to delve deeper into the issues and conditions that impact the world around us. These free academic lectures allow you to step back into the classroom and learn from the experts.
Holden Forests & Gardens scientist David Burke, PhD, joins in the hunt for the cause of beech leaf disease being led by the Cleveland Metroparks. The collaboration is garnering national attention as the disease spreads. Read more about it the Washington Post.
The new Seasons of Haiku interpretive trail will open on Saturday, May 5 along the Arboretum’s Woodland Trail. Fifteen stops along the trail will encourage visitors to stop and scan a QR code to hear haiku, inspired by the mission of Holden Forests & Gardens, read by its author. Each haiku will give visitors a chance to add a new dimension to their experience in nature.
As part of Museums for All, a national initiative aimed at providing every child and family access to high-quality museum experiences, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum will offer $1 per person admission with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the cardholder and their immediate family.