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
Celebration of Trees
Spectacular Summer Evenings at Holden Forests & Gardens
Take advantage of our extended summer hours to enjoy evenings at both of our beautiful campuses. At the Holden Arboretum, nonmember admission is $5 after 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 19 – Aug. 9. On Tuesdays, stroll through the gardens and enjoy our Sounds of Summer Concert Series and on Thursdays, take in the view from the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Tower. On Wednesdays from June 6 – Aug. 29, admission will be $5 after 5pm at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Join us for our popular garden concert series and enjoy the music of great local bands surrounded by the beauty of the Arboretum. Seating is on the lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts start at 7pm.
As part of Museums for All, a national initiative aimed at providing every child and family access to high-quality museum experiences, Holden Forests & Gardens’ two institutions–-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.
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.
Celebration of Trees | Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12
Join us for a weekend filled with fun family activities celebrating trees and the amazing role they play in our lives. We have a weekend filled with great family activities planned, including musical performances, kids crafts and activities, guided tours, woodworking demonstrations and a visit from the Great Lakes Timber Show. Learn more.
Join us each Wednesday at our Cleveland Botanical Garden campus for Gourmets in the Garden. Watch as some of the area’s top chefs create fantastic dishes for you to sample and leave with the recipes so you can try them at home.
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.