The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum on 3,600 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.
Gifts from the Heart of Nature
The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse will be closed from Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Nov. 17 for maintenance and improvements. During this time, tickets to the Botanical Garden will be half price and regularly scheduled Glasshouse activities will be held in the Elipse.
Jill Koski has been named the new President and CEO of Holden Forests & Gardens, which includes the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. She comes to the organization from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois where she served as Vice President of Development.
The regular season for the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower ends Nov. 1. However, the structures will open during the first three weekends in November – Nov. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, and 18 & 19 – from 10am-4pm with ticket sales ending at 3pm. The structures will then be closed for the winter and reopen April 1.
Scientists at Holden are working with researchers from the U.S. Forest Service identify ash trees that are better able to defend themselves against emerald ash borer, an insect which has killed more than 25 million trees in 18 states since 2002.
Travelling with your dog? The Arboretum was recently named Ohio’s Top Pet Friendly Attraction by Go Pet Friendly. Learn more about visiting the Arboretum with your canine companion on the Go Pet Friendly blog.
Explore the central gardens with an experienced Holden guide Tuesdays through Sundays from May through October.