Fridays in the Garden


Fridays in the Garden


First and third Friday of each month (may vary)

10 – 11:30am


All ages


Free with admission


Start at the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center


We have many exciting programs in the months ahead.  Programs start with light refreshments, followed by a presentation or walk with the experts. No need for reservations. Dress for the weather/terrain and bring your cameras or binoculars. Programs and program dates are subject to change.  Please contact Anna Pavisich to confirm program.


Bring a friend to Fridays in the Garden and introduce them to all the beauty Holden has to offer.

Aug. 15

Join Holden horticulturist Ann Rzepka Budziak on a walk on the wild side, exploring the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden.

Aug. 22

Meet Chad Clink, Holden's new Community Forester. as he leads his first Fridays in the Garden walk. Trees provide a great deal of economic, environmental, and social benefits but require care to ensure the sustainability of those benefits. A discussion of specific tree benefits, what a tree may be worth to you and how to adequately care for your trees will be covered. Proper site assessment and planning for your landscape along with industry standard care will provide you and the community with positive benefits compared to up front costs of investing in quality plant material.

Sept. 5

Did you know that all of the worms in the glaciated midwest are non-native? We'll talk about where they came from, how they got here and what impacts they are having on our forests. The program will start with an indoor presentation, followed by a short hike to Bole Woods to look for worms and their impacts.

Sept. 19

Meet Craig Schrader, our new horticulturist at Lantern Court, as he leads a tour of the estate's gardens. Find out what is new and how his plans for the future will shape this landmark garden.

Oct. 3

Come learn about the Trees Matter Summit, a new program at Holden that is teaching middle and upper school students about the importance of trees in their lives and in their communities. Sharon Graper, manager of academic services, will discuss this new initiative.

Call Anna Pavisich at 440.602.8006 for directions or any other questions