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.

April 4

There's still a chill in the air, so sit back and enjoy a presentation by Lori Diemer, Lori Diemer Photo Tours, of her trip to Italy.  Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Perhaps you'll be inspired!  

April 25

Join Marian Williams, manager of information services, to learn about"Trees, What Are They Worth." We will view and talk about a small exhibit in the hedge collection similar to our exhibit at the Home and Garden show.This will be followed by a walk to appreciate some of Holden's trees.

May 9

Teri Cole-Lang, Holden’s lead horticulturist, will take us on an informative tour of the rhododendron gardens and give us tips on how to incorporate rhododendrons, azaleas and companion plants into your home landscape along with some basic design principals.

May 23

Join us at the Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio, and meander among the gorgeous rhododendrons in a woodland setting and check out the new rhododendron hybrids that are being bred. Steve Krebs, director of the Leach Research Staiton, will be our guide. Meet in Madison at 10am or at the Corning Visitor Center by 9:15am if you wish to carpool. Call for directions. 

June 6

Roger Gettig, director of horticulture and conservation, will lead a walk and discussion of the newly installed and monitored bioretention cells, their design, construction and plant selection. You can see them in the parking lot at the end of the rows.

June 20

Please join Toby Davidson, horticulturist, as we take a tour of some of his favorite plants in the Display Garden.  Get ideas for your own garden. Wear comfortable shoes. 

July 18

Enjoy a hike up to Little Mountain with Holden guide, Jack McMillan, to discover the rich natural history, unique geological formations, and diversity of plant life that make this a spectacular natural site in any season.  Wear proper shoes for hiking. We will carpool from the Corning Visitor Center.

Call Anna Pavisich at 440.602.8006 for directions or any other questions