2017 Plant Sale



Member Preview: Friday, May 19; noon to 6pm

Public: Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, 10am to 4pm

Where: Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Members free, nonmembers discounted admission, $4 for adults, $2 for children

There is a separate fee for tickets to the Canopy Walk/Emergent Tower -- $4/adults, $2/children

  The Davey Tree Expert Co. is a sponsor for this event.


Featuring nearly two dozen species of Holden’s nursery propagated and grown wildflowers, most from seeds collected at Holden.  In addition, dozens of selected area nurseries and gardens are invited to offer a wide selection of perennials, annuals, herbs, woody plants (shrubs/trees), and garden accessories. Access to a variety of plant and soil experts makes this one-stop shopping opportunity informative and well worth your time.   A portion of each sale supports The Holden Arboretum.


Sharpen Your Gardening Tools

Bring your tools as we’ll have a representative from the Cleveland Knife Sharpeners Guild each day.  For a reasonable fee, non-electric pruners, loppers, hatchets, axes, grass shearers, hedge trimmers or lawn mower blades (off the mower), as well as knives and scissors, can be dropped off and sharpened while you peruse the Plant Sale offerings.  This service provides not only a new edge but corrects any issues with blade shape for quality cutting.  Friday, Noon - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm.

Rain or shine event - dress appropriately. We welcome leashed dogs on our trails; please refrain from bringing them into the plant sale and food vendor areas.    



Holden Wildflowers Down to Earth Pottery The Olive & The Grape
American Rhododendron Society/GLC Great Expectations Daylilies The Shady Nook
Auburn Pointe Greenhouse Halle Bros. Geranium Zofchak Woodturning
Avalon Gardens Nursery Havel’s Flowers & Greenhouses  
Bremec Garden Centers Kridler Gardens  
Bryants Forever Green Landscape Creations Nursery  
Buckeye Perennials Midwest Cactus & Succulent Society  (MWCSS)  
Colonial Wagon & Wheel MetalArt  Mulberry Creek Herb Farm  
Creative Woodcarvings/Thurston Perennials Preferred Inc.  
Dahlia Society of Ohio Stonecraft for You  


Interested in volunteering at this event? Send your application to the volunteer office now.