The Holden Arboretum strives to foster a deeper understanding of the natural world and the impact of plants on our lives. Education staff has created numerous opportunities to further this understanding for both children and adults through our formalized pre-k through college programs and through our specialized classes, immersive tours and informative lectures. This year try a class or two to learn more about plants, ecosystems, sustainable gardening practices and the impact plants have on our lives. There are even programs for your artistic, healthful and adventurous side. Browse our list of quarterly classes and register online or call 440.602.3833. Be sure to check out our online calendar as well to view daily activities.
There are many fun, self-guided opportunities for people of all ages to connect with plants and the environment. Children ages 3 to 7 will especially enjoy the Habitat Hut from which they can easily explore four distinct habitats while Buckeye Bud’s Adventure Woods is a great place for families to let off a little steam, create and play. For those who want to learn a little more cell phone tours, discovery packs and interpreted gardens and features await your discovery.
View upcoming classes:
Forest Explorations -Discover our native forests, one of Ohio’s most beautiful and enduring natural resources.
Home Landscapes – Learn how to make your yard and garden part of a thriving community landscape, from street trees to home gardens.
Children’s Discoveries – Give your child a chance to connect with the natural world.
The Holden Experience – Discover opportunities for serenity and inspiration while you reconnect with nature.
If it is necessary for Holden Forests and Gardens to cancel a program due to insufficient registration you will receive a full refund. Every attempt will be made to notify you regarding the status of your program. Should you choose to cancel your registration, you must notify the registrar at least five business days prior to the start of the program. You will receive a refund minus a $10 handling fee. We are unable to process a refund under $5. You may also use your registration fee as a credit to be used towards another class of your choice. The credit is valid for a period of one year from the date of issue. Holden Forests and Gardens cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to illness or other personal situations.
Holden Forests and Gardens may take pictures during programs and events for use in future promotions, publications and advertising. By registering for a program, you are indicating consent to have your picture taken and shared unless you indicate otherwise.