Events

Apr
26
Fri
Arbor Day @ Corning Visitor Center grounds
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holden Forests & Gardens will hold a free seedling giveaway, along with free admission and a chance to talk to the experts, at both the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden from 10am to 4pm on Friday, while supplies last. One seedling per family. The seedling giveaways are sponsored by the Bartlett Tree Experts.

 

Apr
27
Sat
Monarch Monitoring Training
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Monarch Conservation Science Partnership (MCSP) formed in 2009 and is a consortium of scientists and conservation professionals who are collectively tackling monarch conservation research questions. The MCSP’s Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP), also referred to as the Integrated Monitoring Strategy (IMS), is a national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range. The IMMP uses a spatially balanced sampling scheme and draws from existing citizen science programs to deliver a suite of protocols that capture many aspects of habitat quality, threats, and monarch use of that habitat. Data gathered through the IMMP contribute to existing population and habitat models that inform broad scale monarch conservation!

Holden Arboretum staff are partnering with Monarch Joint Venture to teach you about monarch biology and how to conduct all activities in the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program. You may choose to attend the full day ($25, includes lunch) or watch certain training videos online and attend the afternoon only ($15). A special optional session from 3:30-4:30 will teach you how to lake a leadership role in the IMMP.

For more information, click here.

May
17
Fri
Plant Sale – Member Preview
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Plant Sale, May 18 & 19, 10am to 4pm. Open to the public.   

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.

This year’s vendors include:

Holden Wildflowers

Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

Avalon Gardens Nursery

Blue Lake Botanicals, LLC

Bryant’s Forever Green, Inc.

Buckeye Perennials

Creative Woodcarvings by Ray Thurston

Dahlia Society of Ohio

Halle Bros. Geranium

Landscape Creations Nursery LLC

McCune Family Apiaries

Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

Noon Knife Sharpening

Perennials Preferred Inc.

Smolé Garden Accessories

The Olive and The Grape

The Shady Nook

Western Reserve Heritage Seed Company

What a Great Gift

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.  

May
18
Sat
Plant Sale @ Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Member Preview, May 17, Noon to 6pm

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.

This year’s vendors include:

Holden Wildflowers

Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

Avalon Gardens Nursery

Blue Lake Botanicals, LLC

Bryant’s Forever Green, Inc.

Buckeye Perennials

Creative Woodcarvings by Ray Thurston

Dahlia Society of Ohio

Halle Bros. Geranium

Landscape Creations Nursery LLC

McCune Family Apiaries

Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

Noon Knife Sharpening

Perennials Preferred Inc.

Smolé Garden Accessories

The Olive and The Grape

The Shady Nook

Western Reserve Heritage Seed Company

What a Great Gift

 

May
19
Sun
Plant Sale @ Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Member Preview, May 17, Noon to 6pm

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.

This year’s vendors include:

Holden Wildflowers

Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

Avalon Gardens Nursery

Blue Lake Botanicals, LLC

Bryant’s Forever Green, Inc.

Buckeye Perennials

Creative Woodcarvings by Ray Thurston

Dahlia Society of Ohio

Halle Bros. Geranium

Landscape Creations Nursery LLC

McCune Family Apiaries

Midwest Cactus and Succulent Society

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

Noon Knife Sharpening

Perennials Preferred Inc.

Smolé Garden Accessories

The Olive and The Grape

The Shady Nook

Western Reserve Heritage Seed Company

What a Great Gift

 

Jun
1
Sat
Bouquets Wine Tasting @ Holden Arboretum
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

New This Year, Experience the Taste of Terroir

Expand your wine tasting experience with this add-on limited seating special tasting, focusing on the factors the make up a wine, including soil, topography and climate, specifically in the California regions. This instructor-led discussion will include a sampling of four wines – Beringer Luminus Chardonnay versus Beringer Private Reserve and Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet versus Beringer Distinction series Napa Cabernet. The special tasting will take place inside the Thayer Center which is a short walk to our Grand Tasting. This event takes place from 3:30-4:45pm. The cost to attend is $25.

Pre-ticket Sale for Past Attendees

If you have attended and enjoyed the Bouquets Wine Tasting in the past, we wanted to extend to you the opportunity to be the first to register for this year’s event before tickets go on sale to the public! Registration is now open for past attendees to both our wine tasting and our new Taste of Terroir guided tasting.

Tickets for Bouquets are $70 per member, $90 per nonmember and $35 per nonmember adult.

Combined tickets including Bouquets and Taste of Terroir are $95 per member, $135 per nonmember and $35 per nonmember adult.

Thousands of spring blooms become a picturesque backdrop for an evening of sampling a variety of international, domestic and regional wines accompanied by great food and live music

Dress for the weather, wear your walking shoes; we’ll provide a reusable wine goblet and your evening’s activities. Stroll  through our beautiful garden, enjoying drink, food samplings, and the company of others who appreciate nature’s bounty.

Wine tasting includes:

  • 12 tickets to taste. Choose from more than 50 wines during the evening
  • Free parking at the Corning Visitor Center
  • Take-home Holden Forests & Gardens wine glass sampler
  • Take-home bottle of wine
  • Tasty accompaniments from area restaurants including,
  • Live music performance by the Stable Shakers band.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

All proceeds from this event support the continued development and care of the region’s premiere rhododendron gardens, the Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden and the Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden.