2016 Special Events

Arbor Day: Celebration of Trees!

Friday, April 29 Happy Arbor Day!

Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1 Activities 10am - 4pm

Sponsor: The Davey Tree Expert Company


Celebrate the annual observance of the role of trees in our lives. We'll offer a variety of family activities including the return of the Great Lakes Timber Show, free consulting with Tree Service Professionals regarding any of your tree challenges or planning, kids crafts and activities, and more. Free tree seedling give-away while supplies last.

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Plant Sale

Friday, May 13 Members' Preview Noon - 6pm

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 Open to public 10am - 4pm


Our Plant Sale focuses on the diversity of plants available for purchase, including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, and garden accessories, provided by select area nurseries and gardens. We'll also feature our customer-favorite Holden propagated wildflowers. A portion of each sale supports The Holden Arboretum.

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Bouquets Wine Tasting

Saturday, May 28 5 - 7:30pm

Reservations required and open April 15




Enjoy an evening of sampling a variety of international, domestic and regional wines, tasty accompaniments and live music.   Take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells in one of the Holden’s beautiful display gardens. Must be 21 or older to attend. Limited to first 350 reservations; this event is always a sell-out so make your plans early!

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Woodland 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, June 19

Onsite Registration: 7:30am

Race Start: 8:30am




Run or walk 3.1 miles on well-groomed, smooth trails through gardens, meadows and forests. Twelve age groups, with trophies presented to top three male and female runners in each group, as well as the overall top three male and female runners.

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Woodland Twilight Benefit

Saturday, July 9 6 - 10:30pm

Presenting Sponsor: Key Bank


Share an evening with new and longtime friends at one of Lake County's most anticipated fund-raising events. Join us for outdoor cocktails and delicious foods, as well as unique auction items while surrounded by Holden's beautiful gardens.

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Garden Concert Series

Tuesday evenings, July 12 - Aug. 23 7 -8:30pm

Special evening admission: $5 after 5pm


Enjoy a showcase of musical talents from local bands; bring your lawn blanket and chairs to take in a beautiful summer evening in the Arboretum's Display Garden.

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Interested in volunteering?  Contact Robin Ott, volunteer coordinator, for available positions at 440.602.8003.