Fall 2013 Home Landscapes

Admission is free with non-member class registration

 
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Please Note: Weather and trail conditions are always changing and unpredictable. We encourage everyone attending hikes or field classes to wear long sleeve shirts, pants, socks, shoes and a hat to help protect skin from the sun, insect bites, scratches and poison ivy. During colder/rainier months dress in warm layers, paying particular attention to hands, head and feet with waterproof protection so you will be comfortable outside during the duration of the program. During programs marked Off-Trail you may encounter, tall grass, poison ivy and slippery, muddy trails.

 

Please feel free to call the Education Department at 440.602.3833 for further clarification on the physical conditions of any program we offer.

Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date

Saturday,  Aug. 10; Sunday, Aug. 18

Time

1:30 - 2:30pm

Location

Warren H. Corning Visitor Center

Instructor Volunteer guides
Cost Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers
Description

Tour the exquisite gardens of Lantern Court . Delight in the formal English borders, wooded ravines, rock and naturalized gardens, and perennial beds. Pick up plant combination ideas to try in your own yard. Registration required

 

Class Code HOR124

Registration

 

 

Grow Your Landscape from Seed

Date Saturday, Sept. 7
Time 9am - noon
Location Reinberger Classroom
Instructor Greg Wright
Cost $15 members, $20 nonmembers
Description

Learn how fun and easy it is to propagate plants for your home landscape. This course will cover seed collection, storage and preparation.  You will learn everything you need to know to successfully germinate seeds and grow seedlings. As part of the class, we will gather seeds during a walk through Holden's collections.  Seeds might be collected from trees, shrubs or perennials, depending on what we find available. All gathered seeds can be taken home to grow and eventually plant in your landscape.  Please dress for hiking and the weather.

Class Code HOR124

Registration

 

Lantern Court Garden Tours

Date Saturday, Sept. 14 or Sunday, Sept. 29
Time 1:30 - 2:30pm
Location Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Volunteer guides
Cost Free for members, with gate admission for non members
Description

Tour the exquisite gardens of Lantern Court. Delight in the formal English borders, wooded ravines, rock and naturalized gardens, and perennial beds. Pick up plant combination ideas to try in your own yard.

Class Code HIK114

Registration

 

Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden Tours

Date Saturdays and Sundays in September
Time 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15pm
Location Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Cost Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers
Description

Enjoy a leisurely 40 minute walk through the Holden Butterfly Garden to observe pollinators in action, learn about their importance and discover how to attract them. Pick up plant combination ideas for your own garden! Whether you are a beginning or seasoned gardener it is easy to attract them to your yard.

Class Code HIK120
Registration
 

Tree Flash

Description

Holden members and friends can now be notified through a short TreeMail Tree Flash, as well as posts on Facebook and Twitter, the perfect time to come to Holden to participate in a fun, casual outdoor program focusing on the botany, horticulture, ecology and beauty of Holden's trees and other plants. Featured plants are guaranteed to be showing off their highlighted tributes hen they are at their very best. More information about Tree Flash can be found at holdenarb.org

Special Note You must sign up for Tree-Mail at the bottom of our homepage holdenarb.org to receive Tree Flash announcements
Location Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Clem Hamilton, Charles Tubesing, Ethan Johnson
Cost Free for members, with gate admission for nonmembers

Registration

Fern ID and Landscape Use

Date Saturday, Sept. 15
Time 2 - 4pm
Location Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Dawn Gerlica
Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers
Description

Join Gerlica, a fern expert and Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden horticulturist, to learn all about native ferns. During this outdoor program explore fern anatomy and learn how to identify Ohio's native ferns by their structure and habitat association. Discover how to successfully incorporate ferns into your own home landscape.

Class Code HOR289

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Groundcover Solutions

Date Saturday, Sept. 21
Time 10 - 11:30 am
Location Warren H. Corning Visitor Center
Instructor Toby Davidson and Lori Gogolin
Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers
Description

Join us for a walk through Holden's gardens to learn about groundcovers. Davidson and Gogolin will talk about well known and rarely used plants you can use to cover the ground in your landscape. Learn how groundcovers can provide solutions to your landscaping challenges or just add a bit of much needed texture and color.

Class Code HOR450

Registration

Integrated Pest Management Basics

Date Sunday, Sept. 29
Time 2 - 4:30pm
Location Reinberger Classroom
Instructor Tere Cole-Lang
Cost $15 members, $20 nonmembers
Description

Maintaining the health of your gardens can be a bit tricky at times. This is where integrated pest management (IPM) comes to the rescue. Cole-Lang, Holden's lead horticulturist, will teach you how to successfully use IPM techniques to reduce the need for harsh chemical use in your home landscape. She will also explore proven cultural practices to help keep your plantings and gardens in prime health. This program will take place in the classroom and in the gardens, so dress for the weather.

Class Code HOR420

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Significant Trees of Lantern Court for Your Landscape

Date Sunday, Oct. 6
Time 2 - 4 pm
Location Lantern Court Arcade
Instructor Rick Belding
Cost $10 members, $15 nonmembers
Description

Join Belding, the Lantern Court horticulturist, for an engaging and informative lecture and tour covering the significant trees of Lantern Court; a remarkable Georgian Colonial country estate located along the southwest edge of The Holden Arboretum. Learn about the role of more than a dozen specimen trees in the landscape including yellow buckeye, fernleaf beech and chestnut oak. Topics will include proper site selection, defining characteristics of each tree and methods of propagation and/or sources. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the grounds, so please dress accordingly.

Class Code HOR577

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How Safe Are Your Trees?

Date Saturday, Nov. 2
Time 1 - 3:30pm
Location Corning Classroom
Instructor Jennifer Braman
Cost $20 members, $30 nonmembers
Description

The aesthetics of a tree often overshadow the importance of its structural integrity. All trees have some type of defect that affect their ability to withstand environmental forces. This class will take an in-depth look at types of tree defects, their significance and what you, the tree owner, can do to reduce risk associated with owning trees. Join Braman, and ISA certified arborist and tree risk assessor, for an afternoon of expert classroom and outdoor learning.

Class Code HOR412

Registration