2015 Goblins in the Garden


When: Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, 10am - 4pm each day  
Cost: $10 per car, members; $20 per car, nonmembers
Where Warren H. Corning Visitor Center grounds

Sponsored by FirstMerit Bank, Hahn Loeser and by an Arts and Culture Grant from the Lake County Visitor Bureau


Be a part of The Holden Arboretum's annual celebration, Goblins in the Garden and be guaranteed a wickedly cool Halloween. Enjoy the decorated gardens while your family has a blast. Bring your children and furry four-legged friends in their best costumes for an unforgettable day of trick-or-treating, leaf trails, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face- and hand-painting, wagon rides, live entertainment, food and the traditional Scarecrow Row.


Remember, this is a rain or shine event and pets should remain on leashes during their visit.



Ikabod Stringband - live at 11am, 12:30 and 2pm at the Greensward Tent Lawn


Family-friendly entertainment, led by Pete McDonald who was nominated for Best Male Singer-Songwriter in the 2006 Cleveland Free Times Music Awards.  The band plays folk-rock ballads, kids favorites and music from old-time stringbands.   Since 2006, Pete has directed the Raccoon County Music Festival and also works for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.


Ongoing Activities from 10am to 4pm
Trick or Treat Trail   Display Garden
Scarecrow Row Greensward Tent Lawn
Wagon Rides     Blueberry Pond/Ponderosa Pines loop
Leaf Trail  Pick up a map at the Corning Visitor Center
Hedge/Cornstalk Maze  Hedge Collection
Straw Pyramid Climb  Across from Hedge Collection
Face and hand painting Corning Visitor Center
Family crafts   Greensward Tent Lawn; Holden Shelterhouse

Scarecrow Row


Scarecrows have long held a traditional place in the gardens and at fall celebrations. This year, Holden's Goblins in the Gardens will again include a Scarecrow Row. Area area clubs, teams, classes, organizations and families will be creating scarecrows and competeting for your votes.


Come and see this year's crop of scarecrows during Goblins in the Garden and vote for your favorite.




Scarecrow example