The Holden Arboretum is an outdoor living museum on 3,500 acres that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants. The grounds feature over 20 miles of trails that lead you through cultivated gardens and native forests. The Arboretum also features the Murch Canopy Walk, an elevated walkway 65 feet above the forest floor, and the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower, a wooden tower that rises 120 feet above the forest floor for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden make up Holden Forests & Gardens, which is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences to its two campuses
Winter Fun at the Arboretum
Celebrate the return of spring with stacks of pancakes, fresh off the griddle and dripping with maple syrup. Then, join one of our guides for a hike to search for signs of spring on the grounds. It’s Holden Forests & Garden’s sweetest tradition. Make your reservations today.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden is celebration one of the world’s most exotic and beautiful flowers during Orchid Mania, now through Sunday, March 10. Come in out of the cold and explore the halls and glasshouses, filled with more than 3,000 orchids in bloom.
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate we will be showcasing the work of area students as part of our Seasons of Haiku Trail exhibit. Teachers can submit poems by their students and 15 poems will be selected for inclusion in the exhibit. Learn more.
Join us as we kick off this year’s Fireside Lecture Series with an exploration of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on Feb. 10 at 2pm. Subsequent lectures include Orchids of Ohio on Feb. 17 and Garden History: Thomas Jefferson, Landscape Architect on Feb. 24.
Join us on May 15 at 7pm for our next Scientist Lecture. Meghan Midgley from the Morton Arboretum, will discuss trait-based approaches to predicting and restoring soil function. Learn more about her research project designed to apply basic knowledge about tree effects on forest soils to enhance urban tree biodiversity and ecosystem health along the Illinois Tollway.
Holden Forests & Gardens is excited to announce the return of its Teacher-in-Residence Program and are now accepting applications for summer 2019. This year’s teacher in residence will redevelop an in-depth outdoor experience for the Arboretum’s Forest Discovery and Pond Adaptation’s programs.
We’re looking for some great local bands to help us celebrate the 10th year of our annual Sounds of Summer Concert Series. which will be held Tuesdays from June 11 through July 30. The concerts are designed to promote awareness of the Holden Arboretum while providing local bands with an opportunity to showcase their musical talent in a beautiful outdoor setting. Learn more or download an application.
The gardens of the Holden Arboretum provide a stunning backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Couples can choose to exchange vows in the Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden or the Display Garden.
60Your child will engage all their senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s winter delights in the Arboretum’s Working Woods, such as fort building, animal tracking, and free play. So, bundle up and come out and play!
Snow and cold weather doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time indoors. Bundle up and enjoy the winter weather with a winter hike, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at the Holden Arboretum.