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.
Spring Events 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.
Your child will engage all their senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s springtime delights in Holden’s Working Woods, such as fort building, animal tracking, and free play.
We are excited to be partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival this year for screenings of Song of the Tree, on Sunday, March 31 and Monday, April 1. A sacred tree plays a key role in the plot of this musical from Kyrgyzstan. Get $1 off the regular ticket price for this film when you use the promotional code “HOLDEN” online, at the box office or by phone at 877.304.FILM. See you at the festival!
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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.