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
Your 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!
Join us on Jan. 16 at 7pm for our next Scientist Lecture. Aimee Classen, PhD, from the University of Vermont will discuss how the organisms in soil influence our ecosystems, driving plant growth and regulating soil carbon. The lecture is free, but please register.
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.
Holden Forests & Gardens scientist David Burke, PhD, joins in the hunt for the cause of beech leaf disease being led by the Cleveland Metroparks. The collaboration is garnering national attention as the disease spreads. Read more about it the Washington Post.
The new Seasons of Haiku interpretive trail will open on Saturday, May 5 along the Arboretum’s Woodland Trail. Fifteen stops along the trail will encourage visitors to stop and scan a QR code to hear haiku, inspired by the mission of Holden Forests & Gardens, read by its author. Each haiku will give visitors a chance to add a new dimension to their experience in nature.
As part of Museums for All, a national initiative aimed at providing every child and family access to high-quality museum experiences, the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum will offer $1 per person admission with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the cardholder and their immediate family.