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
Gifts from the Heart of Nature
Shop for environmentally friendly and unique gifts for the holidays at our annual holiday show, featuring nature-inspired work from regional artists.
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!
Breakfast With Blitzen
Join us as we welcome Santa to the Holden Arboretum during Breakfast With Blitzen on Dec. 2 or Dec. 15. Enjoy a pile of pancakes, a visit with Santa and a chance to take pictures with a live reindeer. This event is now sold out.
Arboretum Closed Jan. 7 – 11
The Arboretum will be closed Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 11, 2019. Members will still have access to the grounds.
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.