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!
Come sip on a glass of wine and make a custom terrarium.
Discover unique geological formations, diversity of plant life and its historic use as a resort on a Little Mountain Hike.
Learn to see light as well as contrasting shape, adding structure and detail with line, tone and color with instructor Susan Gray Bé. All levels are welcome.
Learn the distinguishing characteristics for identifying more than 30 native species in the dormant season.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Landslide 2019 report names ten U.S. cultural landscapes threatened by climate change, including the Holden Arboretum. The report is intended to bring public attention to threatened sites and highlight their resiliency, adaptation, and mitigation efforts. Click here for details.
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.
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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.