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.
Canopy Walk/Tower Open Weekends In November, Weather Permitting
Breakfast With Blitzen
Tickets are now on sale for our second annual Breakfast with Blitzen. Join us as we welcome Santa Claus and one of his favorite reindeer to the Arboretum for breakfast and a morning filled with holiday fun.
Each year, the bright blooms of summer give way to the brilliant oranges, reds and yellows of the fall season. Each year, our horticulturists monitor the changing leaves so that guests can plan their visit to coincide with peak fall color. This year, the Autumn colors reached their peak on Oct. 23.
Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends: Soil Microbes and Their Important Role in Plant Conservation | Nov. 13
Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7pm as David Burke, HF&G’s chief program officer for research and conservation explores what we know, and what we don’t know, about the plant microbiome and how cutting edge techniques are opening a new frontier in plant ecology.
Shop for environmentally friendly and unique gifts for the holidays at our annual holiday show, featuring nature-inspired work from regional artists.
The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower will remain open weekends from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 from 10am until 4pm, weather permitting. We will also open the structures on Friday, Nov. 29, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.
The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN) program is a science-based natural resource education program coupled with community-based volunteer service. The Arboretum and Ohio State University Extension are partnering to offer an OCVN training program at the Arboretum.
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.