Adult Programs

Scientist Lecture | Getting By With a Little Help from our Friends 
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn more about the research conducted at the Holden Arboretum and discover the important role soil microbes play in plant conservation.

Stebbins Gulch: A Hike Through Geologic History
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Follow the streambed as it cuts through bedrock dating back millions of years. Explore the geology and plant communities resulting from this special environment. This rigorous hike requires a good degree of physical fitness. Proper footwear (knee-high boots, such as wellingtons) with good traction is required and should be appropriate for climbing, walking through mud and slippery,
high-water conditions.

No children under 12. Rugged – three miles

Magnificence on the Mountain @ The Holden Arboretum
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Unique geological formations, diversity of plant life and its historical use as a resort make this a spectacular natural site.

No children under 12. Moderate—under two miles

Early Morning Bird Walks @ Corning Visitor Center
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Explore our gardens and natural areas on these informative walks with an expert guide to identify birds by sight, sound and behavior. All levels of birders welcome.

Holiday Greens Make-it, Take-it Workshop
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Create a one-of-a-kind, elaborate wreath or mixed greens garland to make your home feel festive this holiday season. Learn the basics of choosing natural items for decor projects and the elements of designing holiday decor items, using seasonal, natural materials to create either a breathtaking wreath or mixed greens garland with guidance from Slingluff. All materials included. Registration closes on Saturday, Nov. 30.