Fireside Lecture

Each February, The Holden Arboretum hosts the Fireside Lecture Series, allowing guests to take an armchair exploration by attending one of these entertaining and informative talks. Speaker will highlight a particular aspect of nature that they are passionate about and share their creations that have emerged from their personal journeys connecting with nature.

All lectures take place at 2pm at the Warren H. Corning Visitor Center. Tickets are $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Pictured Rocks, Pasties and Porcupines – Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula features a 1,700-mile Great Lakes coastline with 40 lighthouses, 300 waterfalls, old growth forests and a rich history of logging, and copper and iron mining. Join photographer Ian Adams for a photographic tour of the Land of the Yoopers.

Sunday, Feb. 17

Orchids of Ohio

Mention wild orchids and most people think of the tropics, but did you know Ohio is home to nearly 50 different native species? Orchids come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and are often regarded as some of the world’s most stunning and rare plants. Come find out what makes an orchid so unique as Andrew Gibson, field botanist and ecoanalyst for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, explores the diversity of Ohio’s species, the numerous habitats they occur in, their specialized life histories and so much more.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Garden History: Thomas Jefferson – Landscape Architect

A garden history presentation using the life of Thomas Jefferson to illustrate the horticultural influences that shaped him for producing his landscape architectural and garden projects.  Extensive pictures include Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Poplar Forest and the University of Virginia. Historic garden restoration and design considerations are included.