Woodland Express Garden Railroad Exhibit

Saturday, June 15 –  Sunday, Sept. 15, 9am to 5pm daily

Step into a magical garden railroad featuring G-scale trains, vibrant plantings and handcrafted architectural elements at the Woodland Express Presented by Fleet Response exhibit this summer at the Holden Arboretum. Created by Applied Imagination in partnership with the Arboretum’s horticulture staff, this world in miniature will feature elements inspired by woodland animals made from leaves, twigs, and other natural materials.

Applied Imagination is a nationally-recognized, award-winning crew of artisans that have been producing original public garden exhibits for decades.

In addition to the Woodland Express exhibit, visitors to the Arboretum can enjoy countless opportunities to learn from and be inspired by nature. Paved paths guide visitors through some of Ohio’s most beautiful gardens with cultivated collections of wildflowers, rhododendron, lilacs, magnolias and more.  Children and adults can experience fun and exhilarating exploration in the arboretum’s nature play areas and on its soaring experiential structures.  The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower take visitors into and above the forest for an immersive perspective of the tree canopy and a bird’s eye view of the forest (extra fee applies).

Woodland Express admission and hours

Woodland Express admission includes full access to the Holden Arboretum grounds, excluding the Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower.  Admission is $12 per adult, $8 per child age 3 to 12, and free for members of Holden Forests & Gardens.  Tickets for the Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower are $4 per adult, $2 per child age 3 to 12, and free for members.  Parking is free. Woodland Express tickets are available online in advance or can be purchased at the Holden Arboretum.  Advance ticket purchase is not required.

The Holden Arboretum is open daily from 9am to 5pm, and until 8pm on Tuesdays from June 18 through Aug. 6.