The Holden Arboretum
The Holden Arboretum encompasses an expansive 3,500 acres including lush woodlands and 200 acres dedicated to thoughtfully cultivated gardens.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
ORCHIDS FOREVER OPENS this Saturday, January 29. Purchase timed tickets in advance. Indoor gardens featuring rare and exotic collections, plus specially curated specimens planted in themed glasshouses.
What’s Coming Up
This Saturday Orchids Forever Opens
The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Orchids Forever will open Saturday, January 29th, 2022. Purchase timed tickets in advance here! The show will run through Sunday, March 13th. Thousands of orchids will fill the interior garden spaces. It’s a not-to-be-missed annual tropical treat in the middle of winter.Buy Tickets Now
Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing at Holden Arboretum
Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whether you rent snowshoes at the Corning Visitor Center or bring your own cross-country skis or snowshoes, this information will help you safely enjoy your winter experience- stay warm and have a great time!Explore
Winter Birding at the Arboretum
Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Holden Arboretum transitions into a pristine, white canvas in winter with bare trees– an ideal backdrop for spotting many types of birds that spend the winter season on the property.Explore
Research & Science News
Science on Friday
In this week’s Science on Friday feature, Scientist Dr. Juliana Medeiros introduces the newest Norweb Fellow, Samuel Harbol, who will be focusing his work on eastern red cedar and rocky mountain juniper plants and we also learn the ins and outs of making a natural liquid fertilizer called Compost Tea from our Horticulturist Rob Maganja.
Tree Planting & Community Forestry
People for Trees
Our movement to plant and care for 15,000 trees by 2025 in NEO is off to an incredible start! Holden Forests & Gardens has planted more than 1,400 trees with the help of our community partners. This fall, our Community Forestry team and Tree Corps have been busy planting some of the last trees of the year. Click here to read about the latest tree plantings with some of our partners.Join the movement and pledge today
Our work improves our forests’ health, and ultimately promotes conservation throughout the region.See the Learning Forest
Tree of the Month: Shellbark Hickory
Shellbark hickory, a.k.a. kingnut is native from western New York to Iowa, south to Georgia and Texas. Although widely distributed, it is not common, certainly not in Holden’s natural areas where it is absent. The closely related Holden native shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) usually has five leaflets in contrast to the seven to nine leaflets that are typical for shellbark hickory leaves. In Ohio, shellbark hickory is found exclusively on moist soils of floodplains and bottomlands. Learn more.Explore
Programs & Classes
For Teachers: Virtual School Programs
We know bringing your class to visit is not always possible. If that is the case never fear because we have a number of virtual opportunities that are the next best thing! Butterflies and Plant parts are just a few of the offerings. We welcome a virtual invitation to your classrooms.Click here
Together, we stand tall.
Holden Forests & Gardens connects people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities. You play an integral role in realizing our mission
and helping us sow the seeds for success.
We focus on tree and plant life, with extensive collections that we hope will inspire healthier communities.
We are experts in research, conservation, and community forestry, and strive to make an impact in Northeast Ohio—and beyond.
We educate people of all ages and experience levels, from budding enthusiasts to serious botanists.
You can develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world, and share your passion with others.
You can support our efforts and contribute to a more vibrant future for our entire community.
You can make a difference in your community by planting a single tree.
Green Corps partners with resident-led gardens to optimize benefits to the people and plants in Cleveland while engaging urban youth in exploratory experiences to inspire future stewardship and careers in the green industry.