About Holden Forests & Gardens

Connecting people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants.

Holden Forests & Gardens is made up of two of Northeast Ohio’s most important environmental and cultural institutions — the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. As the 12th largest public garden in the country, Holden Forests & Gardens has close to 15,000 member households and an annual attendance of over 350,000, for whom we strive to provide inspirational and educational visitor experiences.

Holden Forests & Gardens is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, environmental research, nature-based educational programs, and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.

We envision a future in which all communities are transformed into vibrant places where trees, plants, and people thrive.

Mission: Holden Forests & Gardens connects people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities

Vision: All communities transformed into vibrant places where trees, plants, and people thrive

Our Research

Our scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students improve our fundamental understanding of the natural world. We take pride in conducting nationally recognized research in plant and environmental sciences, while also nurturing the next generation of curious thinkers.

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Your generosity helps us fulfill our mission and connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants. Whether you support us financially or by donating your valuable time, we appreciate every gift, and hope you’ll consider helping us continue to thrive.

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Holden Arboretum

Located east of Cleveland, this campus sprawls over an enchanting expanse of land in Geauga County and offers gardens, trails, lakes and meadows. Plus, it’s home to iconic attractions such as the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden

Visit this unbelievably gorgeous retreat, located right in the middle of Cleveland’s famous University Circle. This site is home to a range of carefully curated plant and trees species, with themed areas that showcase the wonders of the natural world.

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