About Holden Forests & Gardens

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 over 21,000 member households and an annual attendance of over 350,000, for whom we strive to provide inspirational and educational visitor experiences.

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 Campuses

Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd. Kirtland, OH

Spanning over 3,600 acres, the Holden Arboretum is a nature lover’s dream. With gardens, trails, lakes and meadows, there is always something new to explore. The Kalberer Emergent Tower and Murch Canopy Walk offer immersive experiences and unique perspectives of the tree canopy and surrounding areas.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Blvd. Cleveland, OH

Located in the heart of University Circle, the Cleveland Botanical Garden is an urban oasis – an escape from the bustling city. Manicured gardens and curated glasshouses offer inspiration for your own gardens!

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Our Work


We take pride in pioneering the science of plants and trees, and happily serve this community by conducting nationally recognized research, all while fostering the next generation of leaders in this space.

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We put into practice our goals of conserving biodiversity and ecosystem integrity, understanding how humans and ecosystems benefits each other, and inspiring regional change in tree conservation and ecosystem stewardship.

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Through our partnerships with local and regional organizations, tree plantings, school programs, summer camps, scientist lecture series, class offerings, and digital content, we strive to educate the public on the importance of plants and trees.

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