Gardens at Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum spans about 3,500 acres in Lake and Geauga counties, with 200 acres dedicated to cultivated gardens and special collections. Our gardens are home to a wide range of plants, each with its own story to tell.

Explore our Gardens below:

Arlene and Arthur S. Holden Jr. Butterfly Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

With mesmerizing ponds surrounded by lush gardens, the Holden Butterfly Garden is a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds—and a tranquil spot for our visitors.

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Display Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A four-season garden planted with a mix of trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs, this garden is home to two of the Arboretum’s most iconic attractions: the Arthur S. Holden Sr. Hedge Collection and the lilac collection.

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Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visitors will learn about this beautiful plant group as they stroll through three areas examining rhododendrons in their native habitat, the role Northeast Ohio has played in hybridization, and successful usage of rhododendrons in home landscapes.

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Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This 20-acre garden is home to rolling hills, shady oaks, plus the Heath, Hourglass and Sherwin ponds. Of course, it also features a collection of rhododendrons stemming from 52 different species.

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Henry Norweb Jr. Tree Allée

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

One of the Arboretum’s newest features, this walkway is lined with five different species of trees that will grow to provide a shaded stroll between the Display Garden and the Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden.

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Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden

Open Open today: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This dazzling five-acre garden includes more than 400 native Ohio species, all displayed in representative habitat plantings modeled after significant plant communities found in Ohio.

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