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Meet the Birds of the Costa Rica Biome

January 30, 2024

Meet the Birds of the Costa Rica Biome

By Traci S. Williams, Animal & Plant Care Specialist


With the butterflies mostly gone, winter belongs to the birds! The lush and green Costa Rica biome at Cleveland Botanical Garden provides ample opportunity to play “hide-n-seek” with three birds... more

A Beginner’s Guide to Pruning

January 16, 2024

A Beginner’s Guide to Pruning

By Maggie Billings, Native Plant and Pollinator Specialist, AmeriCorps Member


Pruning is a must know when it comes to tree and garden care, but why? Pruning often rejuvenates plants and allows them to grow more efficiently. Taking off old growth... more

Caterpillars at the Nursery

November 8, 2023

Caterpillars at the Nursery

By M Onion, Nursery Plant Propagator Grower


The nursery at the Holden Arboretum takes care of a great number of species.  One polyhouse alone currently contains between 300 and 400 species and cultivars. Among all these plants,... more