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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

Nasturtiums, Yum!

October 13, 2023

Nasturtiums, Yum!

By Sommer Tolan, Horticulturalist


Fall colors have arrived, but nasturtiums are putting on one last show before cooler weather moves in. These are a favorite annual flower among gardeners and add vibrant color to...more

What does a horticulturalist do at a public garden?

October 10, 2023

What does a horticulturalist do at a public garden?

By Annie Rzepka Budziak, Director of Arboretum Horticulture


When asked to consider my favorite part of working at Holden Forests and Gardens, two answers immediately come to mind.  First, the incredible team of people I have the privilege...more