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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

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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

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

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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

Nature Photography Day

June 27, 2023

Nature Photography Day

By Dawn Gerlica, Senior Horticulturist

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In 2006, The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) designated June 15 as Nature Photography Day – a day to enjoy capturing the beauty of nature through photography and to... more

Collections Team Update!

June 12, 2023

Collections Team Update!

By Ralph Protano, Director of Land and Collections Management

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The Collections Team has been starting a new chapter with three new hires in the last two months. This includes our new Ground Arborist (Jamie Christie), a new Assistant Climbing Arborist... more

Why Pine Straw Mulch?

June 12, 2023

Why Pine Straw Mulch?

By MaryAnn Thesing, Horticulturist

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If you’ve been to Holden Arboretum lately you may have noticed a change in our mulch selection as seen in the Butterfly Garden and West Layer Rhododendron Garden. Most gardeners... more

It’s Poppin: June 9th

June 9, 2023

It’s Poppin: June 9th

By Thomas Arbour, Curator of Living Collections

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Isn’t it amazing how each week there is something new blooming in our gardens?  Our horticulturists have carefully chosen plants to ensure a constant rotation of blooms will be poppin’... more

It’s Poppin’: May 26th

May 26, 2023

It’s Poppin’: May 26th

By Thomas Arbour, Curator of Living Collections

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The trees are green, and shade is now dominant in our forests and woodland gardens.  As summer grows near, our blooms will begin to pop in open areas- seek out... more

33 Splendid Bench Views at the Holden Arboretum

May 24, 2023

33 Splendid Bench Views at the Holden Arboretum

By David Lardakis, Marketing Specialist

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The Holden Arboretum is home to a wide variety of captivating landscapes. From ponds and bogs, to open prairie and dense forest, you won’t find an area on the grounds... more

It’s Poppin’: May 19th

May 19, 2023

It’s Poppin’: May 19th

By Thomas Arbour, Curator of Living Collections

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Isn’t it nice to have spring weather for a long, extended period?  The flowers love it too, and while we are marching toward summer with the onset of the early... more

It’s Poppin’: May 12th

May 12, 2023

It’s Poppin’: May 12th

By Thomas Arbour , Curator of Living Collections

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Did this week feel a little more like summer than spring to you? Did you enjoy the sunshine this week? Let’s take a look at what’s poppin’! Holden Arboretum Right... more

Tree Planting at Other Hand Farm

May 10, 2023

Tree Planting at Other Hand Farm

By Amanda Wood, Urban Community Forester

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Once called the Forest City, Cleveland has been lacking in trees for years. Our tree canopy is at 18% and is projected to decline to 14% by 2040 unless we... more

It’s Poppin’: May 5th

May 5, 2023

It’s Poppin’: May 5th

By Thomas Arbour, Curator of Living Collections

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With two sunny days in the forecast, now is the time to visit!  Five straight days of rain and cold weather has kept the blooms waiting for you.  Cold, but... more