June 17, 2022

Holden Forests & Gardens Announces Appointment of Five New Board Members to its Board of Directors 

Holden Forests & Gardens is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors: Tera Coleman, Lavita Ewing, Lynn-Ann Gries, Katie Outcalt and Joy Ward.

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June 2, 2022

Cleveland Botanical Garden Kicks Off the Summer Season with a Large-scale Outdoor Art Installation, Returning Popular Summer Events, and Blooming Gardens  

Cleveland Botanical Garden Kicks Off the Summer Season with a Large-scale Outdoor Art Installation, Returning Popular Summer Events, and Blooming Gardens  

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Cleveland Botanical Garden Kicks Off the Summer Season with a Large-scale Outdoor Art Installation, Returning Popular Summer Events, and Blooming Gardens  

May 19, 2022

Holden Arboretum Will Welcome Summer with an Outdoor Maze for Kids, Concerts in the Forest, and Popular Attractions for Endless Adventure

Holden Arboretum Will Welcome Summer with an Outdoor Maze for Kids, Concerts in the Forest, and Popular Attractions for Endless Adventure

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Holden Arboretum Will Welcome Summer with an Outdoor Maze for Kids, Concerts in the Forest, and Popular Attractions for Endless Adventure

April 19, 2022

Holden Forests & Gardens Makes Commitment to Mitigate Detrimental Effects of Climate Change

Leading up to Earth Day 2022, Holden Forest & Gardens (HF&G) has adopted a climate change statement recognizing that climate change is real and providing facts and information about climate change, it’s implications, and some ways we are working to mitigate climate change at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. We hope this can be a helpful resource for people still trying to understand this complicated topic.

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Holden Forests & Gardens Makes Commitment to Mitigate Detrimental Effects of Climate Change

April 12, 2022

Holden Forests & Gardens Celebrates150th Anniversary of Arbor Day with Free Admission, Tree Seedling Giveaways, & More

Trees, wonderful trees! This year marks the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, the national holiday devoted to trees. The Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum celebrate the planting and care of trees every day, but especially during the month of April when spring is in the air and it’s a great time to plant. Trees are of central importance to life on Earth and now is a great time to become more aware of them.

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Holden Forests & Gardens Celebrates150th Anniversary of Arbor Day with Free Admission, Tree Seedling Giveaways, & More

January 6, 2022

Cleveland Botanical Garden to Open 16th Annual Flower Show Orchids Forever on January 29th

Orchids, orchids everywhere! There is nothing like the wonder and beauty of orchids and once again the Cleveland Botanical Garden will spotlight their grandeur at the 16th annual flower show Orchids Forever opening Saturday, January 29th, 2022. The show will run through Sunday, March 13th. Orchids Forever is generously supported by Just Add Ice®.

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Cleveland Botanical Garden to Open 16th Annual Flower Show Orchids Forever on January 29th

November 4, 2021

Jill Koski – 2021 Community Leader of the Year, Environment & Sustainability

Holden Forests & Gardens is proud to share that Community Leader magazine, a publication of Cleveland Magazine, has awarded our President and CEO with a Community Leader of the Year award. Here’s the profile in this month’s issue. Congratulations to Jill and to the entire HF&G Team!

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Jill Koski – 2021 Community Leader of the Year, Environment & Sustainability

November 2, 2021

The Cleveland Botanical Garden Celebrates the Festive Winter Season with A Garden Holiday

(CLEVELAND) October 28, 2021 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. A Garden Holiday will delight the senses and transport visitors into a holiday wonderland filled with the colorful plants and towering trees that bring the most festive time of year to life beginning on Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

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September 27, 2021

PBS NewsHour features Holden Forests & Gardens and our partners’ urban reforestation work

Holden Forests & Gardens was featured in PBS Newshour’s focus on the city of Cleveland’s tree canopy loss and efforts to combat it, entitled “Can urban reforestation help lower rising temperatures?”

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PBS NewsHour features Holden Forests & Gardens and our partners’ urban reforestation work

September 8, 2021

Breaking News: Pollinators contribute to flowering plant diversity

By Na Wei, PhD, Scientist

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) Scientist Na Wei, Ph.D., and her collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh and East Tennessee State University discovered how pollinators may contribute to the maintenance of flowering plant diversity. This study that accelerates our understanding of biodiversity conservation is now published in the journal Nature.

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Breaking News: Pollinators contribute to flowering plant diversity

June 17, 2021

Holden hosts first exhibit across the botanical garden and arboretum campuses

Fairy Doors

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Holden hosts first exhibit across the botanical garden and arboretum campuses

April 21, 2021

Holden Forests & Gardens Awarded $200,000 Grant from The Cleveland Foundation for People for Trees

CLEVELAND) March 30, 2021 – Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has received a generous $200,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to support People for Trees™, a public awareness initiative that encourages and empowers residents in communities across Northeast Ohio to plant and care for a tree, beginning with making a pledge. The aim is to have 15,000 new trees planted by 2025.

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Holden Forests & Gardens Awarded $200,000 Grant from The Cleveland Foundation for People for Trees

April 21, 2021

Holden Forests & Gardens Launches People for Trees

One of the most significant things we can do to combat the effects of a changing climate right here in Northeast Ohio is to plant a tree. Today, Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is launching a new initiative called People for Trees™ to make it easier for each of us to get involved with this solution.

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Holden Forests & Gardens Launches People for Trees

April 21, 2021

Hundreds of Colorful Butterflies Return to the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse



To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forest & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in Costa Rica biome beginning Saturday, April 3rd.



The butterflies in the Costa Rica biome will bring the Glasshouse to life—amazing, colorful, moving, exhilarating life and you’ll see them actively searching for nectar as food sources, flying around. “The sheer proliferation of butterflies is a memorable experience,” says Jillian Slane, director of exhibits and experiences. “You get to interact with them when you walk through the Glasshouse,” she relates. “It’s a strong bond and connection to nature.”

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Hundreds of Colorful Butterflies Return to the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Glasshouse

April 21, 2021

Holden Forests & Gardens Celebrates Trees Leading up to Arbor Day with Community Plantings, Free Admission, Tree Seedling Giveaway & More

April is one of the most important months of the year for our Northeast Ohio community and the health of our planet. It is the month where we observe the national Arbor Day holiday on Friday, April 30th which translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word. All month long we celebrate the planting, care and preservation of trees. And on Friday April 30th, we have free admission day at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum.

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September 18, 2020

Holden Forests & Gardens Celebrates October with Fun Fall Experiences for All Ages

Experience fall in all its beauty this October at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Along with soaking up fall colors from new heights on the arboretum’s Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower, visitors can enjoy special family programming during a Halloween Whodunnit Mystery from Saturday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 18th and explore the grounds on a Leaf Trail through October. The botanical garden will usher in fall fun with gorgeous outdoor fall plants and container arrangements, Children’s Strolling Storytime, and a new Holden Halloween House Party activity pack program.

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Holden Forests & Gardens Celebrates October with Fun Fall Experiences for All Ages

August 6, 2020

World-renowned outdoor sculpture Stickwork will arrive in Northeast Ohio this Fall

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) will open an outdoor sculpture experience at the Holden Arboretum on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Patrick
Dougherty’s Stickwork – twisting mazes, towering castles and hedges full of faces – have been featured in more than 300 locations around the world from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. This is the first time he is coming to Northeast Ohio.

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World-renowned outdoor sculpture Stickwork will arrive in Northeast Ohio this Fall

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