Experience spring in all its beauty at Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum. Enjoy a captivating way to enjoy the great outdoors and get in touch with nature. The gardens are awakening in the new season, and you will not want to miss it!

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What's in Bloom

What’s in Bloom

Gorgeous rhododendrons, peonies, wood poppy, lilacs, and so much more! Visit holdenfg.org to see what’s blooming each month.

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Tram Tours

Tram Tours

Holden Arboretum

First-time guest and want to learn more about the Arboretum? Long-time patron and you’d like to sit back and enjoy the campus from a different angle?

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The Ron and Lydia Harrington Perennial Playspace

The Ron and Lydia Harrington Perennial Playspace

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Just in time for Spring! The Cleveland Botanical Garden announces a new permanent exhibit overlooking the towering plants and trees in the Glasshouses that will engage nature lovers young and old.

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Return of the Butterflies

Return of the Butterflies

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Friday, April 1st2022 you will be greeted with a stunning array of nearly 10 species of butterfly in the Costa Rica Glasshouse. To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forests & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies… »

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Upcoming Experiences
Mission Botanica

Mission Botanica

Holden Arboretum

Mission Botanica will be featured at the Holden Arboretum from Saturday, June 11 to Sunday, September 5, 2022. Climb, leap, hang, and fly through the green and mysterious world of a unique maze with Mission Botanica. This June, you’re invited to explore the vast biodiversity in a bilingual, family-friendly adventure maze, that will feature highlighted plants and trees from the Arboretum’s collection.

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Twilight in the A-Mazing Woods

Twilight in the A-Mazing Woods

Holden Arboretum

Save the date for our annual benefit picnic for the plants and trees. Twilight in the A-Mazing Woods will take place Saturday, July 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Throughout the Arboretum grounds, the benefit will feature a picnic dinner by SPICE Catering, live music, activities for adults and kids including a craft station and botanically themed treasure hunt, and exclusive access to the Arboretum’s summer exhibit, Mission Botanica by Minotaur Mazes. Purchase tickets at holdenfg.org.

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Concert in the Forest Series

Concert in the Forest Series

Holden Arboretum

Concert in the Forest Series begins Wednesday, June 15th. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and quality time with friends and family out in nature. Food trucks will open at 5:30 p.m. Concert in the Forest Series will feature bands from Northeast Ohio, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra Apollo’s Fire. Concerts are included with the price of admission with the exception of Apollo’s Fire.

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Notes of Nature Wine Series

Notes of Nature Wine Series

Holden Arboretum

Notes of Nature Wine Series will feature wine and small bites at the Arboretum. A special ticket is necessary for the wine tasting events and can be found at holdenfg.org.   June 15th, Taste of Terroir, 6-7 p.m. A limited seating, and special tasting, focus on the factors that make up a wine, including soil,… »

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David G. Leach Research Station Open House

David G. Leach Research Station Open House

David G. Leach Research Station

Come visit HF&G’s David G. Leach Research Station, a private 20-acre rhododendron research facility and woodland garden. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer any questions, but otherwise enjoy one of Northeast Ohio’s finest gardens at your own leisure. The garden contains an extensive collection of hybrid and species rhododendrons, as well as towering trees and other choice landscape plants. You can also observe an active rhododendron breeding program focused on developing new and improved garden hybrids.

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Invasive Plants and Insects 101

Invasive Plants and Insects 101

Holden Arboretum

Join us to learn about some common invasive plants and insects in Northeast Ohio. This knowledge will benefit your own yard or neighborhood by providing an understanding of what shouldn’t be there and why. The class will highlight invasive plant and insect identification, what makes them troublesome, their history and some methods for controlling them. Following the class presentation will be a companion hike within the Arboretum’s core to view some of the plants and insects discussed.

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Call for Artists

Call for Artists

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is seeking an artist/artists to create semi-permanent sculptural installations at the Cleveland Botanical Garden campus’ Hershey’s Children’s Garden this summer.

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Firefly Foray

Firefly Foray

Holden Arboretum

Maybe you caught them as a kid, but what do you know about fireflies? Did you know there are as many as 2 dozen species in Ohio? Join Carly Martin, Cleveland Metroparks Naturalist, and firefly aficionado to learn more about this fascinating insect. An indoor talk will be followed by a hike to seek out several species found at the arboretum. Will we find the famous synchronizing fireflies? This is best experienced in darkness, so come prepared to walk in the dark with assistance from the leaders.

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