Visiting Holden Arboretum

Here’s all the fun you can look forward to.

Holden Forests & Gardens takes pride in connecting people with the wonder, beauty, and immense value of trees and plants.

This campus, located east of Cleveland, sprawls over an enchanting expanse of land in Lake and Geauga Counties and offers gardens, trails, lakes and meadows.

Plus, entry to iconic attractions such as the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower are included with your membership or general admission.

We’re open year-round, rain or shine—so plan your visit, and we’ll see you soon.

Trail and activity updates

Portions of the Woodland Trail and Old Valley Trail are closed due to storm damage. Pierson Creek Loop is completely closed.  Strong Acres Loop remains inaccessible from the arboretum core.

Hours

  • Tuesdays – Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last entry is at 4 p.m.)
  • Mondays: Closed to public, Members only

Independence Day Holiday Hours

  • Sunday, July 4: Early close, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (last entry is at 2pm)
  • Monday, July 5: Open to all, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Though we’re open rain or shine, please take the weather forecast into account when purchasing your tickets online. All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Admission

Tickets are required for admission to the Holden Arboretum. The easiest and most convenient way to visit starts with purchasing your tickets online – buy your tickets here.

  • Adults: $15
  • Children (3 – 12 years old): $10
  • Children (2 and under): Free
  • Members are always free

Discounts are available for active-duty military members, veterans, and Museums for All (SNAP, EBT, WIC & Medicaid participants). Discount tickets may be purchased on site or in advance by calling our Guest Services team at (440) 946-4400 during business hours.

Members

Members have dawn-to-dusk access to the Holden Arboretum. When utilizing this member benefit, please note the following:

  • Please remember to bring your membership card to check in; members will need to proceed through the main gate during public hours.
  • Arboretum core access is permitted outside public hours, before 8:30 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday. Please use the code found on the back of your membership card to access the keypad that will open the gate. Restrooms are not open outside public hours, so please plan ahead before visiting.
  • The Arboretum is open to members on Mondays via the member lane using the gate code. Restrooms will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., but Corning Visitor Center, Murch Canopy Walk, and Kalberer Emergent Tower will all be closed on Mondays.
  • Members may access the following locations: Fisherman’s Pond, the Conifer Collection, and Working Woods. Gate locks open using the 4-digit member gate code.

Directions and Parking

Our address is: Warren H. Corning Visitor Center or the Katharine Holden Thayer Center, at 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio.

Driving directions

All visitors should enter through the Main Entrance and park in the Main Parking lot only.

*Tip: Exit at 193 (Route 306) rather than Exit 195 (Route 615). You’ll avoid hills that can be tough to maneuver.

COVID-19 Guidelines

For the safety and comfort of our members, visitors, and staff, the following public health measures recommended by the CDC are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Face coverings are required indoors for all guests who are not yet fully vaccinated* against COVID-19
  • Face coverings are no longer required for guests who are fully vaccinated*
  • Face coverings are not required outdoors for guests regardless of vaccination status
  • These same face covering policies apply to all HF&G staff members and third party vendors

*Per CDC guidelines, a person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving the 1-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or 2 weeks following the second dose of the 2-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Additional guidelines for visiting

  • All dogs must be kept on leashes. Please pick up after them!
  • Only trained service dogs are allowed in buildings and on the Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower
  • Please do not feed the wildlife
  • Balls, Frisbees, and kites are not allowed on the property
  • Enjoy a picnic in our picnic area, but please do not bring alcohol
  • Members are welcome to participate in catch-and-release fishing in Corning Lake, Hourglass Pond, Foster’s Pond and Fisherman’s Pond
  • Absolutely no littering
  • Lawful concealed carry of a weapon is allowed on the property with a valid concealed carry permit, but may not be brought into any buildings.

For your safety and the well-being of our plants and trees, climbing or swinging from branches is strictly prohibited. Thanks for helping to protect the beautiful grounds

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All patrons entering the premises voluntarily assume all risks and dangers incidental to admission and/or any event, and waives and releases all claims against the Holden Arboretum, its affiliated companies, partners, joint ventures, representatives, members, designees, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, attorneys, agents, successors, and assigns. Admission is subject to compliance with all laws and facility rules and the patron consents to reasonable examinations and searches to ensure

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