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

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.

Grab + Go Café Now Available in the Visitors’ Center!

Keep The Change Kitchen Collective from Chef Ben Bebenroth of Spice Hospitality Group has created a Grab + Go Café featuring delicious, convenient meals. Satisfying salads and nutritious grain bowls, easy snacks, treats, and beverages will be available on weekends

Please note: the Grab + Go will be offered on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, while supplies last.

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.

Tram Tours

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? Our Highlights Tram Tours provide guests of all ages and mobility levels a chance to discover selected gardens and collections, and learn a little history at the same time. 

  • Tours offered August through October every Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Tickets may be purchased exclusively on site at the Corning Visitor Center, and purchase cutoff is 15 minutes before tour begins. Tour dates and time are subject to change.
  • Tours run rain or shine, please dress for the weather. 
View dates and times

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:

  • Masks are required indoors for all guests (2 and over), regardless of vaccination status, effective Thursday 8/19. Masks may be removed when eating/drinking. Effective date may be accelerated if conditions warrant.

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. To protect our aquatic habitats, fishing must be done from the bank – wading is prohibited.
  • 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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