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 Geauga County 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

Though we’re open rain or shine, please take the weather forecast into account when making your reservations. Guest Services is unable to transfer or refund tickets after your timed-entry reservation has passed.

Admission

Timed-ticketed entry is currently required for general admission. Members do not need reservations to visit.

Tickets are not sold on the grounds of Holden Forests & Gardens, so buy your tickets now.

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

Discounts are available for the active duty military and Veterans and Museums for All (SNAP/EBT)

If you’d like to use a guest pass, or are eligible for one of the Arboretum’s discounted tickets, please call our Guest Services team (440.946.4400) to make your reservation.

Members

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

  • Reservations are not required during public access hours, though still may be made if desired. Please remember to bring your membership card to check in; members will need to proceed through the main gate during public hours. Non-member guests will still need a general admission reservation, which can be purchased online or by calling (440) 946-4400 to use a guest pass.
  • Arboretum core access is permitted without a reservation 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 Tuesday through Sunday: Fisherman’s Pond, the Conifer Collection, and Working Woods.

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.

Guidelines

For the safety and comfort of our members, visitors, and staff, the following public health measures (outlined by the Centers of Disease Control and State of Ohio Department of Public Health) are in place for the foreseeable future.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

  • If you’d like to visit with others, please limit your guests to people you live with. The maximum group size when visiting the grounds is 10 people.
  • All guests age 2 and older must bring face coverings with them when visiting the grounds. A face covering must be worn at all times when indoors, and outdoors when within six feet of others.
  • Please comply with the state mandated six foot physical distancing rule.
  • Face coverings are required at all times on the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower.
  • Face coverings are required at all times in the Glasshouses.

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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