April 11, 2024 (CLEVELAND)Get ready to show your love of trees in honor of this year’s Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, 2024. The Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum celebrate the planting and care of trees every day of the year, but especially during April when spring is in the air. Join us in celebration of all things trees. 

Arbor Day 

Arbor Day 2024 festivities:  

ENJOY FREE ADMISSION – Holden Forests & Gardens is offering free admission to both the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum on Arbor Day, Friday April 26. Bring family, friends, or just yourself to enjoy a day immersed in nature at either campus. The Botanical Garden will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and the Arboretum will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Advance tickets are not required. 

GIVE A NEW TREE A HOME – FREE SEEDLING GIVEAWAY at the Cleveland Botanical Garden between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and at the Holden Arboretum between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or while supplies last at each campus. Tree seedlings distributed are arborvitaes. This highly adaptable conifer is the perfect way to bring a piece of Arbor Day to your space. 

DONATE TO ARBOR DAY OF GIVING- Help us reach this year’s goal of $75,000! Holden Forests & Gardens has made Arbor Day our annual Day of Giving to encourage people to donate in support of educating the next generation of tree stewards and conducting crucial research to slow the rate of biodiversity loss. To help us along, Holden Forests & Gardens board member Roy Minoff will match up to $25,000. Another anonymous member of our Board of Directors will match an additional $5,000. By supporting Arbor Day of Giving, your donation will have double the impact. Give online today, and it will count towards Holden Forests & Gardens Arbor Day of Giving on April 26. Click here for more information: Arbor Day of Giving Website

TREE PLANTING: Join Holden Forests & Gardens CEO, Ed Moydell, for a ceremonial tree planting. Ed will plant a striped maple, Acer pensylvanicum at 1 p.m. in the Woodland Garden at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Come by and learn more about this tree, where it came from, and why we chose it for this location. 

CLEVELAND GUARDIANS: Holden Forests & Gardens CEO Ed Moydell is set to take the mound for an exciting ceremonial first pitch at the upcoming Guardians baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m. on April 25. Be sure to tune in and watch as Ed marks the beginning of the Arbor Day celebration. 


Holden Forests & Gardens is in year four of our People for Trees campaign to empower the community to plant and care for 15,000 trees in Northeast Ohio by the end of 2025. Already, more than 12,000 trees have been given away, pledged, and planted by residents of Northeast Ohio. But we still need more People for Trees to pledge and plant. Share your love of nature and invite a friend, neighbor, and family member to join us. Pledge at holdenfg.org/peoplefortrees 


About Holden Forests & Gardens 
Holden Forests & Gardens is made up of two of Northeast Ohio’s most important environmental and cultural institutions — the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden — whose mission is to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities. One of the largest public gardens in the country, Holden Forests & Gardens has over 22,000 member households and an annual attendance of over 300,000 for whom we strive to provide inspirational and educational visitor experiences. Holden’s science, conservation and urban forestry work is widely acclaimed and helping to save native trees in the Great Lakes region and beyond. For more information, visit holdenfg.org. 

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