Join us for a family-friendly picnic in support of plants, trees, and the benefits they provide Northeast Ohio. 

(CLEVELAND) April 27, 2023- Holden Forests & Gardens invites you to an evening among the flora and fauna at Twilight at the Arboretum on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Twilight at the Arboretum is Holden Forests & Garden’s largest and only benefit of the year and helps to raise money for its mission to connect people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities. Join us for an elevated picnic dinner by Spice Catering Co., live music and entertainment for the whole family, and the seasonal outdoor exhibition Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks.  

Tickets are on sale now at Adult tickets are $150, children are $35.  

New this year, a VIP ticket level features early event access at 4:30 p.m., complimentary valet parking, limited table seating, in-and-out privileges to an adult only outdoor lounge, open bar, additional musical entertainment and food course, a Holden Forests & Gardens branded gift, and special recognition in the event program. VIP tickets cost $275.  

Twilight at the Holden Arboretum Photos  

Elevated Picnic Dinner Provided by Spice Catering Co. 

As guests take in the beauty of the arboretum grounds, they will also enjoy a delicious meal provided by Spice Catering Co., whose specialty is using the best seasonal and local ingredients and facilitating fine dining experiences in the great outdoors. Main Menu: Marinated grilled chicken, Rainbow Farms cucumber salad and mixed summer berry + oat crisp. Kids Menu: Panko-crusted chicken tenders, house-made potato chips and a chocolate chip cookie. 

Enjoy Outdoor Live Music with Sunshine Daydream 

Dance the night away at Corning Lake with Sunshine Daydream! This funky dance party band from Northeast Ohio specializes in performing Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band music in a refreshing up-tempo style. Come move and groove to the beat at Twilight at the Arboretum.  

Sean Keeney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks 

See our new outdoor exhibit that will appeal to the kid in all of us. Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks features more than a dozen colorful creations that will pop out of garden and trail landscapes creating a magical new world at the arboretum. Be greeted by a giant monarch butterfly, a gorgeous lily, a huge hummingbird pollinating a flower, and nearly a dozen more delightful creations.  

Sunset on the Canopy Walk or Emergent Tower & More 

Experience the Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower like never before during the evening hours at Twilight at the Arboretum. Climb to the top of the Emergent Tower just before dusk to see a 360-degree view of the sunset over the arboretum campus. This event will also have stilt walkers, a live animal program featuring Holden Forests & Gardens exotic critters, additional music, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind Holden Forests & Gardens experiences, live plants, and more!

Purchase your tickets here: 

For event sponsorship opportunities, contact Samantha Lengel at (216) 721-1600 ext. 125 or [email protected]  to become a corporate sponsor for Twilight at the Arboretum.  

Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or camp chairs, wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and don’t forget to bring a sense of adventure as you explore the grounds! This event is held rain or shine, with the exception of highly inclement weather.   

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 19,000 member households and an annual attendance of over 350,000 for whom we strive to provide inspirational and educational visitor experiences. For more information, visit  



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