Cleveland Botanical Garden features outdoor and indoor gardens with native, rare and exotic collections, plus specially curated specimens planted in themed glasshouses. Plan Your Visit
Holden ArboretumMission BotanicaJune 11th – September 5thClimb, leap, hang, and fly through the green and mysterious world of a unique maze with Mission Botanica.Explore
Cleveland Botanical GardenAwake in Every SenseJune 25th – September 18thThis summer, in partnership with LAND studio, the Cleveland Botanical Garden features Awake in Every Sense, the artwork of Rachel Hayes.Explore
Experience nature in all its beauty
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for…summer is here! The gardens, trails and woodlands are bursting with flowering plants and trees at Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum. Plan a hike, picnic, photo session or take a class, attend a concert and a wine-tasting. There are endless possibilities. Make THIS your best summer yet, spend it with us!
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Projects, Stories & News
Holden Forests & Gardens Makes Commitment to Mitigate Detrimental Effects of Climate Change
Leading up to Earth Day 2022, Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has adopted a climate change statement recognizing that climate change is real and providing facts and information about climate change, its implications, and some ways we are working to mitigate climate change at the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. We hope this… »
Pledge to plant a tree in honor of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day.
Within our first year, more than 1,000 Greater Clevelanders pledged to plant more than 4,000 in our neighborhoods. In addition, Holden Forests & Gardens has planted more than 1,400 trees with the help of our community partners. This is great momentum, but we’re just getting started.
Beech Leaf Disease (BLD) was first documented in 2012 in Lake County, Ohio and has now been found in 17 of Ohio’s counties, 10 states, and in Canada. BLD can be recognized by distinctive banding or striping on affected leaves, but symptoms also include complete discoloration and curling of leaves, followed by early leaf-drop (in… »
Red maple provides food for pollinators in early spring. Acer rubrum is the fourth most common tree in the natural areas of The Holden Arboretum, trailing Acer saccharum (sugar maple), Fagus grandifolia (American beech), and Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree).
Emerging threats of nanoparticles to plants and microbiomes
Question How do nanoparticles – emerging environmental threats – affect plants and associated microbiomes Project Summary Engineered nanomaterials released from industrial, agricultural, biomedical, and domestic applications are emerging environmental threats to the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the Anthropocene. While nanoparticles are known to influence plant survival, growth, and reproduction, little is known whether and… »
Most of Ohio’s forest is privately owned. Private landowners face a variety of challenges when it comes to land stewardship including succession planning, pests, disease, poor logging practices, pressure from logging companies, and invasive plants. Good forestry addresses these challenges by working with nature so both people AND the woods can thrive. Learn more about… »
Beech Leaf Disease (BLD) was first documented in 2012 in Lake County, Ohio and has now been found in 17 of Ohio’s counties, 10 states, and in Canada. BLD can be recognized by distinctive banding or striping on affected leaves, but symptoms also include complete discoloration and curling of leaves, followed by early leaf-drop (in… Read more »
Holden’s Clone Orchard Vital Research Spot for Ash Scientists
July 22, 2022
At the Holden Arboretum, out behind the Long Science Center, there’s an orchard. But you won’t find any fruit trees there, they’re all ash. In fact, each of these ash is a genetic replica of an ash somewhere out in nature. They’re clones. These clones are from ash trees growing out in the wild that… Read more »
If you don’t find me in a garden, chances are I will be off for a hike somewhere in the woods. Botany is the core of who I am, and I love to identify plants wherever I go. There’s always something new and exciting to learn, especially as the seasons change. This time of year,… Read more »
The Magic Garden Not everyone knows where it is. It was recently called magical by my exceedingly intelligent seasonal gardener, Mikaela. A day later, our equally intelligent intern, Eliza, also called it magical. These hardworking women are not wrong. Danny, the gardener in Main Display, has been hard at work helping me remove, rearrange, and… Read more »
Earlier this year, when still in the throes of winter, we found ourselves with many Lilac, Forsythia, and Viburnum branches lining the Display Gardens from recent prunings, and we wanted to put their chipped remains back into the beds from which they came instead of carting those chips off to the dump. Not that storing… Read more »
By Sharon Halkovics, Research Specialist Years ago, I completed my undergraduate studies earning a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health Science. I started down my career path assisting in a lab at a university. A couple of years later, I veered off course for a more hands-in-the-dirt experience and fell in love with small-scale farming. Farming… Read more »