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with trees & plants.

The Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum encompasses an expansive 3,500 acres including lush woodlands and 200 acres dedicated to thoughtfully cultivated gardens.

Cleveland Botanical Garden

Over 10 acres of beautiful outdoor gardens, featuring rare and exotic collections, plus specially curated specimens planted in themed glasshouses.

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Seasonal Experiences

A Garden Holiday

Open now through Sunday, January 2nd
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. A Garden Holiday will delight the senses and transport visitors into a holiday wonderland filled with the colorful plants and towering trees that bring the most festive time of year to life beginning on Saturday, November 20 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Additional Garden Holiday events include Krampusnacht and Breakfast with Santa.

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Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 12, and Sunday, December 19 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

The cost for members is $28 for adults, $22.50 for children three and up, and for non-members: $40 for adults, $25 for children three and up.

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Winter is Wonderful

Winter in Northeast Ohio is underrated. Approximately 10 days a month are sunny and when it snows it is truly beautiful. All throughout the winter season, Holden Forests & Gardens encourages you to bundle up and join us at the outdoor gardens and woodland trails at the Holden Arboretum. Click here to learn about outdoor exploration and exercise activities to battle any sort of winter blues and cabin fever.

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Give the Gift of Membership

Give your friends and loved ones the chance to branch out. A Holden Forests & Gardens General Membership provides free, year-round admission to both of our campuses.

General Membership also includes off-hours daylight access to the Arboretum, discounts on classes and store purchases, and free admission to over 300 participating gardens, arboreta and conservatories through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program.

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Gift Ideas that Support Plants & Trees

For the nature lovers on your holiday gift list, find a one-of-a-kind gift in the Garden Store or Treehouse Store . Members enjoy 10% off their entire purchase.

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Tree Planting & Community Forestry

Jill Koski – 2021 Community Leader of the Year, Environment & Sustainability

Holden Forests & Gardens is proud to share that Community Leader magazine, a publication of Cleveland Magazine, has awarded our President and CEO with a Community Leader of the Year award. Here’s the profile in this month’s issue. Congratulations to Jill and to the entire HF&G Team!

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People for Trees

Our movement to plant and care for 15,000 trees by 2025 in NEO is off to an incredible start! Holden Forests & Gardens has planted more than 1,400 trees with the help of our community partners. This fall, our Community Forestry team and Tree Corps have been busy planting some of the last trees of the year. Click here to read about the latest tree plantings with some of our partners. 

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Working Woods

Our work improves our forests’ health, and ultimately promotes conservation throughout the region.

See the Learning Forest

Tree of the Month: Eastern White Pine

Pinus strobus is The Holden Arboretum’s most majestic evergreen. The white pines on Little Mountain can be seen three miles away from Holden’s Conifer Collection at the intersection of Kirtland-Chardon and Sperry roads. This remarkable species is native from southeastern Manitoba and northeastern Iowa to the Great Lake States, including scattered populations in Ohio; east to Newfoundland, south to Georgia in the mountains.

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Research & Science News

Healthy Soils have a Healthy Dose of Decomposition: Celebrating World Soil Day

December 5th marks World Soil Day. World Soil Day began in 2014, initiated by the United Nations, to focus attention on the importance of soil health. But what exactly is healthy soil? The soil ecology lab at Holden Forests & Gardens asks this question each and every day. Read more.

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Beech Leaf Disease and Forest Fungi: Healthy trees support healthy fungal communities

Arboreta play an active role in studying a wide range of tree diseases and the pathogens and parasites that cause them. Recently, our focus at Holden has been on Beech Leaf Disease (BLD), which is an emerging forest disease affecting beech trees in the midwestern and northeastern United States, and southern Canada. Read more here. Keep up with our weekly Science on Friday series and other timely announcements here. Check out our Guides and Resources for the latest how-tos about gardening and so much more.

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Programs & Classes

Take a Class this Winter Season

Embrace the festivities of the winter season by creating a unique centerpiece in our Floral Arranging: Festive and Floral Centerpieces class, or a little life and greenery to your home this winter with our Terrarium Jar Houseplants class.

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For Teachers: Virtual School Programs

We know bringing your class to visit is not always possible. If that is the case never fear because we have a number of virtual opportunities that are the next best thing! Butterflies and Plant parts are just a few of the offerings. We welcome a virtual invitation to your classrooms.

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Together, we stand tall.

Holden Forests & Gardens connects people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities. You play an integral role in realizing our mission
and helping us sow the seeds for success.

We

We focus on tree and plant life, with extensive collections that we hope will inspire healthier communities.

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We are experts in research, conservation, and community forestry, and strive to make an impact in Northeast Ohio—and beyond.

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We educate people of all ages and experience levels, from budding enthusiasts to serious botanists.

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You

You can develop a deeper appreciation for the natural world, and share your passion with others.

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You can support our efforts and contribute to a more vibrant future for our entire community.

Make a Donation


You can make a difference in your community by planting a single tree.

Take the Pledge

Green Corps partners with resident-led gardens to optimize benefits to the people and plants in Cleveland while engaging urban youth in exploratory experiences to inspire future stewardship and careers in the green industry.

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