Holden Forest & Gardens Invites You to a Picnic in Support of Plants, Trees and the Benefits they Provide Northeast Ohio.
Twilight in the A-Mazing Woods will take place throughout the Arboretum grounds and feature a picnic dinner by SPICE Catering, live music by Ben Gage, Moises Borges and Steel Drum musician, Erynn Krebs, activities for adults and kids including face painting, a craft station, and botanically themed treasure hunt, and exclusive access to the Arboretum’s summer exhibit, Mission Botanica by Minotaur Mazes.
Ticket sales are closed for this year’s event.
As part of this event, we invite you to participate in our online plant auction.
Bid on a variety of native plants & trees generously donated by Klyn Nursery. Please consider creating an account on our auction platform prior to the event for ease of bidding. Bidding will remain open until 8:00pm on Saturday, July 9.
Plants will be displayed at the event and available for winners to take home at the end of the evening. Winners do not need to be present but will need to pick up their plant no later than Wednesday, July 29.View the auction
This event is presented with generous support from:
Dawn Redwood Sponsors:
Sally and Bob Gries
Tulip Tree Sponsors:
Richard Holden Bole and Mary Wick Bole
Molly Dixon, Jerry Murphy, Robin and Andrew Schachat
Tom and Mary Anderson
Bartlett Tree Experts
CM Wealth Advisors
Davey Tree Expert Co.
Jonathan and Suzanne Dick
Judith Haluka and Verna Corey
Paul and Janis DiCorleto
Leslie and Mike Dingeldein
Maloney + Novotny
Lynn and Reginald Shiverick
Lee and Caroline Weingart
Proceeds from the event help ensure that the wonder and beauty of the Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden are available for all to enjoy.
Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or camp chairs, wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and don’t forget to bring a sense of adventure!
$250 ($190 tax deductible)- includes choice of meal, program listing, branded wine tumbler and a branded reusable canvas tote.
$150 ($75 tax deductible)- includes choice of meal and branded wine tumbler
(12 and under): $35- includes child’s meal
(2 adults and up to 4 children) $500 ($380 tax deductible)
Grazing Box with farm veggies, smokies, crispy crackers, chili crisp pimento cheese dip and herby hummus, local charcuterie skewer
Vegan option- farm veggies, crispy crackers, marinated olive & tomato antipasti, chili crisp vegan “Caesar” dip and herby hummus
Charcoal Chicken Thigh OR Charcoal Grilled Sliced Flank Steak
Marinated Kale + Grain Salad
Vegan + Gluten Free Option: Marinated + Grilled Tofu, crisp veggies, pickled onions, herbs and turmeric tahini dressing
Summer Berry + Oat Crisp (vegan + gluten free)
Wine, Beer, Seltzers, Specialty Cocktail, Sodas, Infused Water
Twin Chicken Tenders, veggies + ranch, whoopie pie
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Oak $15,000 ($14,000 tax deductible)
- All lower-level sponsor benefits
- Additional ten (10) attendees- 20 guests in total
- Verbal and logo recognition in pre-event video
Dawn Redwood $7,500 ($6,750 tax deductible)
- All Tulip Tree and Redbud benefits
- Specialty wine included for your table
- Recognition and sponsor spotlight on event website
- Recognition in pre-event video
Tulip Tree $5,000 ($4,250 tax deductible)
- All Redbud benefits
- Reserved picnic area for guests
- Recognition in Happenings e-Newsletter
- Recognition at one of the event’s entertainment areas
Redbud $2,500 ($1,750 tax deductible)
- Ten (10) attendees — table provided.
- Picnic baskets at the event (choose between adult/children meals)
- Recognition on event website and social media
- Recognition on event welcome signage
- Recognition on program
See you at the picnic!