Plants are associated with numerous microorganisms in the wild. Some of these microorganisms are beneficial but others, such as pathogens, can be harmful to plants. Thus, maintaining a healthy microbiome is key to plant health.
One of the most significant things we can do to combat the effects of a changing climate right here in Northeast Ohio is to plant a tree. Today, Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is launching a new initiative called People for Trees™ to make it easier for each of us to get involved with this solution.
We are excited to provide in-person day camp at both campuses this summer. Each uniquely themed camp is packed with outdoor exploration, hands-on learning, and physical and creative activities that will get kids connected to and excited about nature. Click here for details.
We’ve come up with a list of outdoor experiences and exercise that you can do in one hour. You may even find that two hours have gone by in a flash! You can enjoy fun winter experiences at both campuses: the arboretum and the botanical gardens.
Stickwork “Tilt-a-Whirl” Now Open
Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculptural installation is named “Tilt-a-Whirl” and it’s open now. Dougherty’s creations have been featured in more than 300 locations around the world from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States. Come and see his creation made especially for Northeast Ohio. Read more.
Holden Forests & Gardens and Black Botanists Week Committee present a new Scientist Lecture series. A groundbreaking FREE virtual lecture series highlighting Black Botanists who will inspire others to pursue a career in plants and highlight pathways to diversity and inclusion in botanical sciences. Read More
Click here to download educational resources for each lecture.
We are bringing a variety of our classes to the comfort of your home with HF&G Virtual Classes. Classes include Taiji, Botanical Painting and Drawing, and Natural Care and Prevention.
Holden Forests & Gardens’ Happenings enewsletter provides up-to-date information on visiting the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum, upcoming classes and programs, and the latest on our work in the community. Click here to subscribe.