Did you know that the arboretum is a birdwatching hotspot all year round? And, this weekend is the inaugural Global Birding Weekend, a new event devoted to getting outside and recording as many birds as possible.
Urban Trees have been getting a lot of attention in the scientific and sociological worlds lately. Trees provide many benefits including shade in the warm urban areas, mental health improvement, and particulate matter capture. While the benefits trees provide for humans are numerous, we also need to understand how the stress of the urban environment affects tree function and survival.
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.
Experience fall in all its beauty at the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Along with soaking up fall colors from new heights on the arboretum’s Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower, visitors can enjoy special family
Holden Forests & Gardens is advancing mission-driven work in communities across Northeast Ohio to connect people to plants and inspire action for healthy communities including community forestry, urban agriculture, horticulture, and environmental education in neighborhoods where you — our members and visitors — live and work.
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
Learn about the trees that are changing color each week. Pigments are responsible for leaf color. The main pigment in leaves is green chlorophyll, which captures light for photosynthesis. Other pigments protect the leaves from the damaging effects of light when conditions are not right to do photosynthesis. You see these other pigments in the fall.
We continue to reopen the Holden Arboretum grounds to visitors looking for summer adventure close to home. Click here to read more.
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.
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