Due to inclement weather & power outages, the arboretum will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 1st & Wednesday, Dec. 2nd.

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Due to inclement weather & power outages, the arboretum will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 1st & Wednesday, Dec. 2nd.

Summer Camps

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Bridging the Diversity Gap in Plant Science Internships

On November 18th Dr. Juliana Medeiros was invited to make a presentation about the Holden Research Internship Program for The Morton Arboretum virtual workshop: Bridging the Diversity Gap in Plant Science Internships. This workshop represents the

Embrace Winter! Check out our outdoor activities.

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.

Forest covered in yellow leaves

Ecological Paths Through a Yellow Wood

By David Burke, Ph.D. Vice President for Science and Conservation for HF&G; It’s that time of year when the woods turn yellow – or orange and red depending on where you live – and shine with the vibrance of fall color. This perennial autumn display represents the process of nutrient recycling and recovery by trees before they lose their leaves for the season. Read more here.

An Important Balance: Trees and our Urban Communities

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.

Wooden sign with painted lettering that says Growing with friends

Gardening and Farming in Cleveland

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.

Growing Black Roots: A Black Botanical Legacy

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.

The Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower are open weekends in Nov.

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower are open weekends only from 10am – 4pm during the month of November. Reservations required. Click here to read more.

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Check out our nature-focused virtual classes

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.

Winter Classes and Events at the Arboretum

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