The Holden Arboretum Will Reopen to the Public May 28

Get close to nature with hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens and miles of woodland trails

Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) will welcome the public to The Holden Arboretum beginning this Thursday, May 28, 2020.

“We are excited to reopen our gardens and walking and hiking trails,” said Jill Koski, president and CEO of Holden Forests and Gardens. “We are all in need of rejuvenation and a respite, and there’s no better and safer way to do this than by surrounding yourself with the beauty and wonder of nature.”

The decision to reopen is being guided by Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton and Responsible Restart Ohio. As we welcome back visitors to the Arboretum, we will continue to adhere to the public health guidelines provided by federal, state, and local authorities.

New advance purchase, timed-entry tickets are required to visit the Holden Arboretum. To purchase a timed ticket to the Arboretum, visit Adult tickets are $15 and children three to 12 years old are $10. Kids under three are free. Arboretum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arboretum closes at 5 p.m.

Ohio Public Health Guidelines

As we welcome the public to the arboretum grounds, we will continue to adhere to the public health guidelines provided by federal, state, and local authorities.

The following public health measures outlined by the State of Ohio Department of Public Health are in place for the foreseeable future for the safety and comfort of our members and staff

  • If you’d like to visit with others, please limit your guests to people you live with. The maximum group size when visiting the grounds is 10 people.
  • Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask or facial covering when visiting the grounds.
  • Please comply with the state mandated six-foot physical distancing rule.

The Arboretum needs visitors to help us to remain open. Please follow the Ohio Department of Public Health guidelines so that we can continue to provide access to the arboretum grounds for exercise, relaxation, and enjoyment of nature. Please check and regularly as visitation guidelines may change.

Rhododendron Gardens Are in Full Bloom Now

They are a highlight every year, but the hundreds of rhododendrons in the 4.5 acre Eliot and Linda Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden and the 20 acre Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden are an especially welcome sight this year. Holden’s huge collection of rhododendrons includes 52 species, 46 of which can be found in the Layer or Paine gardens.

Planning Your Visit – The Holden Arboretum

  • Visitors must enter through the Main Entrance and park in the Main Parking lot only.
  • Please do not approach HF&G staff when you are on the grounds. If you have a question, please call (440) 946-4400 Ext. 224 and someone will assist you.
  • Please bring water and snacks. Food and beverages are not available for purchase.
  • All buildings will remain closed including the Visitor Center. Restrooms are available at the Visitors Center.
  • The Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower are closed until further notice.
  • We love dogs, and they must always be on leash, bring your own bags for pet waste, and remember water for your pet…no water will be available onsite.