Directions, Hours and Admission

Holden Forests & Gardens will begin to welcome the general public back to the Holden Arboretum on Thursday, May 28, 2020. The Cleveland Botanical Garden will remain closed at this time. Our decision to reopen the arboretum is being guided by Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton for 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.

Required Advance Ticket Purchase for the Public

  • New timed ticket entry is required to visit the Arboretum. Tickets will not be sold on site. Tickets are on sale now. Adults are $15 and children three to 12 years old are $10.
  • Arboretum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arboretum closes at 5 p.m. The last entries will be at 4 p.m.
  • The Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower will remain closed until further notice.

Required Advance Reservation Process for Members

  • New timed-entry reservations are required to visit the Arboretum grounds. All members must make a reservation in advance. Reservations can be made up to one week prior to your visit.
  • Use of the entry gate keypad is suspended until further notice. Members can provide their reservation [number/printout/last name] to the gatehouse attendant for entry. A print copy of your reservation is not required but is recommended for entry.
  • The Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower will remain closed until further notice.

We need all members and visitors to help us remain open. Please follow all public health guidelines so
that we can continue to provide safe access to the grounds for exercise, relaxation, and enjoyment of nature. Please check our website regularly as visitation guidelines may change based on our experiences once open to members and the public.

Ohio Public Health Guidelines

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 at the Arboretum.

  • 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. A facial covering is required to use the restrooms.
  • Please comply with the state mandated six-foot physical distancing rule.
  • We are so happy to be open and to welcome the public back during one of the most beautiful times of the year. With your help and careful adherence to these public health guidelines, we can remain open. We are learning right along with you about how to best operate in this new world. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Planning for Your Visit – The Holden Arboretum

  • All 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 or need help, 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 on site.
  • All buildings will remain closed including the Visitor Center. Restrooms are available.
  • The Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower will remain closed until further notice.
  • Dogs must always be on leash, bring your own bags for pet waste, and remember water for your pet…no water will be available onsite.


Our address is: Warren H. Corning Visitor Center or the Katharine Holden Thayer Center — 9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland, Ohio

Dogs at Holden

Dogs are welcome at The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a leash while visiting.

Smoking Policy

The Holden Arboretum is a smoke and vapor free facility, banning the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Smoking will be permitted in the parking areas and in personal vehicles.