The Cleveland Botanical Garden outdoor trails and gardens are now open. Reservations required. Learn More
The Cleveland Botanical Garden outdoor trails and gardens are now open. Reservations required. Learn More

Cleveland Botanical Garden is an ever-changing urban oasis that provides enrichment and inspiration through nine acres of exquisite outdoor gardens, the 17,000-square-foot Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse featuring a spiny desert of Madagascar and a butterfly-filled Costa Rican rainforest, and seasonal exhibitions throughout the year. The Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum are part of Holden Forests & Gardens, which is making a positive impact in the region through urban greening and forestry initiatives, scientific research, environmental education and world-class visitor experiences at its two campuses.


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Top 10 Garden Highlights for August at the Botanical Garden

This is a walker’s self-guided tour through the Gardens inside-and-out that will help us to discover the magic of local Nature in August.  Every month is a new top-ten list! Click here to view.

Gnome Scavenger Hunt in the Hershey Children’s Garden

The Hershey Children’s Garden has re-opened for summer! It is bursting with fun, vitality, and a new gnome scavenger hunt. Be sure to find the all 19 of our gnomes on your next visit!

Photo Synthesis Art Exhibit by Samantha Bias | Aug. 4 – Sept. 20

Photo Synthesis, on display in the Guren Gallery starting Aug. 4th, is an exhibit that was created to honor and bring awareness to the world’s most prolific environmental advocates, animal rights advocates, philosophers and humanitarians. Artist Samantha Bias utilizes a sustainable chlorophyll process on leaves she collected at the botanical garden to imprint portraits of notable environmentalists, from Walt Whitman to Greta Thunberg. Click here for more info.

Holden Forests & Gardens stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Holden Forests & Gardens condemns the violence against Black Americans and other people of color that causes them to be unsafe in outdoor spaces and in our communities. Click here to read our full statement.

HF&G 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.

New HF&G Alternative Camp Experience

We are excited to announce a new camp experience with HF&G that includes a play-along pack, 30 minute live daily interactives and an activity journal. Get your children excited about nature this summer. Click here for details.

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Check Out the Latest HF&G Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest news at Holden Forests & Gardens with our blog exploring horticulture, community forestry, plant and environmental science, and more. Click here to read.

Let’s Learn About Trees: Online Learning Resources

Holden Forests & Gardens invites you to explore our online learning resources featuring information about trees, gardening, plants and wildlife directly from our experts. Click here to access our virtual learning opportunities.

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