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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A bounty of white Autumn blooming cyclamen flowers on the forest floor

Top 10 Garden Highlights for October 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 October.  Every month is a new top-ten list. Click here to view.

Color Watch

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.

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.

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Have a Happy Autumn with our We Love Fall Outdoor Fun Guide

Experience fall in all its beauty this October at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The botanical garden will usher in fall fun with a new leaf identification trail, gorgeous outdoor fall plants and container arrangements, and more.

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!

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

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.

Measuring multiflora rose

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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