Orchids Forever hours are Tues. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Sun. noon – 5 p.m. Learn more
Orchids Forever hours are Tues. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Sun. noon – 5 p.m. 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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Holden Forests & Gardens Launches People for Trees

One of the most significant things we can do to combat the effects of a changing climate right here in Northeast Ohio is to plant a tree. Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) is launching a new initiative called People for Trees™ to make it easier for each of us to get involved with this solution. Click here for details.

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 view educational resources for each lecture.

Behind-the-Scenes at Orchids Forever

By Mark Bir, HF&G Horticulturist, Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the flowers featured at Orchids Forever with HF&G Horticulturist Mark Bir.

HF&G Summer Camps 2021 Registration Now Open!

We are excited to provide in-person day camp at both campuses this summer. Each uniquely themed camp is packed with outdoor exploration, hands-on learning, and physical and creative activities that will get kids connected to and excited about nature. Click here for details.

Cleveland Botanical Garden to Open 15th Annual Flower Show Orchids Forever

Holden Forest & Gardens will open one of its most popular annual experiences Orchids Forever at the Cleveland Botanical Garden on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The show will run through Sunday, April 11th.

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.

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.

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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.

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