The botanical garden is closed Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th to de-install Orchids Forever. Learn more
The botanical garden is closed Monday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 13th to de-install Orchids Forever. 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.

Holden Forests & Gardens Awarded $200,000 Grant from The Cleveland Foundation for People for Trees

(CLEVELAND) March 30, 2021 – Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) has received a generous $200,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation to support People for Trees™, a public awareness initiative that encourages and empowers residents in communities across Northeast Ohio to plant and care for a tree, beginning with making a pledge. The aim is to have 15,000 new trees planted by 2025.

Discovering the “True-Blue” Flowers of Spring

By Mark Bir, HF&G Horticulturist, Blue.  Underneath that big, blue April sky the color blue nevertheless remains a rare gift when found in nature. Read more about some of the beautiful blue flowers now in bloom at the botanical garden. 

Restoration. Rejuvenation. Fresh start. It’s time to get back in shape. It’s time to get pruning!

By Caroline Tait, Vice President of Horticulture and Collections, This spring sees the Sears Swetland Rose Garden, Topiary Garden and Alleé at Cleveland Botanical Garden start their transformation journeys. Read more here.

Hundreds of Colorful Butterflies Return to the Glasshouse

To celebrate the arrival of spring in a big way, Holden Forest & Gardens presents Return of the Butterflies at the Cleveland Botanical Garden – a visual treat with more than 600 newly emerged butterflies in Costa Rica biome beginning Saturday, April 3rd. 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. Lectures come with educational resources for teachers to incorporate into their classrooms. Click here to read the press release.

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.

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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