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The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Very pleasantly surprised.

We hadn't been here in several years. They have added a lot to the grounds and continue to do so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom D
North Olmsted, Ohio
Wonderful Country Stroll

The weather was gorgeous as are the grounds. We started our day by walking out to the Canopy Walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Rafael, California
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and natural areas in Northeast Ohio, including the Holden Wildflower Garden, featuring Ohio native plants; the Holden Butterfly Garden, which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies; the 20-acre Layer Rhododendron Garden and the 4.5 acre Paine Rhododendron Discovery Garden; and collections of lilacs, viburnums, crabapples and conifers. The Arboretum includes the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Emergent Tower, which are open from April 1 through Nov. 1. Guided walking tours of the grounds are available from April through May, and tram tours are available May through October. Winter activities include snowshoe hikes in January and February, weather permitting.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
+1 440-946-4400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't been here in several years. They have added a lot to the grounds and continue to do so. Very nice gardens to walk through. The canopy walk was nice, but the tower was great! The tower is pretty tall and a little tippy...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was gorgeous as are the grounds. We started our day by walking out to the Canopy Walk. Neat attraction but there was no action as far as animals went. We then went up the new tower. The view was fantastic. I just wish...More

Thank Martysfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to walk and see an abundance of serene natural beauty this is a great place to go for a hike. There is a big observation tower where you can view for miles. There are beautiful flowers and trees. It is very picturesque.

Thank tamara m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, thousands of plants and displays. The butterfly garden behind the main visitor center was spectacular! The Emergent Tower and Canopy Walk were very unique-worth the extra $4.00 per person to do those activities. There is a nice picnic area behind the old visitor...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are first year members of the Holden arboretum (which also means we are members of the Cleveland botanical gardens). I always really enjoy going to Holden. It's just a very pretty place to walk around. They have tours you can sign up for and...More

Thank Anna732017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice garden to walk around but the canopy walk and tower ate what really make it strand out. The views from the tower are amazing. Kids seemed to enjoy the canopy walk.

Thank Dustin F
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

I went their on Thursday 17th the tower and the walk way through the trees was really interesting. The different species of plant life is cool.

Thank steven b
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I went with a friend last year to check it out. I ended up buying a membership that day, because I was so impressed. The membership also included a membership to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. I had never gone and probably never would have except...More

Thank Kmama60
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed by this place during a recent Sunday afternoon visit! The grounds of many different flowers, shrubs, and trees were very well maintained. Locations of different areas well marked but walking distances not indicated. Restroom facilities in many different areas. Adult $14...More

Thank Dustin B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Do you like to hike? Do you like to sit among flowers and trees? Do you like to watch birds, butterflies and bees? Do you like fresh air and to feel the breeze in your hair? Come to The Holden Arboretum to see, to hear...More

Thank Robert Z
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25 June 2017|
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Response from GiddyupBorzoi | Reviewed this property |
June, 2017 pricing: $10 (seniors 60+ $5 on Tuesdays) $4 Children 6-18 members & under 5 free Open until 8pm on Thursdays with after 5pm admission only $5 $4 to add combo tower & canopy walk Check website for discounts and... More
Denise J
19 September 2016|
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Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Many stairs. I do not know how many but my guess is well over hundred. The closer to the top, the Stars get narrow. Think it would be very difficult for someone with a cane.
Ann L
5 September 2016|
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Response from Sasha W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a picnic area at the visitors' center.