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The Holden Arboretum

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Address: 9550 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-5149
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Holden Arboretum is 3,600 acres of the most beautiful gardens and...

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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A walk in the woods!

What a relaxing, educational setting for a walk in nature!! The tower provides fantastic view above the trees! Make sure you get there more than once and in a different season to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Painesville, Ohio
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Painesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a relaxing, educational setting for a walk in nature!! The tower provides fantastic view above the trees! Make sure you get there more than once and in a different season to get a different view from the tower.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Holden is best in late spring, When all the WILDFLOWERS bloom. The TRAVEL CARTS are for people with walking problems a big help. The Azelia and Rhododendron time is worth seeing. The wildflower garden is something for photographers ( close ups ). For the visitor center take your time. Written by a visitor with knee problems, that's why there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are very fortunate to live 15 minutes from Holden. We have been members for several years and I take the dogs there throughout the summer and into the winter when there's not too much snow. The trails are beautifully marked and they range from easy to difficult. In the past couple of years, the introduction of the canopy walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here in September when they had Larger Than Life Garden Gnomes. It was really neat. Gnomes were scattered throughout the land and you had to find them. There is also a butterfly garden that was nice....it is outdoors. There is a small cafeteria indoors. Overall we had a good time and the people were nice. We were probably... More 

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Mentor, Oh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful natural park areas in all of Ohio. It's very well maintained and the innovative exibits that are on display each year make it very worthwhile to return often.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arboretum has always been a wonderful place to visit but now... The Emergent Tower and the Canopy walk are not to be missed. Spectacular any season but definitely not to be missed in the fall. The panoramic view from the top of the tower with all the autumn colors is breath taking.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We wanted to do the Canopy walk and tower. But it had closed for the season the week before we were there. It was very disappointing since the weather was still beautiful. We did enjoy the trails and loved the Meditation spot. we had a bit of a hard time finding it at first but a jogger who is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit and enjoy nature. Tickets are sold for canopy walk and tower. Love everything about it.

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Chardon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went here on a gorgeous fall day while my son and his fiancee were visiting, and had an absolutely great time walking through the arboretum. Definitely enjoyed the canopy walk and the gorgeous view form the top of the Emergent Tower. It was still a bit early to see much color change of the trees, but I can just imagine... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

You will see the best of creation here - in every amazing shape, size and color. My favorite place is always the Butterfly Garden... to see these elegant creatures fluttering everywhere is really a treat. Just bring your walking shoes and plan to spend longer than you expected!

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