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“Beauty in our backyard.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Holden Arboretum

The Holden Arboretum
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Kirtland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Mentor, Ohio
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beauty in our backyard.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

It is a wonderful place to go. It is beautiful all year long.

Visited July 2011
Thank Theresa M
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Norwalk, Ohio
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A treasure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

A wonderful preserve. Just wonderful place to explore, learn, share, take classes, learn about plants and trees. A great treasure in Lake County.

Thank Kikik9
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Bay Village, Ohio
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120 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Exercise + Nature = Happiness!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Sue & I tour gardens around the world and strive to learn from every encounter. Holden Arboretum is a rare facility because they have such a massive facility and many years of excellent work behind their thousands of cultivars. For those not fit, they also offer a tour service via audio enhanced large golf carts with very humorous and knowledgeable guides. Many picnic tables around. Birding outlook posts. Love this place! As Cleveland Botanical Garden members, we pay no fee. The entrance fee is low, I am not even aware of the cost. Check the site for details. We found our dwarf Korean lilac hedge there.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank robinbayvillage
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice Day Outside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Great place to spend outside. They have a ton of trails and good way to get exercise. I live on west side and took in-laws out there and went to Garfield's home in Mentor. Nice easy combo that impressed the clan.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank michelle m
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“This place was great, but there was a lot of walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

they had a really awesome bug exhibit. it was very informative and fun. it was a lot of walking but it was great. they even had giant bugs about 15 feet tall. this venue changes the exhibits so if you don't like bugs don't sweat it I am sure they have another really awesome exhibit on display.

1 Thank wendy h
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