Ecology Resources

Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Mission: “The Holden Arboretum connects people with nature for inspiration and enjoyment, fosters learning and promotes conservation.”

Open to the public: Yes

Admission: $6, free for members. Seniors are free every Tuesday.

Exhibits: Explore frequently changing art displays in the visitor center, or take a hike into the majestic forests and butterfly gardens on location. You can take a hike on your own, arrange a guided hike, or take a tram tour.

Events: A schedule of available classes and events is available online. Classes are usually geared towards children, and are informative in nature.

Additional Resources: The Arboretum offers a newsletter online, and has a collection of rare ecology-related books on site in the Warren H. Corning Library.

Behind the Scenes: The research goals at the arboretum began in 1991 focusing on breeding superior woody ornamental plants. The goals have evolved into the study of urban forests and the effects of urban stress on forests. The study of these fragmented forests will lead to discoveries of biological tolerance to human expansion.

Volunteer Opportunities: Opportunities include being a tour guide, gardening or nursery assistant, receptionist, or library assistant.

Prepared by Group 10