Come join us as we explore the many different flower gardens at a relaxed easy pace. We will stop to take pictures, smell the flowers and otherwise have an enjoyable time without the pressure of keeping to a fast pace.
Admission to the Arboretum is $10 for non-members but trust me, if you never have visited Holden Arboretum before you are in for a treat. It is worth every penny. Holden is open from 9am-5pm so please feel free to explore on your own before or after the group hike.
Pace: Easy Peasy
Length: About 3 miles but able to be made as short or long as you desire.
Children: Children are Welcome
Dogs: Dogs are welcome at The Holden Arboretum. With more than 20 miles of walking and hiking trails through the gardens and natural areas, there are plenty of places to explore with your pet. Please remember to keep your canine companions on a leash while visiting. Guests should also remember that the Myrtle S. Holden Wildflower Garden is a dog-free zone.
At Holden, cultivated gardens come alive with color in the spring; cool forest trails offer a respite from the summer heat; woodlands are set ablaze with rich hues of fall; and paths lead you deep into the beauty of the winter woods.
Named as an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society, with more than 20 miles of hiking trails, Holden is a haven for bird watchers as well hikers, gardeners and nature enthusiasts.
Covering 3,600 acres, The Holden Arboretum is among the largest arboreta in the United States. Documenting more than 120,000 plants, Holden’s horticultural focus is on a recognized collection of trees and shrubs, which are displayed in gardens accompanied by groundcovers and perennials, and in themed collections. We collect and display a diversity of plants and trees for evaluation and educational purposes, in order to convey sustainable plant choices recommended for our region. By sustainable, we mean plants that are adapted to our soils and climatic extremes, free from chronic diseases and significant pests, and non-invasive of natural areas. Plants include rhododendrons, magnolias, maples, conifers, nut trees, wildflowers, lilacs and viburnums. A visitor center, reference library and picnic area are on the grounds. Holden connects people with nature for inspiration and enjoyment, fosters learning and promotes conservation.