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Holden Arboretum gardens and trails reopen to the public on May 28

Lily Pond from the Corning Visitor Center, Holden Arboretum.
Posted at 2:22 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 14:22:27-04

KIRTLAND, Ohio — One of Northeast Ohio’s favorite nature retreats featuring hundreds of acres of gardens and woodland trails will open back up to the public on Thursday, May 28.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines from Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, the nature center will require guests to purchase timed entry tickets in advance.

Guests are asked to only visit with those who live in the same household. The maximum group size when visiting the ground is 10 people. Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask and to maintain a six-foot physical distance rule.

Staff at Holden Arboretum said the flowers at the Rhododendron Gardens are in full bloom. Hundreds of rhododendrons in the 4.5 acre Eliot and Linda Paine Discovery Garden are a welcoming sight every year.

Additional details to know ahead of your visit, per Holden Arboretum park officials:

  • Visitors must enter through the Main Entrance and park in the Main Parking lot only.
  • Please do not approach HF&G staff when you are on the grounds. If you have a question, please call (440) 946-4400 Ext. 224 and someone will assist you.
  • Please bring water and snacks. Food and beverages are not available for purchase.
  • All buildings will remain closed including the Visitor Center. Restrooms are available at the Visitors Center.
  • The Murch Canopy Walk & Kalberer Emergent Tower are closed until further notice.
  • Dogs must always be on leash, bring your own bags for pet waste, and remember water for your pet…no water will be available onsite.

To purchase a timed ticket to the Arboretum, click here. Adult tickets are $15, and children three to 12 years old are $10. Kids under 3 are free.

Arboretum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arboretum closes at 5 p.m.