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Fairy Doors: Magical Garden Gateways

The fairies have returned to the forests and gardens of northeast Ohio –– this time to both the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum –– and now through August 29, 2021 children of all ages can see for themselves!  The Holden team worked with 22 regional artists to create woodland and garden creations for elusive fairies who chose the botanical garden and the arboretum as their summer home.  The word is out in the fairy world –– Greater Cleveland is a great place to live, especially in the summer!

More than 50 handcrafted fairy doors and several fairy-inspired interactive exhibits created by artists invite guests to explore deep into the forests and gardens.  

Here’s how to experience the fairies at both locations:

Hunt on your own!  Request a map when you check in and use it as you make your way through the trails of the botanical garden and the arboretum, see how many you can find as you look high and low in gardens filled with flowers and along woodland trails.

Attend a class.  Extend the magic of your Fairy Doors experience by registering for a scheduled program. Create a fairy garden of your own in July & August at the Arboretum campus & join in at the Botanical Garden in August for an annual favorite, Fairy Tea. 

The exhibit is included with general admission to the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum.  Admission cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children 3-12 years old and free for children 2 and under.  Visit for info.