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Nature’s calling at The Holden Arboretum

The Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower open on April 1, 2023.  Photo credit: Bob Perkoski

Get ready to experience spring in all its beauty at the Holden Arboretum. Be on the lookout for colorful blooms popping up all over the grounds and enjoy long hikes on one of their many trails. From on-site experiences to classes and events, spring comes to life at Holden Arboretum. Hours are Tuesday- Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.   

Murch Canopy Walk 
& Kalberer Emergent Tower
Opens Saturday, April 1, 2023
The Emergent Tower is 120 feet or approximately 12 stories tall and provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding area all the way to Lake Erie.  The Murch Canopy Walk invites guests on a 500-foot-long elevated walkway that is built 65 feet above the forest floor.  This immersive experience takes guests in and out of the forest canopy to experience everything from the middle of a mature forest to a raised view of streams and the forest floor.  

Upcycling for the Earth!  
On Saturday, April 8, from 9–11 a.m. join in to celebrate Earth Day early by starting seeds sustainably!  Children and their guardians will experience the fun of upcycling in the garden with creative containers that are usually thrown away.  Participants will leave with five different seed starts, fertilizer, and an at-home germination experiment.  You are welcome to bring your own plastic or carton containers to upcycle, as long as they are at least 2-3” deep and thoroughly cleaned (no metal cans).  Cost: $25 per member, $40 per nonmember ($15 per additional child). Register online.

Home-Scale Compost
Join in on Thursday, April 20 from 1-4 p.m. to learn how you can make a difference through composting.  Intentionally composting accelerates the natural process of the breakdown of organic matter.  Composting reduces landfill waste, saves you from using chemical fertilizers, and introduces beneficial organisms to your soil. Cost: $35 per member, $50 per nonmember.
Arbor Day • Free Admission 
Friday, April 28, 2023 
Celebrate trees with one of the best living museums in the country on Arbor Day.  Enjoy free admission to the arboretum and a free tree seedling giveaway while supplies last. 
Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks 
May 27–September 4, 2023 
Nature Connects will feature more than a dozen towering creations that will pop out of garden and trail landscapes creating a magical new world at the arboretum.   Tickets will be available for purchase in advance beginning in May 
“It’s in Bloom”  Tours
Opening Saturday, May 27, 2023  
The most spectacular flowers are in bloom this spring at the Holden Arboretum.  Whether you are in the mood for a hike through a woodland forest, a walk around a lake, or a stroll through blooming gardens (or all three!) they have the experiences for you.  
Tram Tours 
Starting in May, 45-minute tram tours will give guests an overview of the campus and gardens, with a focus on seasonal highlights.  You may also learn a little history and information about the scientific work that happens behind the scenes.
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