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Holden Arboretum, The

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United States of America - Ohio - Kirtland

Institution Code: HOL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

About the Holden Arboretum, The

In 2014 The Holden Arboretum acquired the Cleveland Botanical Garden. We have branded ourselves Holden Forests & Gardens. Our Mission: Advance and inspire a deeper understanding of plants to enhance life. Our Vision: Vibrant green communities and diverse native forests of the Great Lakes region will flourish and sustain life.

Cleveland Botanical Garden (4 hectares); The Holden Arboretum (1457 hectares).

Main Address:
Holden Arboretum, The
9500 Sperry Road
Ohio 44094-5172 United States of America

Telephone: (440) 946-4400
Fax: (440) 602 3857
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Roger Gettig, Vice President of Horticulture and Conservation
    Curator's Name: Charles Tubesing, Plant Collections Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ethan Johnson, Plant Records Curator
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 13
    Educational Staff Number: 7
    Research Staff Number: 8
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1931
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1215 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 246 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1461 Hectares
    Latitude: 41.6026550
    Longitude: -81.3060670
    Annual Rainfall: 1150 mm
    Altitude: 347.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1535 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 11030 East Boulevard
  • Locality: City: Cleveland
  • Locality: State: Ohio

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 3051
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1457
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 87946
    Number of Volunteers: 520

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10467
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 5490
  • Special Collections:Ericaceae (excluding Rhododendron - 56 spp., 182 taxa), Conifers (219 spp., 442 taxa), Quercus (41 spp., 70 taxa), Acer (41 spp., 148 taxa), Viburnum (26 spp., 61 taxa), Malus (18 spp., 161 taxa), Syringa (12 spp., 160 taxa), Rhododendron (57 spp., 718 taxa), Magnolia (19 spp., 122 taxa), Betula (23 spp., 39 taxa), Ohio native plants (464 spp.), nut-bearing trees (114 taxa), hedge (22 taxa).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes