Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Holden Arboretum


Holden Arboretum, located in Kirtland, Ohio, is the nation's largest arboretum.  It covers 3,600 acres, and contains 120,000 plants.  There are beautiful display gardens, lakes, and hiking trails.  Some of my favorites are the rhododendron garden, lilac garden, wildflower garden, and butterfly garden.



With twenty miles of trails, Holden Arboretum is a perfect place for hiking.  If you enjoy bird watching, this is a great place for that, too.
The arboretum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

11 comments:

  1. love rhododendrums. My father has huge plants in PA. A friend in TX bemoans the fact that she can't grow them here - too darn hot. Anyway, this OH arboretum looks lovely.

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    1. It is lovely. When I lived up in Cleveland, I used to visit it frequently.

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  2. Wow, that does look like a good place for a hike. Not sure where that is. Will look it up.

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    1. It's in northeast Ohio, about 25 - 30 minutes from Cleveland. It's near the city of Willoughby.

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  3. It would be a nice place for a stroll on a sunny day.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/06/wordless-wednesday-potato-salad-men.html

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    1. It's a nice place to stroll any time!

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  4. It would be a nice place for a stroll on a sunny day.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2012/06/wordless-wednesday-potato-salad-men.html

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  5. i love bird watching--i have always meant to join a group!

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    1. Do you have a bird store near your house? We have one here, and they organize bird-watching trips.

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  6. Birds and butterflies, and maybe other winged things, finding. I love the sense of possibility with gardens.

    Thanks for visiting my way, Sherry. :)

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    1. Gardens can really inspire one's imagination!

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