Welcome to Cleveland, Ohio, and the
Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum,
2016 CBHL Annual Meeting:
“Growing Together: Connecting Pages, Plants, and People”
to be held May 23-28, 2016.
Welcome fellow CBHL members!
Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum welcome you to the 48th annual meeting of CBHL. What's wonderful is that attendees will be able to enjoy two sites instead of one! The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden merged in September 2014 and the conference will be held the first three days at the Garden (located in University Circle with the metropolitan area of Cleveland) and then the last day 40 miles east out in the country at Holden Arboretum.
There is so much to see in Cleveland, I suspect everyone will check out all the things to do. Within the three days the conference will be held at the Garden, we will make visits to the West Side Market (Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating municipally owned market), the Great Lakes Science Center, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Garden is in University Circle which is not only home of a major university (Case Western), but two other colleges and five cultural institutions and museums. We will visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to see some of their rare botanical books as well as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Dittrick Medical History Center, whose holdings reflect the medical heritage of greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio and include major collection of Charles Darwin and herbals.
There will be plenty of time to explore numerous historical and cultural sites, playhouses, and excellent restaurants. Downtown Cleveland is 4.5 miles from the center of University Circle. On Friday, we will travel out to Holden Arboretum and spend the day there, but first stop at the national headquarters of the Herb Society of America.
Please, come and enjoy all that CBG, Holden Arboretum and Cleveland have to offer. See you in May!