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Seasonal Special Happenings

Where Gnomes Rome

When: Mon., Aug. 29 2011

Twenty "larger than life" gnomes have been tucked into the 3,600 acres of Holden Arboretum all summer, each created by a Northeast Ohio artist. There's one that's modeled on a Sgt. Pepper-era John Lennon. Another looks a little like Vincent Van Gogh. There's even one that takes after Willy Wonka's oompa loompas. Besides seeking out the artful imposters, nature lovers can stroll through the Butterfly Garden, hike along the shores of Corning Lake, or discover what's in bloom in Holden's display garden. The arboretum is open year 'round. But if you haven't been out to see the gnomes yet, you better get on it: The exhibit wraps up on September 25 when the little dudes hop a Greyhound to Florida. Holden Arboretum is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $6, and less for members, children, and seniors. — Cicora,/p>