Botanical Garden Hours & Admission


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm


Adults: $12
Children (3 - 12): $8
Children 2 and under: Free
Members: Free

*On Wednesdays from June 6 - Aug. 29, admission will be $5 after 5pm. At the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, OH, nonmember admission will also be $5 after 5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 19 - Aug. 9. Please note that the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower will not be open on Tuesdays during the Sounds of Summer concert series.
 We are pleased to accept payment by American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

 Military Discount
The Botanical Garden offers free admission to active military and veterans with ID and their immediate family consisting of one adult admission & two child admission.
Museums for All

We have become our region’s first participant in Museums for All, a national initiative aimed at providing every child and family access to high-quality museum experiences. Holden Forests & Gardens’ two institutions–Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum—will offer $1 per person admission with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for the cardholder and their immediate family.

Museums for All


The Botanical Garden has its own indoor parking garage, with elevator and stair access to the main entrance of the Garden.

Discounted parking is available to visitors to the Botanical Garden.

Members pay a discounted flat rate of $6, while nonmembers who visit the Garden pay a discounted flat rate of $8. The discounted rate is paid at the Botanical Garden ticket counter. 

The Botanical Garden parking garage is also open to those who do not visit the Garden. General parking rates are: $9 minimum for the first 2.5 hours, $1 for each additional half hour with a maximum daily fee of $15. $8 flat rate after 5pm.

Alternative parking can be found around University Circle, including nearby metered street parking.


The outdoor collection gardens and Glasshouse are wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible.  Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.  Please inquire in the main lobby when you arrive.

Food and Beverage

The Garden Café offers a seasonal menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as snack items and a full range of beverages. We ask that all outside food and beverages be consumed adjacent to the Garden's property, including nearby Wade Oval and the grassy areas and picnic tables of the Campsey-Stauffer Gateway Garden outside the Garden's main entrance. Special considerations are made for parents with young children, and also for guests who have special dietary restrictions.

Garden Etiquette
  • All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Watch your step! Please wear appropriate footwear for outdoor paths
  • Leave plants, rocks and animals for all to enjoy
  • Help keep our gardens beautiful. Leave nothing behind but your footprints
  • Please refrain from climbing trees and from wading in ponds or water features
  • For immediate medical emergency dial 911
  • For medical first aid assistance call 216.707.2853