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What makes It YOUR Garden?

Nature versus nurture. At Cleveland Botanical Garden, we believe both are important. Every day, nature takes center stage at the Botanical Garden. Whether it’s experiencing a leisurely stroll through the gardens, a visit with the butterflies in the Glasshouse, or the thrill of Glow and Branch Out, guests like you delight in the joy of nature. Every year we create unforgettable experiences that nurture countless people.

Now, pause for a moment and think of your favorite Botanical Garden memory. What do you see?

In addition to these personal experiences, your Garden also inspires, energizes and restores as we nurture greener and healthier communities through our outreach and research efforts. And now, as an integrated institution with The Holden Arboretum, we have a far greater reach than we could possibly have alone. Together, we will create a greener Northeast Ohio. But without your continued support, the lifelong memories of nature – and the nurturing they provide – may not be possible. 

Your support of Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Annual Fund is essential to keep your Garden moving forward with unparalleled momentum. Gifts to the Annual Fund support every aspect of our programming and operations, from extraordinary gardens to educational outreach programs such as Green Corps, to seasonal celebrations and exhibits like Glow and Orchid Mania. Your generosity will allow us to provide the excellence you have come to expect at your Garden, along with an untold number of memories yet to be made.

As an added benefit, all annual fund gifts of $250 or more include a Botanical Garden membership, which also offers reciprocal membership privileges at the Arboretum for the coming year.

Make an Annual Fund Gift Today

No matter which Cleveland Botanical Garden memory you treasure most, one thing must be certain – you want to experience many more. Your generosity now will ensure that we continue to nurture, inspire, engage and grow for generations to come. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today. 

Annual Fund Memberships

As an added benefit, membership privileges are included with Annual Fund gifts of $250 or more.

  • Annual Fund Sponsor ($250 - $499)
  • Annual Fund Benefactor ($500 - $999)
  • Garden Leader Program (Levels begin at $1,000)

Matching gifts

Many corporations match charitable contributions given to non-profit organizations by their employees, board members, employees’ spouses and/or retirees. Check with your human resources office to see if your gift may qualify.

For more information

For more information on how you can support the Annual Fund, please contact Bisi Mikleus, director of annual giving, at (216) 707-2819 or bmikleus@cbgarden.org.

Cleveland Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #34-0239538