Current and Future Garden Leaders

Holden Forests & Gardens Leadership Society


Show your support of Holden Forests & Gardens by joining the Leadership Society! Your gift will help strengthen all areas of Holden Forests & Gardens, including its plant collections, special events, innovative research and educational programming. Enjoy unique benefits and special opportunities designed to showcase the inner workings of Holden Forests & Gardens.

All Leadership Society levels include:

  • Free general admission to Cleveland Botanical Garden, including the Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse and 10 acres of award-winning gardens, plus free dawn-to-dusk admission to Holden Arboretum (number admitted varies by level)
  • Free admission to the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower and Judith and Maynard H. Murch IV Canopy Walk and special seasonal events (number admitted varies by level)
  • Free entry privileges for friends in the same car (Arboretum only) 
  • 2 one-time use general admission guest passes
  • Member-only preview day for Holden Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale plus your choice of two free plants (reserved in advance)
  • Exclusive invitations to special events, member previews and VIP receptions
  • Donor Concierge services and private phone line
  • Special admission privileges and discounts at participating gardens and museums:
    • The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program** offers free admission and/or additional benefits at nearly 300 gardens and arboreta throughout North America and the Cayman Islands
    • The North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) provides access to over 800 participating museums, featuring free admission and other benefits
  • Special discounts including:
  • Subscription to the quarterly membership magazine and monthly e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to join the Cleveland Botanical Garden Photography Club
  • Borrowing privileges in the Eleanor Squire Library and Warren H. Corning Library
  • Recognition in the Annual Report

**excludes gardens and arboreta within a 90-mile radius of Cleveland Botanical Garden


Join the Leadership Society and you will receive all of the benefits listed above, PLUS:











Number admitted to Arboretum (dawn to dusk) and Cleveland Botanical Garden 5 adults + children under age 18 5 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18
Number of free admissions to the Murch Canopy Walk, Kalberer Emergent Tower and special seasonal exhibits per visit 5 adults + children under age 18 5 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18 6 adults + children under age 18
Member parking rate at Cleveland Botanical Garden per visit $6 FREE FREE FREE FREE
Number of one-time use parking passes for Cleveland Botanical Garden 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Discount at the Garden Store (CBG) and Treehouse Gift Shop (Arboretum) 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Invitation to Leadership and Legacy Appreciation Event
Free Family level gift membership to share with a friend or family member   1 2 2 4
Invitation to a private event with the President and CEO      


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 the Leadership Society and its benefits, please contact Tara Turner, interim chief advancement officer, at 216.707.2828 or

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