Become a Member

Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a member of Holden Forests & Gardens and enjoy all that the Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden have to offer. Enjoy free, year-round admission to both of our campuses including admission to the Kalberer Family Tower and Murch Canopy Walk at the Arboretum and seasonal shows such as Glow and Orchid Mania at the Botanical Garden. Membership also includes dawn-to-dusk access to the Arboretum, discounts on classes and store purchases, and free admission to nearly 300 participating gardens, arboreta and conservatories through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program.


Attention current members: You will be able to “lock-in” your current membership rate when you renew your membership for an additional year. You will receive a mailing with more information when your existing membership is due for renewal or, if you prefer, call 216.707.2804 at any time for details.

Click here for a full-page PDF listing of membership benefits


General Membership


 

Individual

$65

Dual

$75

Family

$85

Friends & Family

$150

Discount price for seniors 60+ $55 $65 $75  
Number admitted to Holden Arboretum (dawn to dusk) and Cleveland Botanical Garden 1 2 2 adults + children under age 18 4 adults + children under age 18
Number of free admissions to the Murch Canopy Walk, Kalberer Emergent Tower and special seasonal exhibits per visit 1 2 2 adults + children under age 18 4 adults + children under age 18
Number of one-time use guest passes 1 2 2 2
Member parking rate per visit $6 $6 $6 $6
Discount at Cleveland Botanical Garden Store and Treehouse Gift Shop at Holden 10% 10% 10% 10%
Number of one-time use parking passes 0 0 0 1
Member rates on programs, classes and events
Reciprocal admission benefits to nearly 300 participating gardens, arboreta and conservatories throughout North America (via the American Horticultural Society)
Subscription to quarterly magazine and monthly e-newsletter
Book checkout privileges at the Warren H. Corning Library and Eleanor Squire Library
Member-only preview day for Holden Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale
Free entry privileges for friends in the same car (Holden Arboretum Only)    



Donor Membership

Donor Memberships offer more than additional benefits—they are an investment in the future of Holden Forests & Gardens. Membership at this level offers several enhanced and exclusive benefits described below!

Purchase a donor membership and receive all of the benefits of the Friends and Family level, PLUS:

 

Viburnum

$300-$499

Lilac

$500-$749

Palm

$750-$999

Number of one-time use parking passes for Cleveland Botanical Garden 2 4 4
Your choice of two free plants (reserved in advance) at the Arboretum’s Annual Plant Sale
Exclusive invitations to special events, member previews and VIP receptions
Access to North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) – over 800 participating museums, featuring free admission and other benefits
Recognition in Annual Report
Donor Concierge services and private phone line    



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.

Join the Leadership Society and you will receive all of the benefits of the Palm level, PLUS:
 

Rhododendron

$1,000-$2,499

Magnolia

$2,500-$4,999

Orchid

$5,000-$9,999

Oak

$10,000-$24,999

Hickory

$25,000+

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      

 

Add more benefits to your Membership

Photography Club ($40)

Enjoy photographing flowers, gardens and the many botanical wonders you see at the Garden year-round? Here is your chance to share your images and passion for photography with other Garden photographers. Add a Photography Club membership and enjoy:

  • Off-hours access to the Glasshouse and outdoor gardens on:
    • The first Tuesday of every month (5:00 – 7:00 pm)
    • The second Saturday of every month (8:00 – 10:00 am)
    • The third Sunday of every month (10:00 – 12:00 pm)
  • Privileges to bring tripods and other equipment to shoot in the Glasshouse and gardens during Club Hours.

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 about membership, please contact Ranelle Huber at (216) 707-2804 or rhuber@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

 
Refund Policy

All transactions made through Cleveland Botanical Garden’s website – including purchases, gifts and donations – are final and not subject to refund or transfer. If you have questions or concerns about your transaction, please call 216.721.1600, ext. 100 during the following hours:

Monday – Saturday | 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday | Noon – 5 pm