Holden Forests & Gardens Tribute Program

Make Your Tribute Gift Today

The beauty and serenity of Holden Forests & Gardens’ two campuses, Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum, offer a unique opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one, commemorate a milestone, or honor a friend. Whether it’s a special message listed in our virtual garden or a bench nestled into the perfect spot in the Gardens, tributes recognize all the important occasions that fill our lives:

  • Birthdays
  • Marriages
  • Anniversaries
  • Graduations
  • Retirements
  • Memorials

Contact Lynne Robie today for any questions you may have or to schedule a tour: lrobie@holdenfg.org and 216-707-2852.


Virtual Garden

The virtual garden provides two options:

With a gift of $100, you will be a Rose Level donor
At this level you will receive:

  • A short message to your loved one in our virtual garden
  • A photo of a rose selected by the HF&G Team
  • Your tribute will remain posted in our virtual garden for one year.

With a gift of $250, you will be a Rhododendron Level donor
At this level you will receive:

  • A short message to your loved one in our virtual garden
  • A photo of the person you are honoring posted in our virtual garden
  • Your tribute will remain posted in our virtual garden for one year.

Click here to view the Virtual Garden.

Click here to donate.

In the description of your donation, please include the name and short message to your loved one. If you are a Rhododendron Level donor, email a photo of your loved one to lrobie@holdenfg.org


Planters

$250 gift – Small

$500 gift – Medium

$1,000 gift – Large

$1,500 gift – Extra Large

Terms:

  • Maintained for 3 years.
  • HF&G reserves the right to move planters and select plants that will be planted in all planters at both campuses. Plants change seasonally.
  • Includes a plaque with up to three lines of text which can be edited by HF&G staff if you wish

Contact Lynne Robie today to make this tribute gift: lrobie@holdenfg.org and 216-707-2852


Trees

$1,500 to $25,000 gift range

Terms

  • All tree dedications include a personalized plaque including up to three lines of text.
  • Trees are replaced for up to 3 years after the tribute gift is made.
  • HF&G does not plant new trees for tribute contributions as they have a higher risk of failure.
  • Maintained for the life of the tree.
  • You may choose from a selection of trees for your tribute gift.

The intent of Holden Forests & Gardens is to maintain tribute trees for their full life span. However, tree longevity varies with the species and environmental conditions.

Contact Lynne Robie today to make this tribute gift: lrobie@holdenfg.org and 216-707-2852


Benches

$7,500 gift – Teak

$10,000 gift – Stone

Terms

  • Pre-determined locations at our Cleveland Botanical Garden campus.
  • Dedications are maintained for the life of the chair which is approximately 15 years.
  • Includes a personalized plaque with up to three lines of text.

Contact Lynne Robie today to make this tribute gift: 216.707.2852 or lrobie@holdenfg.org

Other naming/dedication opportunities are available for gifts of $25,000 or more. Please contact Lynne Robie at 216.707.2852 or by email at lrobie@holdenfg.org for more information.


Dedication Receptions

Celebrate the dedication of a tribute with friends and family. If you are interested in adding a private reception as part of your tribute; the Facility Rentals Department at both The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden can assist you.

Both campuses offer beautiful venues with varying capacities. Each campus has an exclusive caterer for food and beverage needs. If you wish to consider Holden Forests & Gardens for such an occasion, please contact our sales managers below for more information. If booking in conjunction with a tribute, a 10% discount on the facility rental fee is available as well as 10 gratis parking vouchers. Please contact Paula Coakley at (216) 707-2833 or pcoakley@holdenfg.org for more information in regards to private event rentals at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. For information about private event rentals at the Holden Arboretum, please contact Allison Ingle at (216) 707-2833 or aingle@holdenfg.org.


All dedications include a personalized thank you card and a photo of the tribute.

Tribute contributions are naming opportunities and support Holden Forests & Gardens’ general operations. HF&G owns all plants, planters, chairs, and benches on their properties.