Gifts in Tribute

Holden Forests & Gardens offers its members, donors and friends an opportunity to honor and remember friends and loved ones through the Tribute & Memorial Program. These gifts also support the mission of Holden Forests & Gardens to advance and inspire a deeper understanding of plants to enhance life.

A gift to the Tribute & Memorial Program is a meaningful way to remember all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, b’nai mitzvah, the birth of a child or grandchild, or as an expression of sympathy and remembrance. Notification of gifts will be sent to all honorees or a designated family member as long as contact information is provided. Individual gift amounts will remain confidential.

There are several ways to help you celebrate or honor someone special:

Commemorative Gifts

Donations in any amount are a wonderful way to celebrate a significant milestone or remember a family member or friend.

Dedicate a Daffodil Bulb ($50)

Honor a loved one by sponsoring a daffodil bulb. Every spring the campus comes alive with the delightful glow of daffodils. Your gift will be used for the planting and maintenance of one of these bulbs.

Dedicate a Planter ($500 and above)

Dedicating a planter is a unique way to pay tribute to a special person or occasion. Your inscription will bring to life memories and celebrations that add a lovely sentiment to the fabric of our gardens.

  • Work with staff to choose an existing planter and wording for your personalized plaque.
  • Dedications are maintained for a period of 5 years.  

Dedicate a Tree

A tree dedication serves as a living memorial to a beloved friend or family member. All trees are chosen in consultation with the Horticultural Staff to ensure Holden Forests & Garden’s mission. You may choose between the following options:

  • $1,500 – A young tree, 1-3 years old
  • $3,000 – An established tree, 4-6 years old
  • $7,500 – A mature tree, 7 years or older
  • $25,000 and higher – Signature trees, named gardens and garden beds.

All tree dedications include:

  • A personalized plaque 

Dedicate a Bench ($7,500 and above)

A bench dedication provides a serene place to enjoy time with family and friends or to rest and reflect while enjoying the grounds.

  • Choose from a list of pre-determined locations.
  • Dedications are maintained for the life of the bench:
    • Teak benches last approximately 15 years



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

Please contact Katie Brickner, Annual Fund Manager at 216-707-2852 or with any questions.

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