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Access Level & Benefits

For individuals and families using SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or EBT benefits

The wonders of nature are open to all.

The Access membership costs only $25 for a full year of benefits, including admission to two beautiful locations: the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum. The Access level is for those using SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or EBT benefits. Access level memberships are only available for in-person purchase at either campus with proof of eligibility. Member to be named must also be named in at least one of the programs listed above. Only adults can be named on an HF&G membership.

The Access level also includes these perks

Level Access individuals and families using SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or EBT benefits $25 for one year
Number of People Admitted (both campuses, including the named member/s)
Named Members
1 or 2
Discount at Gift Shop & Store
Reciprocal Admission Benefits to Over 345 Participating Gardens, Arboreta & Conservatories Throughout North America (via the American Horticultural Society) (Learn more)
Quarterly Forests & Gardens magazine mailed to your home
Discounted Parking at CBG
Member only hours at the Holden Arboretum
Member-only preview day for Holden Arboretum’s annual plant sale
Discounts on Plants & Planters Through
Member rates on programs, classes, etc.
Member Only Events
Member Appreciation Week
Member only classes/programs
One-time 30% off birthday month discount in gift stores
Discounted ($1) guest entry for 2 guests each visit through Museums for All Program

*Some restrictions do apply

Additional discounts or promotions cannot be applied to an Access level membership.  

Access level membership must be purchased in person with proof of eligibility at either the Holden Arboretum or Cleveland Botanical Garden. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Department at 216.707.2804 or by email at

Learn more

For more information about access membership, please call 216.707.2804 or send a message to

Holden Forests & Gardens is proud to continue participating in the Museums for All program.

Thanks to Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 500 museums in the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. Through this program, The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden offers admission for $1 per person.  

To make your reservation using Museums for All, please call our Guest Services team at 216.721.1600 (Botanical Garden) or 440.946.4400  (Arboretum) to make your discounted reservation today. 

Additional Information 

Holden Forests & Gardens 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 our 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.

Other membership levels


$65-$160 per year

Explore on your own or bring the whole family with an annual membership that goes way beyond free admission.



$300-$999 per year

Receive all the perks of the general membership levels while enjoying several enhanced and exclusive benefits.


Leadership Society

$1,000+ per year

Invest in the future of Holden Forests & Gardens while enjoying enhanced benefits and special opportunities to see the inner workings of the organization.

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