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Education and Research Support

When you contribute to education and research, you help us make vibrant, vital connections between people and plants.

Teacher Training and Student Field Trips

Our professional development program for local pre-school and elementary teachers strengthens the knowledge, teaching skills and confidence of participants through lessons aligned with Ohio Academic Content Standards in life science.

We also offer teacher resource kits with curricula, pictures, books, activities, and materials designed to deepen classroom learning.

School Transportation Fund

This fund helps to bus young students from low-income schools to our campuses. Each year, more than 1,000 kids are able to visit because of this program, with the number of requests steadily increasing since its inception in 2005.

Public Programs

Donations can directly support programs like art classes, tai-chi and yoga, informative lectures, photography, camps for children, workshops, and our “ask the gardener” series—which serve people of all ages and all backgrounds.


Our staff conducts applied botanical research that helps preserve our plant collections, conserve natural resources, and develop best practices in urban greening. These projects span many areas of interest, and help address environmental, economic, and human health concerns.


Our special exhibits and permanent onsite interpretation enrich the visitor learning experience and communicate important information about plants and their impact on people and the environment. Interpretive communication highlights the Garden’s efforts in horticulture, conservation and education.

Green Corps

Our Green Corps work-study program helps revitalize Cleveland neighborhoods by creating new urban green spaces and providing learning opportunities for local teens. These students develop important life skills through urban agriculture and business.

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 supporting our education and research programs, Please contact Jillian Schaefer at 216.707.2852 or [email protected] for more information.

Additional Areas of need
Areas of need

People for Trees

Support People for Trees programming and neighborhood tree plantings

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