CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 27, 2014 — Leaders of Cleveland Botanical Garden and The
Holden Arboretum are moving to combine their institutions into one entity with the
shared mission of improving the world through plants and trees. Such integration
would enable these two treasured public gardens to have even greater impact
through environmental education, applied botanical research and joint efforts
to promote trees, gardens and forests for the betterment of the communities of
Northeast Ohio and beyond.