Support the Arboretum & Botanic Garden

JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE TODAY

The Friends of the Arboretum & Botanic Garden supports the development of the garden's extraordinary collections and gardens.

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Membership provides an opportunity to explore, learn, and be inspired 365 days of the year. Along with member benefits and privileges for you and your family, you are supporting the Garden’s internationally recognized collections, regional conservation efforts, leading scientific research, and pioneering education and horticulture programs.   
So many Friends membership options to choose from! Highlights of benefits are free admission to the garden and affiliated AHS gardens, discounts at nurseries and gift shops, priority entrance to annual plant sales, guest passes, and invitations to members-only special events.

Exciting NEW benefits: ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums) lets you take your benefits when you travel, including admission for two and discounts in stores and restaurants. ROAM has hundreds of participating museums around the country and Canada— with over 50 in California alone! Participation in NARM (North American Reciprocal Membership) extends ROAM even further. NARM offers free admission and discounts to an additional 900 cultural centers. With all three reciprocal programs, a member can access over 1700 centers!

When I visit friends and family in Chicago and Cincinnati, I'll be using my Garden membership card to visit some of my favorite museums including the DuSable, Oriental  and Richard H. Driehaus Museums in Chicago and one of my favorites, the Taft Museum in Cincinnati!”  - Julia Cowell, Chair, Fund Development & Membership Committee

 

JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE TODAY!

Member Levels & Benefits

Students & Recent Alumni $25happy-plant-shopping.jpg
For current college students and recently graduated students (up to 1 year since graduation date)
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Priority invitation to annual membership meeting.
  • Special invitation to annual student event.
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
Individual $65
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
Household $100
For two adults and all household dependents.
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Four 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Includes membership for 2 adults and all children (17 and younger) in a household.
Best Value! Garden Advocate $200
  • Two membership cards for 1 year
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
  • Special VIP tour for you and 10 guests led by expert docents.
Garden Enthusiast $500
  • Two membership cards for 1 year
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
  • Special VIP tour for you and 10 guests led by expert docents and/or the Executive Director.
  • Free admission and parking for you and up to 2 guests.
  • Free access to 900+ cultural centers through NARM.
Trailblazer $1,000
  • Two membership cards for 1 year
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
  • Special VIP tour for you and 10 guests led by expert docents and/or the Executive Director.
  • Free admission and parking for you and up to 2 guests.
  • Free access to 900+ cultural centers through NARM.
  • Special invitation to workshops led by expert curators or other partners. 
Change Maker $2,500
  • Two membership cards for 1 year
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
  • Special VIP tour for you and 10 guests led by expert docents and/or the Executive Director.
  • Free admission and parking for you and up to 2 guests.
  • Free access to 900+ cultural centers through NARM.
  • Special invitation to workshops led by expert curators or other partners. 
  • Personalized landscape architectural or conservation improvement consultation.
  • Special invitation for private group rental. 

Visionary $10,000

  • Two membership cards for 1 year
  • Free admission and parking
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society - Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS-RAP) 
  • American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers
  • (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • Priority Entrance to Plant Sales
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and VIP updates
  • Special gift signifying your excellence in giving.
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
  • Special VIP tour for you and 10 guests led by expert docents and/or the Executive Director.
  • Free admission and parking for you and up to 2 guests.
  • Free access to 900+ cultural centers through NARM.
  • Special invitation to workshops led by expert curators or other partners. 
  • Personalized landscape architectural or conservation improvement consultation.
  • Special invitation for private group rental. 
  • Invitation to an evening with campus leadership. 
  • Develop a major garden project alongside leadership.

Show your current membership card for the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden and receive discounts at the following nurseries!

Gold Rush Nursery

Ladera Garden Center

(The following shops give discounts on plants only)

Carry your Arboretum & Botanic Garden membership card!