Support the Arboretum & Botanic Garden


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

fall-plant-sale.jpgMembership 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 maintenance of the Arboretum's internationally recognized plant collections, collaborations with scientists and the horticulture industry, and our daily outreach to visitors and gardeners from near and far.

So many Friends membership levels and benefits to choose from! Highlights of benefits are free admission to the garden and reciprocal admission to AHS gardens (American Horticultural Society), discounts at local nurseries and gift shops, 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!

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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


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

Ladera Garden Center

(The following shops give discounts on plants only)

Carry your Arboretum & Botanic Garden membership card!