Friends of the Arboretum Membership Levels & Benefits

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Member Levels & Benefits

Students & Recent Alumni $25
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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Four 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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) See 2020 list of American Horticultural Society Affiliate Gardens
  • Two 1 time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and Norrie's Gift Shop
  • 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!