Friends of the Arboretum Membership Levels & Benefits

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Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

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Individual $65

  • Free admission to the Arboretum
  • Free access to 300+ botanic gardens through American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program
  • Two 1-time guest passes
  • Discounts to 10+ garden centers (see below) and at Norrie's Gift & Garden Shop
  • Reduced registration fees for special events
  • Quarterly bulletin and biweekly Arb News emails
  • Priority invitation to annual membership meeting

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Household $100 For two adults and all household dependents.

Same Benefits as the Individual Level plus:

  • Two additional 1-Time guest passes (total of 4)
  • One free plant coupon for up to $12 at Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop
  • Includes membership for 2 adults and all children (17 and younger) in a household

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Students $25 For current and recently graduated UCSC students

  • Same Benefits as the Individual Level

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Garden Advocate $200 Best Value! 

Same Benefits as the Individual Level plus:

  • One free plant coupon for up to $12 at Norrie’s Gift & Garden Shop
  • Free access to 225+ museums through ROAM.
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Garden Enthusiast $500

Same Benefits as the Garden Advocate level plus:

  • Free access to 900+ cultural centers through NARM.
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Trailblazer $1,000

Same Benefits as the Garden Enthusiast level plus:

  • Special VIP tour for you and up to 10 guests led by expert docents and/or our Executive Director. (call 502-2998 or email arboretum@ucsc.edu to schedule)
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Change Maker $2,500

Same Benefits as the Trailblazer level plus:

  • Personalized landscape architectural or conservation improvement consultation (2-hour max).

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Visionary $10,000 +

Same Benefits as the Change Maker level plus:

  • Free Garden Enthusiast Level Membership to give to friends or family.

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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!