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Membership SF Botanical Garden Membership

Over the last 75 years, San Francisco Botanical Garden has become a local treasure, known for its significant plant collections, conservation efforts and outdoor community programs. Become a member today, and help the Garden continue to thrive for another 75 years and beyond.

Members receive many special benefits, including invitations to Member Garden Parties, discounts at the Garden and at 75 local nurseries and free or discounted admission to nearly 300 gardens! See below for all the benefits by membership level.

Help us celebrate 75 years of cultivating the bond between people and plants, right in the heart of the city - become a member today.

Levels & Benefits

Click on each level for a full list of benefits:

Avid Gardener – $60
Unlimited free admission to SFBG, invitations to Member Garden Parties and the Annual Plant Sale Preview, discounts on programs, books and plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden and at 75 local nurseries, free admission and discounts at many other gardens and much more.

  • One Personalized Membership Card
  • Free Unlimited Admission
    Cardholders are each admitted to the Garden with one guest per visit. .
  • Admission to Seasonal Member Garden Parties
    Meet fellow garden lovers, listen to live music and enjoy treats and beverages in select corners of the Garden each season.
  • Admission to the Annual Spring Plant Sale Preview
    Members get first pick at the largest annual plant sale in Northern California. Find unique plants that thrive in the Bay Area and beyond!
  • Discounts on Classes, Walks and Events
    Enjoy member pricing on a variety of classes, lectures and walks designed for fun and exploration into the world of plants.
  • 10% Discount at over 75 Local Nurseries
  • Free or Reduced Admission at Nearly 300 Gardens
    Receive free or reduced admission and other discounts at nearly 300 participating gardens and arboretums nationally, including 24 in California alone.
  • Subscription to Leaflet, SFBGS' Annual Print Newsletter
  • Discounted Subscription to Pacific Horticulture magazine

Family/Dual – $75
All the benefits of Avid Gardener level plus:

  • Benefits for Two and Children Under the Age of 18
    Includes access to hands-on family programming throughout the year.
  • One Additional Membership Card (2 total)
  • Children's Book Borrowing Privileges
    Bring story time home with books from SFBGS' celebrated Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture.

Garden Lover – $125
All the benefits of Family/Dual level plus:

  • Two Guest Passes
    These one-time-use passes may be given to friends and family to attend seasonal Member Garden Parties, the Annual Plant Sale Preview and for general admission to the Garden.
  • Early Access to Monthly Plant Sales
    Select your favorite plants a full 30 minutes before the public opening at the Garden's monthly plant sales.
  • Admission to Annual Plant Sale Preview Reception
    Attend an exclusive reception preceding the member Annual Plant Sale Preview.

Garden Steward – $250
All the benefits of Garden Lover level plus:

  • Two Additional Guest Passes (4 total)
  • Acknowledgement in SFBGS' Annual Report

Garden Conservator – $500
All the benefits of Garden Steward level plus:

  • Two Additional Guest Passes (6 total)
  • Invitation for Two to a Strybing Circle event

All Member levels are 100% tax deductible. We offer discounted memberships to Seniors (65+), Educators, Students, Docents and Golden Gate Park Cultural Collaborative Staff.

You can join/renew online, over the phone by calling (415) 661-1316 ext 302 or in person at the Garden. If you have any questions, please contact us at (415) 661-1316, ext. 302 or email us at

Strybing Circle

Learn more about Strybing Circle, our higher-level giving program with exclusive access to curator-led tours and intimate receptions.

Contact Membership

Questions? We're eager to help. Please feel free to contact us directly by email or phone.
(415) 661-1316 ext. 301

How Members Help
San Francisco Botanical Garden

Membership contributions help our 55-acre living museum and outdoor community programs thrive. Become a member today and support our important work:

  • Keeping the Garden Flourishing
    San Francisco Botanical Garden Society members finance new collections, renovate existing ones, label the plants and fund interns to assist the gardeners.
  • Sharing Knowledge
    San Francisco Botanical Garden welcomes over 11,000 schoolchildren every year for free programs where they can learn about nature in nature. The Garden offers exceptional educational programs for all ages that promote an understanding of plants and our natural surroundings.
  • Conserving Rare and Unusual Plants
    San Francisco Botanical Garden protects many rare and endangered species, some of which can no longer be found in the wild. The nursery propagates thousands of unusual and hard-to-find plants and makes them available to Bay Area gardeners at plant sales throughout the year.
  • Helping Bay Area Gardeners
    San Francisco Botanical Garden's Library (northern California's most comprehensive horticultural library) and Bookstore (offering one of the Bay Area's finest selections of books about plants and gardening) are a leading source of information for gardeners, horticulturists, scientists and students.
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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