San Francisco Botanical Garden is known for its unique diverse and significant plant collections. We invite you to indulge in this gorgeous living museum by becoming a member today and receiving invitations to Member-only events, discounts on SFBGS programs, books, and plants, at selected local nurseries, and at many other gardens! See below for all the benefits SFBGS members by level.
There has never been a better time to support the Garden – through our new Membership program. Please call the Membership Department at (415) 564-3239 ext. 301 or email membership with questions.
Levels & Benefits
Active Gardener – $60
Unlimited free admission to SFBG, invitations to members-only Extended Evenings, Quarterly Events, the Annual Plant Sale, and discounts on programs, books, and plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden and at selected local nurseries, free admission and discounts at many other gardens and much more.
- Free Unlimited Admission for one individual
- Access to Extended Evenings
From 6–8pm on Wednesdays in May through July, members have exclusive access to the Garden. Choose a cozy spot in one of your favorite gardens during these special evenings, created just for members.
- Invitations to Quarterly Member Events
The Second Saturday of April, July, October and December are special occasions for SFBGS members. Meet fellow garden lovers, listen to live music, and enjoy a cash bar. Sign up for At The Garden, SFBGS' monthly e-news, for details on these exciting new member nights!
- Invitation to the Annual Plant Sale Preview
Members enjoy access to a preview event for the largest annual plant sale in Northern California, offering unique plants that thrive in the Bay Area and beyond!
- One Personalized Membership Card
- Discounted Subscription to Pacific Horticulture magazine
- Free or Discounted Admission
to nearly 300 participating gardens and arboretums nationally, including 24 in California alone.
at the Garden Bookstore, Plant Arbor, monthly plant sales, and at over 75 local nurseries, as well as for SFBGS classes.
- Children's Book Borrowing Privileges
at SFBGS' celebrated Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, Northern California's most comprehensive horticultural collection.
Family/Dual – $75
All of the benefits of the Active Gardener Level for two adults and all of their children under 18.
All the benefits of Active Gardener plus
- Benefits for Two, plus their children under the age of 18
- One Additional Membership Card to total two
Garden Lover – $125
All of the benefits of the Family/Dual Level plus Guest Passes for the member-only events, early access to monthly plant sales and invitation to a special member reception before the Annual Plant Sale Preview.
All the benefits of Family/Dual level plus:
- Two Guest Passes
Guest Passes may be used to invite friends and family to any of the following special Member Events: Quarterly Events, Extended Evenings or Annual Plant Sale Preview.
- Early Access to Monthly Plant Sales
Members get first pick with early entry–a full 30 minutes before the public opening–at the monthly plant sales held at the SFBGS Nursery or Plant Arbor!
Garden Steward – $250
All of the benefits of the Garden Level plus more Guest Passes for the member-only events and Garden acknowledgement.
All the benefits of Garden
- Two Additional Guest Passes to total four
- Acknowledgement in SFBGS' Annual Report
Garden Conservator – $500
All of the benefits of the Garden Steward Level plus even more Guest Passes for the member-only events and invitations to one exclusive Strybing Circle cocktail reception.
All the benefits of Garden Steward plus:
- Invitation for Two to one complimentary Strybing Circle reception
- Two Additional Guest Passes to total six
All Member levels are 100% tax deductible.
Find out about Strybing Circle, our higher level giving program or call Heidi Wohlwend (415) 564-3239 ext 304.
Email | (415) 564-3239 ext. 301
How Members Help
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Support the Botanical Garden's efforts to create a deeper understanding of the need to preserve the Earth's biological diversity. Membership support is crucial to sustaining the Garden's programs and significant botanical collections. Show your appreciation for the Garden with a membership gift today.
Membership also provides support in the following ways:
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.
- 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
- Sharing knowledge
San Francisco Botanical Garden's exceptional educational programs, exhibits, and innovative children's programs promote public understanding of plants and our natural surroundings.
- Preserving rare and unusual plants
San Francisco Botanical Garden's nursery preserves and raises thousands of rare and unusual
plants and makes them available to Bay Area gardeners at plant sales throughout the year.