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Membership

Members enjoy benefits that include special events in our landscape. Jeff Blackwell
Members enjoy benefits that include special events in our landscape. Jeff Blackwell

Help celebrate 150 years of the Arnold Arboretum!

Join Now or Renew

As a member, you are part of a strong community of like-minded people who want to help the Arnold Arboretum flourish now and in the future. You are part of our 150 years of special relationships between plants and people—a community that includes plant and environmental scientists, science educators, school children and families, walkers and runners, and nature enthusiasts everywhere.

As a nonprofit organization that is free and open to the public every day of the year, we rely on the thoughtfulness and generosity of our contributors. Our strength derives from the support of members like you who enjoy the Arboretum for free (both in person and online), yet contribute annually to ensure the Arboretum stays vibrant and dynamic. Individuals, families, and institutions can join or renew their membership at any level by simply following the links below to our online membership form.

Please note our membership levels changed in May 2022 after more than 25 years to better align costs and revenue. Please select the membership level below that makes sense for you—every dollar contributed helps advance our work and benefits all visitors. If you would like to make a donation that is different from or in addition to the membership levels, we welcome you to make a gift via our donation page.

To join or renew membership by mail, complete our Printable Membership Form and mail to: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, P.O. Box 419209, Boston, MA 02241-9209.

Community Member

1 year at $65
Your membership gives you the satisfaction of belonging to a special community that respects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
PLUS:

Arnoldia, the quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history – 64 pages of full color

Silva, our exclusive electronic member enewsletter

Invitations to members-only events

10% Discounts at more than 30 participating nurseries and garden centers

Free or discounted admission at more than 345 gardens through the reciprocal gardens program of the American Horticultural Society

Arnold Arboretum membership magnet

Arbor Day Member

1 year at $150
Member Favorite
Your membership gives you the satisfaction of belonging to a special community that respects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
PLUS:

Arbor Day Seedling cultivated by the Arnold Arboretum

Arnoldia, the quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history – 64 pages of full color

Silva, our exclusive electronic member enewsletter

Invitations to members-only events

10% Discounts at more than 30 participating nurseries and garden centers

Free or discounted admission at more than 345 gardens through the reciprocal gardens program of the American Horticultural Society

Arnold Arboretum membership magnet

Notable Member

1 year at $250
Your membership gives you the satisfaction of belonging to a special community that respects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
PLUS:

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive pack of 5 note cards, with images from the Arboretum’s grounds and archives

Arbor Day Seedling cultivated by the Arnold Arboretum

Arnoldia, the quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history – 64 pages of full color

Patron Member

1 year at $600
Your membership gives you the satisfaction of belonging to a special community that respects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
PLUS:

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive wall calendar with modern and archival images the Arboretum and its collection

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive pack of 5 note cards, with images from the Arboretum’s grounds and archives

Arbor Day Seedling cultivated by the Arnold Arboretum

Arnoldia, the quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history – 64 pages of full color

Benefactor Member

1 year at $1,500
Your membership gives you the satisfaction of belonging to a special community that respects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
PLUS:

Posts from the Collections: The Arnold Arboretum by William Friedman, a digital anthology of plant highlights from the Director

Recognition in the Arboretum’s Annual Report

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive wall calendar with modern and archival images the Arboretum and its collection

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive pack of 5 note cards, with images from the Arboretum’s grounds and archives

Arbor Day Seedling cultivated by the Arnold Arboretum

Sargent-Olmsted Society

For a donation of $2,500 or more, we welcome you into our Sargent-Olmsted Society.

Your membership in this core group means that you are instrumental in the Arboretum’s continued strength in horticulture and protecting biodiversity.  And you are key in fulfilling our founding promise as a public park in the City of Boston.

Sargent-Olmsted Society

Ginkgo Circle $2,500+

The Ginkgo Circle is an important source of unrestricted operating funds and makes possible the continued vitality of this great landscape.
PLUS:

Invitation to Sargent-Olmsted Society Reception

Posts from the Collections: The Arnold Arboretum by William Friedman, a digital anthology of plant highlights from the Director

Recognition in the Arboretum’s Annual Report

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive wall calendar with modern and archival images the Arboretum and its collection

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive pack of 5 note cards, with images from the Arboretum’s grounds and archives

Arbor Day Seedling cultivated by the Arnold Arboretum

Sargent-Olmsted Society

Stewartia Circle $5,000+

Stewartia Circle is at the heart of our ability to sustain the Arnold Arboretum’s mission and expand its impact within the Boston community.
PLUS:

Behind-the-scenes gathering with the Director

Invitation to Sargent-Olmsted Society Reception

Posts from the Collections: The Arnold Arboretum by William Friedman, a digital anthology of plant highlights from the Director

Recognition in the Arboretum’s Annual Report

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive wall calendar with modern and archival images the Arboretum and its collection

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive pack of 5 note cards, with images from the Arboretum’s grounds and archives

Sargent-Olmsted Society

Maple Circle $10,000+

Maple Circle members are key to programs at the Arnold Arboretum that bring people and plants together in a way that changes lives.
PLUS:

One “Notable Membership” ($250 level) to give as a gift

Behind-the-scenes gathering with the Director

Invitation to Sargent-Olmsted Society Reception

Posts from the Collections: The Arnold Arboretum by William Friedman, a digital anthology of plant highlights from the Director

Recognition in the Arboretum’s Annual Report

Arnold Arboretum membership-exclusive wall calendar with modern and archival images the Arboretum and its collection

Sargent-Olmsted Society

Metasequoia Circle $25,000+

This dynamic group of dedicated people is a mainstay of plant, garden, and science enthusiasts who provide essential philanthropic support to the Arnold Arboretum.
PLUS:

One “Notable Membership” ($250 level) to give as a gift

Behind-the-scenes gathering with the Director

Invitation to Sargent-Olmsted Society Reception

Posts from the Collections: The Arnold Arboretum by William Friedman, a digital anthology of plant highlights from the Director

Sargent-Olmsted Society

Director's Circle

The grandest of our leadership donor circles, members of the Director’s Circle represent the lifeblood of the Arboretum, providing the Director with a stable source of ongoing, annual funding that is pledged over multiple years. This community of donors will have its own special benefits and dedicated events. We welcome you to learn more about joining this Director’s Circle.

Don’t find what you are looking for? Email the Membership Department or call 617.384.5766.

To join by mail, complete our Printable Membership Form and mail to: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, P.O. Box 419209, Boston, MA 02241-9209.