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Membership SF Botanical Garden Membership

Over 70% of the Garden's funding comes from members, donors and visitors. Your support is essential to help the Garden thrive.

Become a member today, and your contribution will help the Garden conserve and display plants from all over the world and inspire people of all ages to cherish, understand, and protect our planet's beauty and biodiversity.

Members experience all the Garden has to offer in its 55 acres with special benefits throughout the year, 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 connect people of all ages to the natural world, 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 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 Plant Sale Member Preview
    Members get first pick at the largest annual plant sale in the Bay Area.
  • 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 the Garden Bookstore, Plant Arbor and at Monthly Plant Sales
  • 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 SFBGS' Annual Print Newsletter, Leaflet
  • 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 Member Garden Parties, the Annual Plant Sale Member 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 Member 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
  • Recognition on SFBGS Donor Wall

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. 302

Members Help
the Garden Thrive

Your support as a member will help:

  • Care for 55 acres of gardens conserving 8,000 different kinds of plants from all over the globe, including some that are no longer found in their native habitats
  • Welcome over 13,000 children annually for free hands-on education programs, where kids can experience nature in all its complexity
  • Offer a variety of signature community programs in the Garden, such as Flower Piano and the Annual Plant Sale
  • Carry out Garden upgrades, including the acquisition of new plants to expand the collections
  • Maintain and grow the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture - Northern California's most comprehensive horticultural collection
  • Inspire visitors of all ages to know, appreciate, and work to protect the rich diversity of our natural world

Your tax-deductible membership helps make all of this and more possible!

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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