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Membership SF Botanical Garden Membership

Become a member today and experience all the Garden has to offer with special benefits throughout the year, including invitations to Member Garden Parties. Most important, 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.

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 – $70
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 many 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.
  • Access to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture's Children's Circulating Collection
    Check out more than 2,000 children's books related to botanical and horticultural topics, including natural history, zoology, agriculture, forestry, and physical science.
  • 10% Discount at the Garden Bookstore, Plant Arbor and at Monthly Plant Sales
  • 10% Discount at Many Local Nurseries
    See full list here
  • 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
  • Discounted Subscription to the San Francisco Chronicle

Family/Dual – $85
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 – $150
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 – $275
All the benefits of Garden Lover level plus:

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

Garden Conservator – $550
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.

For more information about membership levels and benefits, or to join by phone, call Membership at (415) 661-1316 x302 or email

Strybing Circle

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

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 | $9 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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