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Membership provides a critical support system to preserve, nurture and expand the garden, preserve endangered plants, and help retain its talented, diverse staff.

Join the garden today

As a founding member you will be helping to support the much-needed increase in staffing and maintenance of the collection and garden as we work towards the public garden transition. You are also increasing our ability to reach and educate the growing numbers of visitors in our rapidly expanding community. 

You will be forever recognized as a founding member in our program and receive advanced registration opportunities and discounts on in-person and online programs, a quarterly newsletter, free admission to monthly garden tours, access to the Index Seminum (seed sharing program) and receive a free members only plant annually.*

We are so grateful for your support and can’t wait for the opportunity to serve you better as we continue to grow.

* Member benefits vary by level.

Membership levels

Individual

Great choice for a beginner gardener. Includes basic benefits to help expand your knowledge.

$50
/ Year
Quarterly member exclusive newsletter​
Monthly Garden Tour – 1 Pass
10% Discount on classes
Access to botanical library on site
Access to annual JLBG/JCRA Index Seminum – 5 seed packets​

Family/Dual​

Best value for a family (2 adults and children under the age of 16) who are interested in gardening.

$75
/ Year
Quarterly member exclusive newsletter​​
Monthly Garden Tour – 2 Passes
10% Discount on classes
Access to botanical library on site
Access to annual JLBG/JCRA Index Seminum – 5 seed packets

Explorer

Expanded benefits for an intermediate gardener who is looking to deepen their knowledge.

$150
/ Year
Quarterly member exclusive newsletter​
Monthly Garden Tour – 2 Passes
10% Discount on classes
Access to botanical library on site
Access to annual JLBG/JCRA Index Seminum – 7 seed packets​
Member exclusive plant giveaway – one plant

Sponsor

Top tier package for people who share our vision and want to ensure the future of JLBG.

$300
/ Year​
Quarterly member exclusive newsletter​
Monthly Garden Tour – 2 Passes​
10% Discount on classes
Access to botanical library on site
Access to annual JLBG/JCRA Index Seminum – 10 seed packets​​
Member exclusive plant giveaway – three plants
Member rewards

Explanation of benefits

Please review the following information before making your choice. Already a member? Use the links to access your benefits.

Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter

Composed by Tony, our Garden Curator Doug Ruhren and other members of our garden staff, these in-depth newsletters will highlight industry news, latest plant breeding advances, and seasonal gardening know-how.

Membership tours

Monthly guided tour

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 10AM for an hour long guided tour through the garden showcasing best plants of the season. Get your questions answered by our experts.

Seeds Index seminum

Index seminum

Add unique plants to your garden that are not available for sale. You will be invited to choose from a list of available seeds to fit your garden conditions.

Canna x generalis 'Alan's Fancy Thai' plant giveaway

Exclusive member plants

Available to members only, this collection of plants will feature unique seedling selections, rare cultivars, and limited quantity propagations from the garden. You will be invited to choose from the list of available plants to fit your garden conditions.

Book access

Library access

We have an extensive horticultural library on site collected by Tony Avent during the span of his life-long career. Access to the library is provided on site.

Future benefits fern gate

More benefits to come…

Our goal is to reach 50 members in the first year so we can join the American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Garden Network. Once admitted, our members will share the AHS benefits, such as free admission to other participating gardens/arboreta/conservancies and discounts on their educational programs (over 350 locations).

For tax deductible donations visit our Endowment page.

Memberships sales are final and non-refundable. Memberships start the date they are purchased. Memberships and Member benefits cannot be sold or transferred. Please present Membership card(s) when utilizing a membership benefit.  If you renew early, your new Membership will add 1 year to your current expiration date.

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