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Discounts and Free Admission to Gardens Throughout North America

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As part of your membership with the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden you are eligible for discounts and free admission to over 345 gardens throughout North America.

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When you become a member, you join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden — a community support group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Arboretum and Public Garden. The 1500+ members of the Friends include more than 250 active volunteers. You can help support the gardens and education programs of the Arboretum and Public Garden by becoming a member. 

New Discounts at Partner Nurseries and Retailers

Membership has its privileges at our partner nurseries and retailers as well! Bring your Friends membership card to receive a discounts at our partners' brick and mortar locations or, for online offers, check your latest edition of your Members-Only digital newsletter for the discount codes.

Thank you for supporting these businesses!

Choose the membership level that is right for you by comparing our membership benefit information or learning about individual membership levels via the links below. Then you can join or renew your membership online.

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Other ways to become a member:

  • Mail your membership form with a check 
  • Join at the gate during plant sale events




Compare membership benefit levels

Membership benefit comparison

We offer six different levels of membership. Compare the benefits of each below.

1. Individual  | 2. Family  |  3. Manzanita   |  4. Valley Oak  |  5. Sequoia |  6. Redbud


1 2 3 4 5 6
Access to Members-Only Plant Sales X X X X X X
10% Discount on Plants at Arboretum Plant Sales X X X X X X
Discounts at Retail Partner Nurseries X X X X X X
Annual Member Gift X X X X X X
Free Admission or Discounts at over 345+ Botanic Gardens ( X X X X X X
Digital Member News, including Seasonal Gardening Advice X X X X X X
New Member Thank You Gift X X X X X X
Second Membership Card   X X X X X
Free Admission or Discounts to 1,100+ Arts/Cultural Organizations (     X X X X
VIP Plant Shopping Opportunity Before General Members and Public (spring and fall season)       X X X
Access to Preview Events for New
Arboretum and Public Garden Projects
      X X X
Annual Donor Appreciation Event         X X
Private One-Hour Plant Shopping Experience at Nursery or Arboretum Golf Cart Tour (one/year - weekdays only)         X X
Two-Hour Private Garden Consultation           X