The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to its participation in IDNYC’s second year by providing a complimentary Community Grounds Membership to all New York City residents who apply or are approved for their IDNYC card in 2016.

Community Grounds Membership Benefits

Eligibility

New York City residents who apply or are approved for their IDNYC card in 2016 are eligible for complimentary Membership. NYC Identification Cards expiring in calendar year 2020 will be granted a 1 month grace period and must redeem their complimentary Membership no later than January 31, 2016.

Current and recently lapsed (expired January 1, 2012–Present) Garden Members are not eligible, but are encouraged to use their municipal IDs to obtain memberships at all other participating cultural institutions.

How to Join

  • Present your valid IDNYC at any ticketing window, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The complimentary Membership can only be redeemed onsite. Recipients will be issued a temporary Membership card (valid for up to 30 days) and permanent cards will arrive by mail in approximately 4 weeks. There is a replacement fee of $5 for lost cards.

  • Please specify if you would like the Individual Level (1 adult) or the Family Level (2 adults and up to 2 children) Membership when redeeming your Membership.

FAQ

About the Program:

When does the program begin?
January 12, 2015

Who is eligible?
Any New York City resident with a valid IDNYC expiring in calendar year who is not currently a Member of the Garden and who has not been a Member since January 2012, is eligible for complimentary Community Grounds Membership.

NYC Identification Cards expiring in calendar year 2020 will be granted a 1 month grace period and must redeem their complimentary Membership no later than January 31, 2016.

Can I apply for my IDNYC card at the Garden?
The New York Botanical Garden does not process IDNYC applications. Please visit the IDNYC website for information on enrollment center locations.

Where else am I able to obtain complimentary membership?
IDNYC cardholders can receive complimentary membership at over 30 cultural institutions in New York City. Please visit the IDNYC website for more information.

How do I get my complimentary Membership at the New York Botanical Garden?
Once you have received your IDNYC card, you may present it at any ticketing window at the Garden, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Membership:

What if I do not have a mailing address?
If you do not have a mailing address, you may pick up your Membership materials 10 days after you applied for Membership. Please call the Garden 2 to 3 days before your planned visit, and we will have your Membership materials waiting for you.

When does the offer end?
NYC Identification Cards expiring in calendar year 2021 must redeem their complimentary Membership no later than December 31, 2016.

NYC Identification Cards expiring in calendar year 2020 must redeem their complimentary Membership no later than January 31, 2016.

How many people does the Membership cover?
Complimentary Community Grounds Membership is available at the Individual Level (1 adult) or the Family Level (2 adults and up to 2 children). Please specify which level you would like when redeeming your Membership. Membership will default to the Individual Level if not specified at the time of redemption.

What is included in the Membership?
Community Grounds Membership includes year-round admission to the Garden grounds, including the Azalea Garden, Rose Garden, Family Garden, Native Plant Garden, and Forest, as well as Early Morning Admission to the grounds. It does not include admission to the Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, or the use of trams.

What if I want additional benefits and access?
A full list of all Membership levels and benefits can be found on our website or by calling 718.817.8703.

Can I apply my complimentary Membership towards a different Membership Level or towards renewing my current Membership?
You may not apply complimentary Membership towards a different Membership Level or towards renewal.

Can I suspend my Membership or transfer it to someone else if I am going to be out of town?
Complimentary Membership cannot be suspended for any period of time or transferred to another party for any reason.

Can children redeem Membership?
Children under 16 can redeem a complimentary Membership with a valid IDNYC card, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they visit the Garden.