Membership Levels and Benefits


Community Grounds Membership

Individual – $40 (100% tax deductible)
Family (2 Adults and up to 2 Children under age 16) – $70 (100% tax deductible)

  • Year-round admission to the Garden grounds
  • Access to an array of outdoor specialty gardens and collections including the Azalea Garden, Rose Garden, Family Garden,
    Native Plant Garden, and Forest
Community Grounds Membership must be purchased in person at any Ticket Window.

All Membership levels below include:

  • Year-round admission* to the Garden grounds and special exhibitions as well as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory,
    Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Native Plant Garden, Rock Garden, and tram tours during normal Garden hours
  • Members-only exhibition previews, events, and trips
  • Unlimited tours and transportation on Garden Tram
  • 10% discount at Shop in the Garden
  • Discounts on education classes and programs for adults and children
  • Exclusive monthly e-newsletter, seasonal calendar of events, and other Garden communications
  • Admission to Home Gardening Demonstrations
  • Access to the most comprehensive garden and botanical resources
  • Plant information specialists available via phone and Web
  • Discounts at area nurseries and garden centers
  • Reciprocal benefits at participating gardens and arboreta
  • Borrowing privileges with the LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Individual – $80 (100% tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 1 adult
  • Parking Passes
  • 2 complimentary guest passes*

Dual – $105 (100% tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 2 adults
  • 6 Parking Passes
  • 2 complimentary guest passes*

Family – $125 (100% tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 2 adults and children under age 16
  • 8 Parking Passes
  • 4 complimentary guest passes*

Supporting – $275 (100% tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 2 adults and children under age 16
  • Free parking while visiting during normal Garden hours
  • 8 complimentary guest passes*
  • Complimentary early morning grounds access

Contributing – $600 ($576 tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 4 adults children under age 16
  • Free parking while visiting during normal Garden hours
  • 10 complimentary guest passes*
  • Complimentary early morning grounds access
  • Subscription to gardening magazine

Sustaining – $1,000 ($976 tax deductible)

  • Unlimited admission for 4 adults children under age 16
  • Free parking while visiting during normal Garden hours
  • 14 complimentary guest passes*
  • Complimentary early morning grounds access
  • Subscription to gardening magazine
  • Exclusive invitations to events with curatorial staff, exhibition openings, and lectures

Seniors (65 or older) receive 20% off the Individual, Dual, Family, and Supporting rates.
*Some special events may be excluded. Guest passes are not accepted during the Holiday Train Show and select premium events.

Patron – $1,500-$2,499 ($100 non-deductible)

  • Free admission for 6 adults and 6 children
  • Private golf cart tours of our 250-acre site with a staff guide
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Dedicated phone line to help with tickets, parking, and events
  • Invitations to Patrons evenings at the Holiday Train Show®, The Orchid Show, and other exhibitions and lectures
  • Discounts on purchases at Shop in the Garden, and on lectures and adult education courses
  • Invitations to Garden special events such as the Conservatory Ball and the Rose Garden Dinner Dance
  • Discounts at participating nurseries and garden centers
  • Reciprocal benefits at more than 100 participating American Horticultural Society member gardens and arboreta nationwide
  • Access to the Garden's Plant Information Hotline and Circulating Library
  • Access to international authorities in horticulture, plant research and conservation, and home gardening
  • Acknowledgment in the Annual Report

Sponsor – $2,500–$4,999 ($200 non-deductible)

All the benefits of Patron, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium,or Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory with a staff guide
  • 2 complimentary Garden Passes to share

Benefactor – $5,000–$9,999 ($250 non-deductible)

All the benefits of Sponsor, plus:

  • Lunch and exclusive tour of The Orchid Show with the Garden's President and curators
  • Explore the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections with a curator of horticulture

Fellow – $10,000–$14,999 ($350 non-deductible)

All the benefits of Benefactor, plus:

  • A private tour for Member and up to 8 guest with a curator to explore the Garden's horticulture, science, or library facilities
  • Complimentary copies of NYBG exhibition catalogue

Curator's Circle – $15,000–$24,999 ($400 non-deductible)

All the benefits of Fellow, plus:

  • Complimentary select NYBG Adult Education class
  • A recent NYBG Press publication

President's Circle – $25,000–$49,999 ($500 non-deductible)

All the benefits of Curator's Circle, plus:

  • Invitation to dinner with the President and Board of the Garden following NYBG's Annual Meeting
  • A plant chosen for Member by our horticulture specialists

Leadership Circle – $50,000 and above

All the benefits of President Circle, plus:

  • Opportunity to sponsor an exhibition in the Haupt Conservatory or select program

Young Garden Circle (YGC)

Young Garden Circle Individual – $500
Art and garden enthusiasts, ages 21-40, who come together throughout the year for private viewings of exhibitions, educational programs, and social occasions.

Membership Benefits:
  • One complimentary ticket to each of the YGC Private Evenings
  • Invitation to purchase discounted tickets to the Winter Wonderland Ball, the Garden’s annual holiday gala event in the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
  • Special behind-the-scenes tours with curators and environmental scientists
  • Dedicated phone line to assist with tickets, parking, and events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Invitations to private evening receptions and the annual Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture
  • Morning access to each exhibition during Muffins and Mimosas event
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Free admission for 6 adults and 6 children
  • Discounts on Adult Education courses
  • 10% discount at Shop at the Garden
  • Access to the Garden’s Plant Information Hotline and Circulating Library
  • Acknowledgment in the Annual Report

Young Garden Circle Dual – $750
All the benefits of YGC Membership for two.

Community Grounds

Individual (100% tax deductible)

Dual/Family ( 2 Adults and up to 2 Children) $65 (100% tax deductible)

  • Year round admission to the Garden grounds
  • Access to an array of outdoor Specialty gardens and collections including the Azalea Garden, the Rose Garden, the Family Garden, the Native Plan Garden, and the Family Forest.

Must be purchased in person at any Ticket Booth.