Patron Benefits



  • Spectacular exhibitions, exclusive exhibition grand openings, and invitation-only lectures await you. Preview the Holiday Train Show in the stunning Enid A. Haupt Conservatory; tour The Orchid Show with Garden staff and discover our world-class scientists' cutting-edge research at Briefings from the Field, and learn from internationally renowned horticulturists at the annual Patrons Lecture.
  • Receive invitations to the Garden’s special events, including the Conservatory Ball, Orchid Dinner, and Rose Garden Dinner Dance.
  • Explore the 250-acre Garden by golf car with a staff guide.

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In addition to the above:

  • Tour the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, or Pfizer Plant Research Laboratory with a staff guide.
  • Receive two complimentary Garden Passes to share.

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In addition to the above:

  • Visit magnificent private gardens. Past tours have included a designer’s lakeside retreat in Connecticut, a connoisseur’s arboretum in Alpine, New Jersey, and a sustainable farm in New York.
  • Lunch and an exclusive tour of The Orchid Show with the Garden’s President and curators.

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In addition to the above:

  • Explore the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections with a curator of horticulture.
  • A private tour for you and 8 guests with a curator to explore the Garden’s horticulture, science, or library facilities.
  • A complimentary exhibition catalog.

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President's Circle

$15,000 and above

In the tradition of the Garden’s founders, the President’s Circle is a special group of philanthropic leaders dedicated to the Garden’s mission and committed to perpetuating its great legacy. President’s Circle Members enjoy the benefits of Garden Patron Membership, with unsurpassed access to our curators and educators. Become a Garden Patron today

Garden Patrons also enjoy all of these privileges:

  • Dedicated phone line to assist with tickets, parking, and events.
  • Complimentary reserved parking (prior notice is required).
  • Free admission for 6 adults and 6 children.
  • Reduced or complimentary admission to over 200 American Horticultural Society member gardens and arboreta, plus discounts at participating nurseries and garden centers.
  • Discounts for the Landscape Design Portfolio Lecture Series in Manhattan and the Winter Lecture Series at the Garden.
  • Discounts on Adult Education courses and at Shop in the Garden.
  • Access to the Garden’s Plant Information Hotline and Circulating Library.
  • Acknowledgement in the Annual Report.

All benefits and privileges are extended for a full calendar year from the date that a gift is received, and are subject to change. For more information, please contact us at 718.817.8553 or