Join the YGC today and get complimentary tickets to NYBG events, unlimited free admission to the Garden, and so much more. The Young Garden Circle is a group of art and garden enthusiasts, ages 21–40, who come together throughout the year for private viewings of exhibitions, educational programs, and social occasions.

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Upcoming Events

Upgrade Your Orchid Evening Experience with the Young Garden Circle Lounge

April 1 & 8

$100 per person | Get Tickets | Become a YGC Member
Experience Orchid Evenings like a VIP with your own private entrance to the Conservatory featuring skip-the-line access. Also enjoy an open bar featuring beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail, a live DJ, and light bites in an exclusive space in the Conservatory's stunning Aquatic House. The Young Garden Circle Lounge is brought to you by the Young Garden Circle Patrons Program, a community of art and garden enthusiasts ages 21–40. Join today and gain complimentary admission to the Young Garden Circle Lounge during all four evenings, in addition to events hosted throughout the year and special member benefits. Learn more about the Young Garden Circle.

Benefits

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 events
  • Complimentary reserved parking
  • Free admission for 6 adults and 6 children
  • Discounts on Adult Education courses
  • 10% discount at NYBG Shop
  • 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.

Antique Garden Furniture Fair Preview Party and Collectors' Plant Sale

April 28; 5:30 p.m.
Join the benefit that attracts over 600 guests to enjoy cocktails and preview the oldest and most beautiful collections of antique garden furniture and architectural artifacts in the country. The evening includes a Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind items and experiences, and a Collectors' Plant Sale that features rare and exotic plants. Special ticket required.

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