Membership

Members experience more of what makes NYBG so exceptional. There’s something new to discover every season, and as a Member, you can visit again and again. When you join, you receive free admission—plus exclusive Member benefits. Your Membership also supports NYBG’s initiatives in science, education, and horticulture.

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Holiday Train Show®

This Year Open Only to Members and Patrons

With tickets and capacity very limited due to enhanced safety measures that include social distancing, the only way to see this captivating display is as a Member or Patron. Members get free admission, access to the Holiday Train Show, and special discounts.

Core Membership Benefits:

  • Year-round admission to the Garden grounds and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory*
  • Entrance into the Holiday Train Show® and The Orchid Show
  • Flexible passes valid for either free parking or guest admission—it’s your choice
  • Half-price parking year-round
  • Unlimited tours on Garden Tram
  • 10% discount at NYBG Shop
  • Discounts on premium events, concerts, lectures, and films
  • Members-Only exhibition previews, events, and trips
  • Member Days throughout the year with extra discounts
  • Discounts on education programs for adults and children
  • Exclusive monthly e-newsletters and other Members-Only communications
  • Reciprocal benefits at participating gardens and arboreta
  • Discounts at area nurseries and garden centers.
  • Access to plant information specialists available via phone and web
  • Borrowing privileges with the LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  • 100% Tax Deductible

*Some special events may be excluded.

Passes arrive in the mail in 2–3 weeks after purchase. Guest passes are not valid during the Holiday Train Show or select premium events.

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Membership Office: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Call 718.817.8703 or e-mail membership@nybg.org

Learn how to access your Member Online Account.

For additional Membership information, please visit Membership FAQs.