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Community Grounds & IDNYC

Community Grounds Membership

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

Community Grounds Membership must be purchased in person at any Ticket Window.

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The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in the IDNYC program, in it’s third year, by providing a complimentary Community Grounds Membership to all New York City residents with valid IDNYC cards.

Eligibility & How to Join

This Membership offer is not available for current or recently lapsed (expired January 1, 2014-Present) Garden Members. Valid NYC Identification Cards are accepted and must be redeemed for a complimentary Membership no later than December 31, 2018. Complimentary Community Grounds Membership is for one year only; the complimentary Membership cannot be extended or renewed.

Present your valid IDNYC card at any ticket window, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. At the ticket window, please specify if you would like the Individual Level (1 adult) or the Family Level (two adults and up to two children) Community Grounds Membership. This complimentary Membership can only be redeemed onsite.

Recipients will be e-mailed an online receipt and permanent cards will arrive by mail in approximately 4 weeks. There is a replacement fee of $5 for lost cards.

About the IDNYC Program

  1. January 12, 2015

  2. Any New York City resident with a valid IDNYC who is not currently a Member of the Garden and who has not been a Member since January 2014, is eligible for complimentary Community Grounds Membership.

  3. The New York Botanical Garden does not process IDNYC applications. Please visit the IDNYC website for information on enrollment center locations.

  4. IDNYC cardholders can receive complimentary membership at over 30 cultural institutions in New York City. Please visit the IDNYC website for more information.

  5. Once you have received your IDNYC card, you may present it at any ticketing window at the Garden, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

About IDNYC Community Grounds Membership

  1. 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.

  2. Valid NYC Identification cards must redeem their complimentary Membership no later than December 31, 2018.

  3. 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 applying for a Membership. Membership will default to the Individual Level if not specified at the time of application.

  4. Community Grounds Membership includes year-round admission to the Garden grounds, including the Azalea Garden, Rose Garden, Family Garden, Children’s Adventure Garden, Native Plant Garden, and Forest, as well as Early Morning Admission to the grounds.

    It does not include admission to the Rock Garden, Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, or the use of Garden trams.

  5. A full list of all Membership levels and benefits can be found on our here or by calling 718.817.8703.

  6. You may not apply complimentary Membership towards a different Membership Level or towards renewal.

  7. Complimentary Membership cannot be suspended for any period of time or transferred to another party for any reason.

  8. 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.