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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Become a Member

Membership dues comprise a major part of our operating budget. The generous support of our members helps us to...

  • Keep the Gardens Growing:  Fund new gardens, maintain existing ones, and promote conservation efforts.
  • Educate Children and Adults:  Education programs, tours, interpretive signs, workshops, and lectures help enhance a greater awareness and knowledge of plants and nature.
  • Information Resource:  A place for home and professional gardeners to ask questions, share new ideas, and learn new techniques.
  • Preserve Rare Plants and Endangered Habitats:  Restoring the salmon and steelhead runs in Fern Canyon Creek is now a reachable goal as the Gardens takes a leading role in conversation efforts in our region.

In return, your membership gives you free admission to the Gardens for individuals or households (depending on membership level), discounted admission for guests of members, a 10% discount in The Garden Store and Nursery, newsletters and other mailings, invitations to special member events, special offers from Garden Design magazine, and reciprocal free admission and/or additional benefits at at more than 300 other public gardens through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program throughout North America and the Cayman Islands (find participating gardens).


MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND BENEFITS

Business Membership: ($125 – $1,000) Click Here for more information on the benefits of becoming a business member of the Gardens!

Individual: Fifty-five ($55) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below and free admission to the Gardens for one individual.

Senior Individual: Forty ($40) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below and free admission to the Gardens for one individual. (Ages 65+)

Household: Eighty-five ($85) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below and free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen.

Senior Household: Seventy ($70) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below and free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen. (Ages 65+)

Sponsor: One hundred twenty-five ($125) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below, free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen, plus four free guest passes.

Supporter: Three hundred ($300) dollars per yearbeginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below, free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen, four free guest passes, plus two free passes to “Art in the Gardens”, an annual special event held the first Saturday in August. 

Patron: Five hundred ($500) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below, free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen, four free guest passes, two free passes to “Art in the Gardens”, plus an “Art in the Gardens” shirt, a free Household Gift Membership, and lunch with the Executive Director.

Benefactor: One thousand ($1,000) dollars per year, beginning upon acceptance of payment. Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below, free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen, four free guest passes, two free passes to “Art in the Gardens”, an “Art in the Gardens” shirt, a free Household Gift Membership, plus dinner with the Executive Director, and the satisfaction of being a major supporter of the Gardens!

All membership categories receive the following:

  • Free admission to the Gardens, year-round (special events require additional admission)
  • Free, or reduced admission and other discounts at more than 300 other gardens nationwide through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Garden Program  (find participating gardens)
  • Guests/clients of members qualify for the current Member Guest admission rate of $10 per visit per guest when accompanied by the member at the time of ticket purchase
  • Discounts in The Garden Store and the Nursery
  • "Members-only" sandwich and ice cream loyalty cards for Rhody's Garden Café
  • Discount on workshops and classes
  • Free access to seasonal guided walking tours including Rhododendron, MCBG Collections, Birding, and Mushroom Walks
  • Newsletters and other mailings
  • Advance notification of events plus invitations to special "member-only" events like our Members-Only Plant Sales (discounts on all plants, complimentary wine, beer, and bites)!

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Print and fill out our Membership Form (printable PDF)

Purchase a membership online

Earn a membership by volunteering!


Special offer for MCBG Members! Subscribe to Garden Design magazine and you'll receive your first issue free, PLUS Garden Design will donate $12 to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

  • Use this special link to order: https://www.gardendesign.com/mcbg
  • Prefer to talk to a real person? Call 855-624-5110 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm PST (make sure to mention this offer!)

About the magazine: 
There are no ads in Garden Design. Yes, you read that right—no ads.  Just 148 pages of beautiful gardens and plants delivered to you each season. These are more like books. Many of the stories unfold over 8 to 20 pages. So you get the behind-the-scenes look at topics you care about most—designing with plants, landscape design, container gardens, kitchen gardens, houseplants, and more.

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