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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.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Print and fill out our Membership Form (printable PDF)

Purchase a membership online

Earn a membership by volunteering!


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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 330 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)!
  • Access to a special offer from Garden Design magazine

All Business Membership categories receive the following: 

As a business member, you will enjoy both the natural beauty and professional benefits of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Business members receive the membership benefits listed above plus the additional benefits listed below.

  • Guests/clients of members qualify for the current Member Guest admission rate of $10 per visit per guest when accompanied by the member at time of ticket purchase
  • A featured page on the Gardens' website which boasts approximately 94,000 users and 260,000 views annually. The featured page in our Travelers Resources guide may include company logo, bio, specials, videos, and pictures!

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Individual — $55 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above and free admission to the Gardens for one individual.

Senior Individual — $40 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above and free admission to the Gardens for one individual (ages 65+).

Household — $85 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed below and free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household (ages 65+) and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen.

Senior Household — $70 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above and free admission to the Gardens for two adults in the same household (ages 65+) and their children/grandchildren under the age of eighteen.

Sponsor — $125 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above, 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 — $300 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above, 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 tickets to Art in the Gardens

Patron — $500 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above, 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 tickets to Art in the Gardens, plus an Art in the Gardens shirt, a free Household Gift Membership, and lunch with the Executive Director.

Benefactor — $1,000 per year: Entitled to all Gardens Member benefits listed above, 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 tickets 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!

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

Business Member — $125 per year: Entitled to all Business Member benefits listed above, free admission to the Gardens for up to two designated company representatives (special events require additional admission), and four general admissions tickets to the Gardens.

Business Sponsor — $200 per year: Entitled to all Business Member benefits listed above, free admission to the Gardens for up to two designated company representatives (special events require additional admission), and four general admissions tickets to the Gardens, and access to an unlimited amount of discounted guest passes to MCBG – current rates: $10 per general admission pass; $6 per junior pass (ages 6 - 14).

Business Contributor — $500 per year: Entitled to all Business Member benefits listed above, free admission to the Gardens for up to two designated company representatives (special events require additional admission), and four general admissions tickets to the Gardens, and access to an unlimited amount of discounted guest passes to MCBG, two gift Household Memberships, and recognition in the MCBG E-Newsletter with more than 6,000 subscribers!

Business Patron — $1,000 per year: Entitled to all Business Member benefits listed above, free admission to the Gardens for up to two designated company representatives (special events require additional admission), and four general admissions tickets to the Gardens, and access to an unlimited amount of discounted guest passes to MCBG, two gift Household Memberships, and recognition in the MCBG E-Newsletter, and access to Gardens’ grounds for a company special event


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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