Benefits of Membership

February is Member Appreciation Month!

In gratitude for your ongoing support, we are dedicating the entire month of February to show that we appreciate you!

Enjoy these special benefits this month:

  1. All Garden Membership levels can bring one additional free guest with every visit. No reservations required.
  2. Free admission to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). For free entry show your active Garden membership card. Check their website to see what’s currently on view.
  3. Member Morning on February 18, 9:00–10:30 am: Free, registration required
    Join us for light refreshments in the Julia Morgan Hall, meet the Garden Director, and explore the Garden either on your own, or with a behind-the scenes docent led tour.Learn more and read our recent email announcement here!

Thank you for helping the Garden grow and thrive!


Your gift of membership preserves and maintains the Garden’s priceless collection.

Benefits common to all membership levels:

  • Free daily admission, no reservation required
  • Members’ Only Hour, Wednesday–Monday, 9:00-10:00 am (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Exclusive members-only events and tours, including behind-the-scenes tours of the Garden’s vast collections with UCBG horticulturists and experts
  • Reciprocal privileges at over 300 gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout North America and the Cayman Islands
  • 10% discounts at the The Garden Shop, Plant Deck, and select local nurseries
  • Discounts on classes, workshops, and concerts
  • Exclusive mailings of the annual Garden Newsletter
  • Discounted subscription rate to Bay Nature magazine (Note: Discount codes will be sent with your membership receipt.)

Visit the Join/Renew section to see the additional unique benefits associated with each membership level.

Reciprocal Admissions Program: Garden members have access to more than 345 botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout North America offering special admission privileges and many other benefits through the American Horticultural Society program. Present your membership card for free admission at gardens such as the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona or the New York Botanical Garden. Closer to home, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, and the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek offer UCBG members free admission. Click here for details and more.

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