Become a Member

As a Garden member, you can be a part of preserving the Garden’s priceless plant collection, including 2,203 rare or endangered plants. Member support maintains the Garden as a place of inspiration and exploration dedicated to promoting both scholarly research and public appreciation of plants and the natural world.

Please note that your digital membership card will arrive by email within 3 days. If you would like to visit the Garden before then, please check-in at the kiosk entrance when you arrive. Your membership status will be available and allow you immediate entry.

  • If you do not have an email address or prefer to receive a paper card, please contact the Membership office at 510-643-1924 to arrange for a paper membership card to be issued.

To purchase a Gift Membership, select the level below and click “Join/Renew.” On the purchase page, check the box next to “This Membership is a Gift.” The system will prompt you to fill in your gift recipient’s information, and we will email the Membership information, including a Welcome email, directly to the recipient. 

If you have any questions about your membership transaction please email gardenmembership@berkeley.edu. All Garden membership sales are final. All sales, including gift memberships, are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Individual – $65 one year / $117 two year

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for one adult during regular Garden hours
  • Two free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

Join / Renew

Individual Senior Rate – $60

Seniors ages 65 and over qualify for a discount on the Individual level only.

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for one adult during regular Garden hours
  • Two free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

Join / Renew

Family – $85 one year / $153 two year

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for two adults (two cardholders) and up to four children under age 18 during regular Garden hours
  • Four (total) free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

Join / Renew

Family Plus – $150 one year / $270 two year – Our Best Value!

Our Best Value! Visit over 1000 museums and gardens for free!

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Sponsor – $250

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page, plus NARM and ROAM reciprocal privileges (see Family Plus)
  • Unlimited free admission for four adults (two cardholders + two guests) and up to four children under age 18 during regular Garden hours
  • Four (total) free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

Join / Renew

Patron – $500

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page, plus NARM and ROAM reciprocal privileges (see Family Plus)
  • Unlimited free admission for four adults (two cardholders + two guests) and up to four children under age 18 during regular Garden hours
  • Four (total) free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • Invitation for two to the annual Director’s Reception
  • 100% tax deductible

Join / Renew

Director’s Circle – $1,000

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page, plus NARM and ROAM reciprocal privileges (see Family Plus)
  • Unlimited free admission for four adults (two cardholders + two guests) and up to four children under age 18 during regular Garden hours
  • Four (total) free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • Invitation for two to the annual Director’s Reception
  • Providing support and leadership for the Garden’s future
  • Four free one-time passes for concerts in the Redwood Grove
  • Private docent-led tour of the Garden for up to ten guests
  • $900 tax deductible

Join / Renew

Cal Affiliates

Current UCB Student – $15

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for one adult during regular Garden hours
  • Two free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

    Only current UC Berkeley Students are eligible for this rate. NOTE: Before you receive your membership packet the Garden will verify your affiliation status.

Join / Renew

UCB Individual – $50 one year / $95 two year

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for one adult during regular Garden hours
  • Two free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

    UC Berkeley Affiliates are eligible for these lower rates: If you are a current UCB or LBNL staff, faculty or student, UCBG Volunteer, Cal Alumni Association member, UC Retirement Center member, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute member you qualify for these rates. NOTE: Before you receive your membership packet the Garden will verify your affiliation status.

Join / Renew

UCB Family – $70 one year / $135 two year

  • All of the Benefits as specified on the Benefits Page.
  • Unlimited free admission for two adults (two cardholders) and up to four children under age 18 during regular Garden hours
  • Four (total) free one-time guest passes (for general admission only)
  • 100% tax deductible

    UC Berkeley Affiliates are eligible for these lower rates: If you are a current UCB or LBNL staff, faculty or student, UCBG Volunteer, Cal Alumni Association member, UC Retirement Center member, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute member you qualify for these rates. NOTE: Before you receive your membership packet the Garden will verify your affiliation status.

Join / Renew