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Become a Member

 

Memberships help support our Garden and allow us to uphold our missions of education and preservation. We appreciate the valuable support our Members provide and are eager to continue to share Ruth’s Garden with our growing community!

 

Purchase/Gift/Renew a Membership

Member Benefits

All Garden Memberships include the following benefits:

 

  • Free admission for cardholder(s) during regular hours (Accompanying children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge).
  • Free reciprocal admission to over 300 participating AHS botanical gardens throughout North America, including UC Berkely Botanical, Gardens of Golden Gate Park, and San Diego Botanical Garden.
  • 20% off plants and most nursery merchandise items every day.
  • Discounts on workshops, garden events and programs.
  • 10% discount at select local nurseries including: Annie’s Annuals & Perennials in Richmond, The Dry Garden Nursery in Oakland, and East Bay Nursery in Berkeley.
  • Free subscription to Better Homes & Gardens.
  • Exclusive Members only events

Annual Memberships

 

New and renewing members will receive their membership packets by mail in 7-10 days.  All members are asked to present their membership card and a picture ID when checking in at the entry kiosk. If you have any questions, please email membership@ruthbancroftgarden.org .

Select the Auto-Renew option at check-out and you’ll never have to worry about your membership expiring!

 

Purchase/Renew/Gift an Annual Membership

 

Individual Membership | $50 per year

  • Member Benefits for one cardholder
  • Two one-time use guest passes ($24 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.
  • Up to two children (17 and under) FREE

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NEW Individual Plus Membership | $100 per year

  • Member Benefits for one cardholder
  • Benefits for one “friend of” card
  • Two one-time use guest passes ($24 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.
  • Up to two children (17 and under) FREE

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Dual/ Family Membership | $80 per year

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($48 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.
  • Up to four children (17 and under) FREE

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NEW Dual/Family Plus Membership | $130 per year

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Six one-time use guest passes ($72 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.
  • Up to four children (17 and under) FREE

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Garden, Arts & Culture Membership | $150 per year

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($48 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.
  • Free reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums, historic sites and cultural institutions in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program

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Landscape Professional Membership (1-3 Cardholders) | $150 per year

This Membership is by application only. Application to become a Landscape Professional Member is free. All applications will be reviewed by staff. You will receive an email in 1-2 weeks to confirm your membership status and a link to purchase.

  • 6 single-use Guest Passes ($72 value)
  • 30% Nursery Discount
  • Free Admission to the Garden
  • Free Magazine Subscription
  • AHS Reciprocal Admission
  • NARM Program Reciprocal Admission

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Landscape Professional Membership (4-6 Cardholders) | $300 per year

This Membership is by application only. Application to become a Landscape Professional Member is free. All applications will be reviewed by staff. You will receive an email in 1-2 weeks to confirm your membership status and a link to purchase.

  • 2 reusable Guest Passes (must be accompanied by a Member card holder) ($24 value)
  • 30% Nursery Discount
  • Free Admission to the Garden
  • Free Magazine Subscription
  • AHS Reciprocal Admission
  • NARM Program Reciprocal Admission

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Aloe Membership | $250 per year

  • Garden, Arts, & Culture Member benefits
  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Sculpture Show Opening Night in June

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Agave Membership | $500 per year

  • Garden, Arts, & Culture Member benefits
  • Four (4) tickets to the Sculpture Show Opening Night in June

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Ruth's Manzanita Membership | $1,000 per year

  • Agave Member benefits
  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Dinner & Auction Gala

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Monthly Memberships

NEW Sustaining Membership | $30 per month

This membership allows Garden Members a new way to support the Garden – on a monthly basis! It is perfect for those who are invested in the well-being of Ruth’s Garden and want a behind the scenes look at the happenings inside the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery.

  • Aloe Membership benefits
  • Access to Ruth’s Heritage Garden Club – access to exclusive quarterly talks and workshops

 

Lifetime Memberships

Individual Lifetime Membership | $2,500 total

Individual Membership benefits for one named individual, automatically renewing annually at no additional cost

  • 2 single-use guest passes ($24 value)

Dual/ Family Lifetime Membership | $5,000 total

Dual Membership benefits for two named individuals, automatically renewing annually at no additional cost

  • 4 single-use guest passes per year ($48 value)

February New Member Promotion

 

Receive a Nursery coupon when you join or renew your membership this month!

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