Support the Garden with Your Membership

Join or Renew Today

Member Coffees are back in July and August!

Individual Membership

$50 per year


Dual/ Family Membership

$80 per year


Individual Plus Membership

$100 per year


Dual/Family Plus Membership

$130 per year


Garden, Arts & Culture Membership

$150 per year


Landscape Professional Membership

$150 per year - subject to application approval


Member Benefits

All Memberships include the following benefits:

Free Garden admission

for cardholder(s) during regular hours (Accompanying children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge).

Free reciprocal admission

to over 345 participating AHS botanical gardens throughout North America, including UC Berekely Botanical, Gardens of Golden Gate Park, and San Diego Botanical Garden.

20% off in our retail Nursery

plants and most nursery merchandise items every time you shop in our retail Nursery.

Member 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 Magazine

NEW Discounted Digital Membership to Fine Gardening

Our Members can get a digital membership to Fine Gardening for $14.95/yr (normally $39.95).


  • Full access to Fine Gardening website
  • Subscription to digital magazine
  • Educational resources
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Additional discounts on printed magazine and online courses

Become a Member

Members get free Garden admission, Nursery discounts, and more!

Join Today

Ready to Renew?

Is your membership expired or soon to expire? Renew online today!

Renew Today

Purchasing your Membership through us provides you with access to participating AHS gardens throughout North America –  meaning your Ruth Bancroft Garden Membership functions as a passport to a world of public gardens! You’ll also receive exclusive RBG perks such as Nursery discounts every time you shop, discounts on classes and workshops, and more. Our Members allow us to uphold our mission of education, preservation and climate-resilience.

Looking for other ways to support the Garden?


Make a recurring donation to help us sustain the Garden!

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The Ruth Bancroft Garden also accepts car donations! For more information, click here.


“I am embarrassed that I have lived in the East Bay for nearly 20 years and just recently visited this amazing jewel for the first time. This garden is just amazing. I took some out of state visitors who were just as impressed and awed by this incredible garden. The folks working are knowledgeable and so friendly. This garden is a place to visit not once but multiple times throughout the year to appreciate the ever changing landscape – especially when it comes to blooms. I encourage everyone to visit and become a member. There is a nursery on site with an abundance of choices of plants – succulents, natives and more. I would rate the Ruth Bancroft Garden as one of the top places to visit in the Bay Area. I will be returning by myself to enjoy the serenity and beauty as well as taking my out of town visitors.”

– Roger H.