Become a Member

Membership at the Ruth Bancroft Garden honors Ruth’s vision, creativity, and determination, and allows us to share her Garden with future generations. It’s also full of perks and fun ways to connect with others who share a love of sustainable gardening.

All levels include the following Member Benefits:

  • Free admission for cardholder(s) during regular hours (Accompanying children up to age 12 are admitted free of charge)
  • Reciprocal admission to over 300 participating AHS botanical gardens throughout North America
  • Discounts on workshops, garden events, and access to member-only parties and programs
  • 10% off plants and most merchandise items every day, and 20% off at plant sales
  • 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 Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes & Gardens; discounted subscription rate to Pacific Horticulture

Annual Membership

Individual Membership ($40 per year)

  • Member Benefits for one cardholder
  • Two one-time use guest passes ($20 value)

Dual membership ($70 per year)

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 value)

Friends Membership ($100 per year)

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 value)
  • Plus: $30 Event certificate

Aloe Garden Sponsor ($250 per year)

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 value)
  • Plus: Event certificate for $150

Agave Garden Sponsor ($500 per year)

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 value)
  • Plus: Event certificate for $300 & private tour of the Garden for four with RBG staff

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

Lifetime Membership

Show your enduring support of the Garden and our mission by becoming a Lifetime Member. Your membership will never expire!

Individual Lifetime Member ($2,500)

  • Member Benefits for one cardholder for life
  • Two one-time use guest passes each year

Dual Lifetime Member ($5,000)

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders for life
  • Four one-time use guest passes each year

Purchase Lifetime Membership

Banner photo by Saxon Holt