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May New Member Promotion

Join or renew your Membership this month and receive a Nursery Coupon valid for 2 months!

Purchase/Gift/Renew a Membership

 


About Our Memberships

New and renewing members will receive their membership packets by mail in 7-10 days.  As of June 1st 2021, all members will be asked to present a their membership card and a picture ID when checking in at the entry kiosk.

 

All levels include the following Member Benefits:

  • Free admission for cardholder(s) during regular hours (Accompanying children ages 12 and under are admitted free of charge).
  • Free reciprocal admission to over 300 participating AHS botanical gardens throughout North America, including Berkeley Botanical, San Francisco Botanical and the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.
  • 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 Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes & Gardens.

Annual Memberships

Individual Membership | $40 annually

  • Member Benefits for one cardholder
  • Two one-time use guest passes ($20 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.

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Dual Membership | $70 annually

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.

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Friend's Membership | $100 annually

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
    • Above benefits for one named individual and one designated “Friend of” membership card that functions as a reusable guest pass.
  • Four (4) additional single-use guest passes.($40 value) – please note that guest passes may only be used for admission to the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Not for use at other gardens.

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Garden, Arts & Culture Membership | $150 annually

  • Member Benefits for two cardholders
  • Four one-time use guest passes ($40 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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Aloe Membership | $250 annually

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

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Agave Membership | $500 annually

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

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Ruth's Manzanita Membership | $1,000 annually

  • Garden, Arts, & Culture Member benefits
  • Four (4) tickets to the Sculpture Show Opening Night Party in June
  • Two (2) tickets to the Annual Dinner & Auction Gala in October

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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


NEW – Gift Membership Packages are here!

Give the gift of an Annual Membership! Your gift recipient will receive all the benefits associated with our Annual Memberships (see above) and you will get a $10 off Nursery coupon (for use on Nursery purchases of $20 or more).


A Gift Membership Includes:

  1. Membership Voucher – This is to be redeemed by the gift recipient at the Kiosk (within 4 months of purchase). The gift recipient will present the voucher at the Kiosk and will fill out a Membership Application and receive their Membership Card and Guest Pass(es)*.
  2. Greeting Card – This blank, botanical card can be filled out by the gift giver.
  3. RBG Pen
  4. Kraft Paper Box – The whole Gift Membership is packaged in a cute box so that you don’t have to worry about wrapping it!
  5. Current Monthly Promotional Coupon

Gift memberships purchased online will not include the packaging or coupon. You must purchase this at the Garden if you wish to receive the Gift Membership Package.


Looking for other ways to support the Garden?

The Ruth Bancroft Garden now accepts car donations. For more information, click the Donate Now button!

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