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About Our Memberships

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

In January of 2023, our Membership dues for the Individual, Dual, and Friends Memberships will be increasing by $10 each. Membership dues fund essential Garden maintenance and help us pay our staff a living wage. We appreciate the support!


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.
  • Exclusive Members only events

August New Member Promotion

 

Renew at the Kiosk

and receive a Nursery Coupon valid for 2 months AND a FREE limited edition tote!*

*only Dual Members and above qualify to receive the tote bag.

Renew Online

and receive a Nursery Coupon valid for 2 months!

Purchase/Gift/Renew a Membership


Annual 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. If you have any questions, please email membership@ruthbancroftgarden.org 

Individual Membership | $40

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

Purchase/Gift/Renew

Agave Membership | $500

  • 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

  • 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

Purchase/Gift/Renew

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 – Landscape Professional Membership

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is excited to announce our new Landscape Professional Membership. If you work as a landscape designer or contractor, then this is for you! Learn more about the tiers and benefits of this membership here.

Apply Here

You must apply to be approved for this membership. The application will be reviewed and, once approved, you will be sent a link for purchase. Your membership is effective upon date of purchase, not upon date of application submission. 


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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