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Membership MaterialsGarden Membership Benefits

Free Admission
Includes the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Good for two adults and all children age 12* and under for one year. Members also receive discounts on admission to Garden special events.

*Membership admission benefits do not apply to groups of any kind.

Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden
Open April–October
Members receive free admission to the Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden all day on Tuesdays, April–October. Admission is $3 per child for member children all other days of the week and $5 for nonmember children. Children of Family-level members and above receive free admission every day.

Bonus Bloom Passes
Receive 6 passes at the Garden membership level, good for admission to the Children's Garden and/or tram rides. Garden Plus members (and above) receive additional Bonus Bloom passes. 

Bulletin Member Magazine
Receive a subscription to the Bulletin, published four times per year. Each issue includes a schedule of activities and events at the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and the Butterfly House as well as gardening advice, horticultural tips, recipes and more.

Members-only Admission
Enjoy free, members-only admission to the Garden on Tuesday nights in June and July.

Enjoy special members-only previews, sales and events throughout the year, including the annual Holiday Flower and Train Show, Orchid Show and Desert Show.

Members Days
Special events or activities for members only. Members Days also include special discounts in the Garden Gate Shop.

Annual Sales
The Garden Gate Shop and the Butterfly House Gift Shop offer annual spring, fall and holiday sales with 20% discounts for members only.

Receive 10% off all purchases in the Garden Gate Shop, Butterfly House Gift Shop, Shaw Nature Reserve bookstore and Little Shop Around the Corner. Family-level members and above receive a 20% discount.

Reciprocal Membership Privileges
The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or other benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. Click here for information about participating botanical garden locations.

Discounted Subscription
Enjoy a discount offer for St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.

Free Gift
New and renewing members receive a thank-you gift at the Membership Services Desk, while quantities last.

Membership Levels

Includes all of the above benefits.

Garden Senior—$60 (age 65 and over)
Seniors age 65 and over receive a $5 discount.

Garden Plus—$95
All of the above plus free admission for four adults and children 12 and under everyday. Also includes 12 Bonus Bloom passes.

All of the above, plus free admission for ten guests with each visit, including Japanese Festival and Best of Missouri Market. Free admission to the Children's Garden every day April–October. Complimentary tram rides for up to 10 guests, based on availability.

Donors at the Sponsoring level and in the Garden’s Giving Societies receive all the benefits of the Family membership. Donors at these levels also receive invitations to special receptions, premieres, and additional behind-the-scenes experiences.


President's Giving Society

Includes invitation to annual President's Society Reception

President's Associate—$600

President's Circle—$1,000

Henry Shaw Giving Society

Includes invitation to the annual Henry Shaw Dinner

Henry Shaw Associate—$1,500-$2,499

Garden Fellow—$2,500-$4,999

Garden Ambassador—$5,000-$9,999

Peter H. Raven Giving Society

Includes invitation to the annual Raven Society Dinner

The Peter H. Raven Society—$10,000 and above

Matching Gift Program
Many companies will match their employees contributions. Your membership level can be upgraded with a matching gift. See the list of matching gift companies.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a 501(c)3 charity in good standing. Contributions to the Garden are fully tax-deductible. If you have questions regarding the Garden's membership program, please call (314) 577-5118 or email

Members' Events

There is always something going on at the Garden! Whether you're looking for fun family activities or a night out, we have you covered. Plus, members receive special pricing to Garden events.

Learn more about events

Take a Class

Did you know the Garden offers classes on a variety of topics? Learn more about subjects like photography, cooking, green living and of course, home gardening! Members always receive discounted pricing for classes.

Learn more about our classes, tours and workshops

Help for the Home Gardener

The Garden is here to help if you have a specific home gardening question or if you are just looking for ideas to enhance your landscape. We offer seasonal gardening tips, keep a weekly blog about garden insights and much more.

Learn more about Gardening Help