Become a Member

2014 membership brochureGarden 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, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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 free tram rides and special discounts in the Garden Gate Shop and Sassafras café.

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, and Little Shop Around the Corner. Family-level members and above receive a 20% discount.

Reciprocal Membership Privileges
Receive free or reduced admission to over 270 selected botanical gardens and arboreta across the U.S. and Canada. 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. 18 Bonus Bloom Passes good for tram rides.

All of the above, plus a total of 24 Bonus Bloom Passes.

President's Associate—$600
All of the above, plus an invitation to the annual President's Associates Evening and a total of 30 Bonus Bloom Passes.

President's Circle—$1,000
All of the above, plus a total of 36 Bonus Bloom Passes.

Henry Shaw Associate—$1,500-$2,499
All of the above, plus an invitation to the annual Henry Shaw Dinner and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Garden. Members at the Henry Shaw Associate-level and above only need to show their membership cards to acquire tram tickets.

Garden Fellow—$2,500-$4,999
All of the above, plus providing support and leadership for the Garden's future.

Garden Ambassador—$5,000-$9,999
All of the above, plus providing support and leadership for the Garden's future.

The Peter H. Raven Society—$10,000 and up
Named in honor of the Garden's president emeritus, this society recognizes those individuals who make annual membership gifts of $10,000 or more. Raven Society members receive all of the membership benefits mentioned above, plus an invitation to the annual Raven Society dinner.

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