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Giving Societies
Enjoy a Closer Relationship

Members of the Giving Societies are passionate, philanthropic supporters of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Through annual leadership gifts, members make an important investment in the Garden’s work to address the critical challenges facing the world today.

Through the Giving Societies, donors enjoy exclusive opportunities to witness the Garden's mission firsthand. They have access to the world’s leading horticulturists and plant scientists. They go behind the scenes in our greenhouses and labs. They are also invited to exclusive receptions and special premieres of the events and activities that make the Garden a world-class cultural icon in our community.

Please join or renew your support in a Giving Society today.

Giving Society Benefits

All Giving Society members enjoy:

  • Benefits of general Garden membership, including:
    • Free admission to the Garden, Butterfly House, and Shaw Nature Reserve*
    • Complimentary tram tours and entry to the Children’s Garden every day, April–October
    • 20% discount at all shopping venues
    • Discounts on classes and special events
    • Reciprocal privileges at more than 300 North American gardens
    • A subscription to the Bulletin
  • Free admission to signature festivals, including the Japanese Festival and Best of Missouri Market*
  • Complimentary passes to Garden Glow and special exhibits—no timed tickets required!*
  • A private donor concierge line to help plan your visits
  • Cuttings, a quarterly newsletter from Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, Garden President
  • Invitation to Science:30 lectures with leading plant scientists 

*Complimentary pass and free admission quantities vary by level.

President's Society

$500–$999 PRESIDENT’S CONTRIBUTOR

All general Giving Society benefits, plus:

  • Admission privileges for a total of eight adults and any children 12 and younger
  • Eight complimentary passes to Garden Glow, festivals, and selected exhibits 
  • Invitation for two to Garden Glow and Orchid Show Donor Previews
  • Invitation for two to annual President’s Society Reception
  • $224 is not tax deductible

Join/Renew     Give as Gift

$1,000 PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

All President’s Contributor privileges, plus:

  • Admission privileges for a total of ten adults and any children 12 and younger
  • A total of ten complimentary passes to Garden Glow, festivals, and selected exhibits
  • One complimentary Garden-level gift membership to give to a friend
  • A complimentary Missouri Botanical Garden wall calendar (mailed in the fall)
  • $290 is not tax deductible

Join/Renew     Give as Gift

Henry Shaw Society

$1,500–$2,499 HENRY SHAW ASSOCIATE

  • Invitation to the annual Henry Shaw Society Dinner
  • Unlimited free general admission for you and guests
  • Unlimited free admission for you and guests to all signature festivals
  • Complimentary passes to Garden Glow and special exhibits
  • Invitation for two to exclusive Garden Glow and Orchid Show Premieres
  • Opportunities to personalize Garden visits, including private surrey tours
  • Advance notice and priority registration for travel opportunities with Garden leadership
  • $390 is not tax deductible

Join/Renew

$2,500–$4,999 HENRY SHAW FELLOW

All Henry Shaw Associate privileges, plus:

  • Personal tour by senior staff of greenhouses, flower shows, Plant Lab, herbarium, museum, or other behind-the-scenes locations (by appointment, advance notice requested)
  • $390 is not tax deductible

Join/Renew

$5,000–$9,999 HENRY SHAW AMBASSADOR

All Henry Shaw Fellow benefits, plus:

  • Signature plant selected by Garden horticulturists and delivered to your home each spring
  • $405 is not tax deductible

​Join/Renew

Raven Society

$10,000–$14,999 RAVEN SOCIETY PATRON

All Henry Shaw Ambassador benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to annual Dr. Peter H. Raven Dinner with the President
  • Invitation to exclusive events at the President’s residence
  • Ability to host a private event at the Garden with a 50% rental fee discount once per year (catering costs apply)
  • $505 is not tax deductible 

Join/Renew

$15,000–$24,999 RAVEN SOCIETY SPONSOR

  • In-home horticulture consultation with Garden staff (subject to availability)
  • Personalized Garden Glow or special exhibit experience for you and your family (by appointment, subject to availability)
  • $505 is not tax deductible 

Join/Renew

Chairmen's Circle

Annual leadership gifts of $25,000 or more

Members of the Chairmen’s Circle provide crucial operating support to the Garden at the highest leadership level. Members of this esteemed group enjoy a highly personized Garden experience, with unparalleled access to the Garden, its leadership, and the world’s leading horticulturists and plant scientists.

Contact the Giving Societies Staff Team

For additional information about the Garden Giving Societies, contact (314) 577-5173 or donors@mobot.org.