Join the Friends

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum is a community support group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Arboretum. The 1500+ members of the Friends include more than 200 active volunteers. You can help support the gardens and education programs of the Arboretum by becoming a member.

Spring 2014 Membership Drive

The Spring 2014 membership drive for the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum was a great success. Thank you to the 736 individuals and families who joined or renewed their annual membership between March 1 and May 17, 2014. During the drive, 226 new members joined the Friends – welcome new members! Also, congratulations to the three winners of the membership drive prize drawing: Michelle Baer of Rancho Cordova, Sheila Beauchamp of Stockton and Susan McDavid of Placerville. Each winner has received a $75 gift certificate good at a future Arboretum plant sale.

Benefits of membership

Individual $40, Student $15
• Members-only plant sales
• 10% discount at plant sales and on Arboretum merchandise
• 10% discount or special offers at our retail garden center partners:
- Davis Ace Hardware in Davis
- Silverado Building Materials & Nursery in Sacramento
- Lemuria Nursery in Dixon
- Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis
- Three Palms Nursery in Davis
- Boxwood Nursery & Gifts, Inc. in Woodland
• Special gift at spring Member Plant Sale
• Free admission and discounts at over 280 botanical gardens
• Discounts on workshops and classes
• Quarterly Arboretum Review
• Monthly e-newsletter, The Leaflet
• Use of Arboretum reference library
• 12 days of complimentary on-campus parking (not available to UC Davis staff, students or faculty)

Family $60
All of the above, plus:
• NEW! 20% off gift memberships
• Second membership card (if requested)

Manzanita Circle $100
All of the above, plus:
• NEW! Invitations to additional special plant sale events
• Invitations to exclusive receptions for new Arboretum developments

Valley Oak Circle $250
All of the above, plus:
• NEW! Reserve an expert personal shopper to assist you at one of our member or public plant sales

Sequoia Circle $500
All of the above, plus:
• A two-hour private garden consultation with Arboretum horticultural staff

Membership form