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Join the Friends of the
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is a community support group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Arboretum and Public Garden. The 1500+ members of the Friends include more than 250 active volunteers. You can help support the gardens and education programs of the Arboretum and Public Garden by becoming a member. 

Choose the membership level that is right for you by comparing our membership benefit information or learning about individual membership levels via the links below. Then you can join or renew your membership online.

JOIN or RENEW your membership ONLINE!

Please note: If you join online less than 48 hours prior to a plant sale event, please print and bring the receipt for your online membership payment. You can receive the membership benefits at plant sales even if you haven’t received your card by mail yet.

Other ways to become a member:

Compare membership benefit levels

Membership benefit comparison

We offer six different levels of membership. Compare the benefits of each below.

1. Individual  | 2. Family  |  3. Manzanita   |  4. Valley Oak  |  5. Sequoia |  6. Redbud


1 2 3 4 5 6
Invites to Members-Only Plant Sales X X X X X X
10% Discounts on Plants and Discounts at Partner Nurseries X X X X X X
Thank You Gift for Joining and Recognition in Donor List X X X X X X
Annual Member Gift X X X X X X
Free Admission or Discounts at over 280 Botanic Gardens ( X X X X X X
Member Newsletter with Seasonal Gardening Advice X X X X X X
Daily Passes for Free Weekday Campus Parking
(UC Davis students, staff and faculty are not eligible for parking benefits.)
2 4 6 8 10 12
Second Membership Card   X X X X X
20% Off Gift Memberships   X X X X X
Free Admission or Discounts to 800+ Arts/Cultural Organizations (     X X X X
VIP Preview Plant Sale Before General Member and Public Sales (one per season)       X X X
Invitations to Preview Events for New
Arboretum and Public Garden Projects
      X X X
Invitation to Annual Donor Appreciation Event in Gardens         X X
Private One-Hour Plant Shopping Experience at Nursery or Arboretum Golf Cart Tour (one/year - weekdays only)         X X
Two-Hour Private Garden Consultation           X
One Complimentary Family Membership           X