Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open


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Become a member!
Join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

When you become a member, you join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden — 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.

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
New Member Thank You Gift 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
Digital Member News, including 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 Shopping Opportunity Before General Members and Public (spring and fall season)       X X X
Invitations to Preview Events for New
Arboretum and Public Garden Projects
      X X X
Invitations to Annual Donor Appreciation Event         X X

Private One-Hour Plant Shopping Experience at Nursery or Arboretum Golf Cart Tour (one/year - weekdays only)

*This member benefit not currently available due to COVID-19 safety guidelines

        X X
Two-Hour Private Garden Consultation           X
One Complimentary Family Membership           X