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Membership Benefits Comparision

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Membership
Wildflower
Guild
Seasons
Guild
Ironwood
Guild
Director's
Circle
President's
Circle
Trustees &
Corporate Circle
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$299
300-
$599
600-
$999
1,000-
$2,499
2,500-
$4,999
5,000-
$25,000
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Newsletter
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Special Events,
Classes
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Fall Plant Sale
Preview Party
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Members Picnic
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Bandana
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Plant Coupon
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General Membership Benefits:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden members receive the following:

  • FREE admission to our living museum during hours of operation
  • Quarterly subscription to the Garden's publication, The Ironwood 
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletter, GardeNotes 
  • 10% discount on every purchase in the Garden Growers Nursery and Garden Shop
  • 10% discount on every purchase at participating nurseries throughout Santa Barbara
  • Free or reduced admission to over 200 botanic gardens, arboreta, and conservatories worldwide. For a list of participating institutions, click here
  • Invitations to members-only special events including Fall Plant Sale Preview Party and Members Picnic
  • An invitation to an orientation for new members
  • Advance registration and reduced fees for classes and lectures at the Garden and island trips

Memberships are valid for twelve months from the month of purchase. Non-refundable and non-transferable privileges are extended to the member only. Memberships are tax deductible within the limits of the law; please consult your tax preparer for details. Rates and benefits may be subject to change without notice.

General Membership Categories:

Individual ($50)

  • Two guest passes
  • All general privileges for one named individual

Family/Dual ($75)

  • Two guest passes
  • All general privileges for two adults residing at the same address and children 17 and under

Doggie Membership ($100*)

  • Four guest passes
  • An SBBG bandana fit for your pooch
  • Invitation to Trails 'n' Tails, a Garden event celebrating National Dog Day

* The Garden does not currently charge for dogs however, your support at this level will keep the Garden clean.

Guild Level Memberships:

These categories provide additional support for Garden Programs

Wildflower Guild ($150-$299)

  • All Family/Dual privileges
  • Four additional one-time-use guest passes (six total)
  • A coupon for $5 off selected education programs
  • A coupon for a complimentary one-gallon native plant from the Garden Growers Nursery
  • An invitation to the annual Tea
  • Acknowledgment in the Ironwood and Annual Report

Seasons Guild ($300-$599)

  • All Wildflower Guild privileges
  • Two additional one-time-use guest passes (eight total)
  • A coupon for a complimentary Garden class for two people

Ironwood Guild ($600-$999)

  • All Seasons Guild privileges
  • Two additional one-time-use guest passes (ten total)
  • A yearly behind-the-scenes vice president-led private tour of the Garden for up to six guests by appointment

Circle Level Memberships

These categories provide Garden sustaining support

Director's Circle ($1,000-$2,499)

  • All Ironwood Circle privileges
  • Two additional one-time-use guest passes (twelve total)
  • A yearly behind-the-scenes president-led private tour of the Garden for up to six guests by appointment
  • A complimentary private landscape consultation by Botanic Garden experts
  • Blaksley Library circulation access
  • Exclusive invitation to a Director-hosted event

President's Circle ($2,500-$4,999)

  • All Directors Circle privileges
  • Ten additional one-time-use guest passes (twenty-two total)
  • Two complimentary tickets to a Director-hosted event
  • Cocktail reception at President's residence

Trustee's and Corporate Circle ($5,000-$25,000)

  • Two additional one-time-use guest passes (twenty-four total)
  • One on-site employee event per year
  • Corporate listing on SBBG website
  • Acknowledgment in the Ironwood and Annual Report

Memberships are valid for twelve months from the month of purchase. Non-refundable and non-transferable privileges are extended to the member only. Memberships are tax deductible within the limits of the law; please consult your tax preparer for details. Rates and benefits may be subject to change without notice.

For other privileges and more information on the Trustee's and Corporate Circle, please call the Director of Development at (805) 690-1697

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through
our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices