Since 1971, the Associates of the Scott Arboretum have supported the goals of the Arboretum. Join to support educational and horticultural activities and enjoy many benefits. For those who wish to support the Arboretum’s goals with a more substantial contribution, we offer a choice of categories:
- $40 Individual
- $55 Family
- $100 Contributor
- $150 Sponsor
- $250 Benefactor
- $500 Patron
- $1000 Director’s Circle
- $3000 Philanthropist
Membership Levels & Benefits
Individual and Family Members and Above:
All membership categories receive:
- Ticket(s) to Garden Day, an annual tour of private gardens.
- The Hybrid, the Arboretum’s quarterly newsletter, with useful information on new plants and gardening trends. See a sample issue.
- Invitations to the Scott Medal Award presentation, seasonal celebrations, and other special events.
- Two plant dividends per year.
- Free guided walks through the Arboretum highlighting plants of seasonal interest.
- Eligibility to go on trips to some of the great public and private gardens of the world with Arboretum staff.
- Borrowing privileges in the Arboretum’s horticultural library, with subscriptions to over 50 periodicals, 100 newsletters, and more than 1,000 volumes devoted to horticulture.
- Volunteer opportunities to work in the Arboretum’s gardens, greenhouse, or at special events.
- Discounts on events, tours, workshops, and trips.
- Admittance to the Members Plant Exchange, a plant swap held each spring.
- Discounts at local garden centers and businesses.
- Eligibility to participate in the Community Gardening Program
Contributor members also receive:
- Gift membership for a new member at the Individual or Family level
Sponsor members also receive:
- Invitation for two to the annual Special Member Event
Benefactor and Patron members also receive:
- Borrowing privileges for an embossing label-maker for one week per year. Labels are free.
Director’s Circle and Philanthropist Members also receive:
- Annually receive 100 embossed metal plant tags