Become a Member of the Scott Associates!

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

Announcing a New Member Benefit!

In April 2024, the Scott Arboretum joined the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Garden Network. Now, all members of the Associates of the Scott Arboretum may use their current Scott Arboretum membership card to enjoy free admission or other benefits to 360+ gardens throughout North America. Explore this website to learn the ins and outs of the program and explore a map of participating gardens. Thank you for being a member!

Membership Levels & Benefits

All members receive:

  • NEW! Free admission or other benefits to 360+ North American gardens through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Garden Network.
  • 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 sample issue here.
  • Invitations to the Scott Medal Award presentation, seasonal celebrations, and other special events.
  • Two plant dividends per year.
  • Free guided tours through the Arboretum highlighting plants of seasonal interest.
  • Eligibility to go on domestic and international 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 including a youth section.
  • Volunteer opportunities to work in the Arboretum’s gardens and 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:

  • 100 embossed aluminum plant labels annually