Join the Friends

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is a community support group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Arboretum. The 1700+ members of the Friends include more than 200 active volunteers. You can help support the gardens and education programs of the Arboretum by becoming a member.

NEW! Free admission or discounts at over 700 museums

If you join at the $100 Manzanita Circle level or above we have a great new benefit for Friends members- free admission or discounts to over 700 museums, gardens and arts, cultural and historical institutions through NARM, one of the largest reciprocal admission programs in the world (narmassociation.org).

Benefits of membership

Individual $40, Student $15
• Members-only plant sales
• 10% discount at plant sales and on Arboretum merchandise
• $10 off coupon good at our plant sales as a thank you to new members for joining
• $10 off coupon good at our annual member appreciation plant sale
• 10% discount and/or special offers at our retail garden center partners:
- Davis Ace Hardware in Davis (Learn more: 2015 Discounts)
- Silverado Building Materials & Nursery in Sacramento
- Lemuria Nursery in Dixon
- Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis
- Three Palms Nursery in Davis
- Boxwood Nursery & Gifts, Inc. in Woodland
• Special gift at spring Member Plant Sale
• Free admission and discounts at over 280 botanical gardens
• Discounts on workshops and classes
• Quarterly Arboretum Review
• Monthly e-newsletter, The Leaflet
• Use of Arboretum reference library
• 12 days of complimentary on-campus parking (not available to UC Davis staff, students or faculty)

Family $60
All of the above, plus:
• 20% off gift memberships
• Second membership card (if requested)

Manzanita Circle $100
All of the above, plus:
• Free admission and/or discounts at over 700 museums, gardens and arts, cultural and historical institutions through NARM, one of the largest reciprocal admission programs in the world (narmassociation.org).
• Invitations to additional special plant sale events
• Invitations to exclusive receptions for new Arboretum developments

Valley Oak Circle $250
All of the above, plus:
• Reserve an expert personal shopper to assist you at one of our member or public plant sales

Sequoia Circle $500
All of the above, plus:
• A two-hour private garden consultation with Arboretum horticultural staff

Membership form