The Arboretum offers valuable benefits all year 'round.
- Free Admission every visit.
- Free Admission at more than 270 botanical gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide. Access a free, current directory of participating gardens on the American Horticultural Society's website.
- Arboretum News, a bi-monthly magazine filled with a wealth of information on gardening, upcoming exhibitions, events, classes and more.
- 10% Discount on all Gift Store, SummerHouse (May - August) and AppleHouse (August - October) purchases.
- Double Discount Days in the Gift Store in April and November.
- 10% Discount on Room Rentals for family reunions, anniversary and birthday celebrations, business meetings.
- Free gardening and plant advice from Master Gardener volunteers at the Yard & Garden Desk in the Oswald Visiistor Center on gardening, plant and pest questions.
- Discounts on Arboretum garden and travel tours. Join an Arboretum-sponsored trip to gardens in the U.S. and around the world.
- Coupons and discounts for the restaurant, gift store, tram and classes. Extra discounts on certain adult classes, conferences and seminars. Topics range from gardening and landscape design to cooking, painting, and photography. Sign up for a class with a friend and you both receive the member discount!
- Special member previews, appreciation events and more are scheduled throughout the year.
Additional benefits for memberships at $150 level or higher: Friends, Supporting, Sustaining and Associate members
Free admission for 2 adults, with up to 6 guests in your vehicle per visit
Invitation to special events and Spotlight Series. These events are informal, small-group gatherings that provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum and its programs.
Listing in the Annual Report
Best of all, your membership helps this valuable community resource grow! Your tax-deductible contribution supports the Arboretum's world class gardens, research and educational programs. Please call if we can help: 952-443-1440.
The Arboretum has reciprocal membership agreements with these local organizations:
University of Minnesota Alumni Association
University of Minnesota Retirees Association
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Weisman Art Museum
Bell Museum of Natural History
Arboretum members may deduct $5 off memberships at any of the above. Members of these organizations save $5 when they join the Arboretum. Educators are also eligible for a $5 membership discount. Please call 952-443-1440 for details.
Ways to Join
Your tax-deductible membership gift helps the Arboretum maintain its world class display gardens and expand research and educational programs to better server the community.