Become a Member

Members of the San Antonio Botanical Garden enjoy exclusive benefits while putting the mission into action through educational, cultural and environmental programming.

Important Notice

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Botanical Garden introduced a new, streamlined look to its membership program. For your convenience, you may now purchase either a one or two-year membership. All members with active memberships prior to Jan. 1, 2020, will retain their current membership level through the end of their current membership period.

All Member Levels Enjoy

  • Free daily admission for one year and early admission Monday - Sunday at 8 a.m.
  • Member-only events and exhibit previews
  • Surprise member perks (watch your email for notifications)
  • Member appreciation week festivities
  • Advanced tickets sales on all events and complimentary admission to select events
  • Discounts on classes, camps, birthday parties and in the Garden Gift Shop
  • Reciprocal admission to 300+ gardens, arboreta and conservatories in North America and Cayman Islands
  • Membership benefits subject to change.

Contact the Membership team by email or phone, 210.536.1407.

Membership Benefits and Levels

Individual

$50/One Year | $100/Two Years

  • Valid for one individual adult member
  • Receive one one-time use guest pass

Dual

$75/One Year | $150/Two Years

  • Valid for two designated adult members per household or for one adult with the ability to bring an unnamed guest (must leave second name blank to use this benefit), plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • Receive two one-time use guest passes

Family+

$115/One Year | $230/Two Years

  • Valid for three designated adult members per household, plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • Receive three one-time use guest passes

Premium Membership

Upgrade to a Premium Membership to enjoy these perks in addition to the standard membership benefits.

  • Additional guest passes
  • Invitations to exclusive, premium-level events

Friend *Best Value*

$150/One Year | $300/Two Years

  • Valid for three designated adult members per household, plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • One complimentary guest admission per visit
  • Receive four one-time use guest passes
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibit-opening receptions
  • Invitation to one Premium event (Friend level and higher) per year
  • Recognition in the newsletter and annual report

Contributor

$250/One Year | $500/Two Years

  • Valid for three designated adult members per household, plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • Two complimentary guest admissions per visit
  • Receive six one-time use guest passes
  • Receive one $10 Gift certificate to Garden Gift Shop or Plant Sale
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibit-opening receptions
  • Invitation to one Premium event (Friend level and higher) per year
  • Invitation to Premium donor reception
  • Recognition in the newsletter and annual report

Patron

$500/One Year | $1,000/Two Years

  • Valid for three designated adult members per household, plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • Four complimentary guest admissions per visit
  • Receive eight one-time use guest passes
  • Receive one $10 Gift certificate to Garden Gift Shop or Plant Sale
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibit-opening receptions
  • Invitation to one Premium event (Friend level and higher) per year
  • Invitation to Premium donor reception
  • Special holiday surprise
  • 5% discount for a venue rental at the Botanical Garden
  • Discount on one Botanical Garden rental per year
  • Recognition in the newsletter and annual report

Director's Circle

$1,000/One Year | $2,000/Two Years

  • Valid for three designated adult members per household, plus their children or grandchildren under age 18
  • 10 complimentary guest admissions per visit
  • Receive eight one-time use guest passes
  • Receive one $10 Gift certificate to Garden Gift Shop or Plant Sale
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibit-opening receptions
  • Invitation to one Premium event (Friend level and higher) per year
  • Invitation to Premium donor reception
  • Special holiday surprise
  • 10% discount for a venue rental at the Botanical Garden
  • Discount on one Botanical Garden rental per year
  • Recognition in the newsletter and annual report
  • Personal tour of the Botanical Garden with the Garden CEO (to make an appointment, please call the Development Department at 210.536.1406)

Membership FAQ

Thank you for joining the San Antonio Botanical Garden and supporting the mission of inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.  As a (501c3) nonprofit organization, the Botanical Garden relies strongly on member support to successfully fulfill its mission. In a continual effort to provide an excellent member experience, the information below answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the Botanical Garden’s membership program.

  • Q: May I apply my admission payment toward the price of a membership?
    A: Yes. The Botanical Garden’s Guest Experience team can apply the purchase price of an admission ticket toward one membership purchase. The value applied from an admission ticket purchase can be no higher than the price of the membership. In order to receive this credit, please visit the admission kiosk before you leave the Botanical Garden.
  • Q: When and how will I receive my membership cards and how do I gain admission until then?
    A: Membership cards are mailed within two weeks of purchase. Until you receive your cards, you can present a valid photo ID at the admission kiosk for entry to the Botanical Garden.
  • Q: Will all members of our family receive a membership card?
    A: Up to two designated adult members will each receive a membership card. These cards will name all adult members of the household and indicate the membership level.
  • Q: Is a photo ID required for admission?
    A: Yes, membership benefits are non-transferrable. Verification of a member’s identity also helps the Guest Experience team from accepting lost or stolen cards and prevents fraud and loss of revenue that accompanies misuse. This process protects the viability of the Botanical Garden’s educational programming and helps keep the cost of membership affordable.
  • Q: Must I name a second adult on my membership?
    A: Yes. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, any membership that includes more than one adult will be required to name additional adults as part of their Dual or Family+ membership levels. Members designate specific adult names at the time of purchase.
  • Q: May I change the adults listed on my membership?
    A: For a membership naming two or three adult members, one name change per membership year is allowed. This change may be requested of the Guest Experience team or by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407. New membership cards will be issued to reflect the name change.
  • Q: What happens if I lose my membership card?
    A: A valid photo ID is required for the Guest Experience team to verify membership. Replacement membership cards are available upon request at the admission kiosk or by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407. Replacement cards will be mailed to the primary member.
  • Q: Can I give my membership card to another adult to bring my child(ren) to the Botanical Garden?
    A: No. Membership cards are non-transferrable, so the non-member adult must pay admission. If your child(ren) will visit the Botanical Garden with a non-member adult, please call Guest Experience in advance (210.536.1400) to inform them and send your membership card with the adult bringing your child(ren) to the Botanical Garden so your child(ren) is not charged admission. Our Family Plus, Friend, Contributor, Patron, and Director’s Circle levels now include the ability to add a 3rd named adult or named caregiver to your membership. To upgrade your membership to include a third adult or caregiver, please visit the kiosk or contact the membership office at 210.536.1407.
  • Q: Are memberships refundable?
    A: Memberships to the Botanical Garden are non-refundable.
  • Q: May I change my membership level mid-year?
    A: Upgrades to membership may be made by a named adult member at the admission kiosk, or by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407. The member may choose to:

    • Upgrade a membership to a higher level by paying the cost difference between the two membership values (expiration date remains the same) OR
    • Upgrade the membership to a higher level for a full year by paying full annual dues for the higher level (new expiration date will be one year after purchase).
  • Who is eligible for a military discount?
    A: Military discounts apply to memberships purchased by and for the eligible military personnel. Active, retired and reserve personnel wishing to receive the 10% military discount must present a valid military ID at the time of purchase. These discounts apply only to memberships purchased for the military personnel member.