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Membership

Members keep the Garden blooming! By becoming a member, you own a share of this beautiful Garden – no green thumb required!

Membership at the Garden is a fantastic value which includes many benefits and allows you to create an experience to fit your lifestyle. Best of all, because the Garden is 100% community supported, your membership is an investment in northeast Wisconsin.

We’re busy planting, plotting, and planning for beauty in every season at the Garden!

Special Offer

If you become a member by December 9, you'll also get 2 complimentary general admission tickets to the Garden (a $24 value!).

Give the Gift of the Garden

Looking for a unique gift for that special nature lover in your life? Why not give the gift of the Garden!

Purchase a gift membership (individual, plus one, family size and more) by Friday, December 16 to have your gift arrive before the holidays! Shhh… We’ll even help keep gifted memberships a secret. They can be sent directly to you so you can wrap the membership card and welcome letter up just how you’d like.

All membership levels enjoy:

Free admission to Thursday night Sanimax Concert Series

10% discount in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop

Invitation to members–only events, tours, and exhibit previews

Discounts on classes and events

Free 1–year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazine (subject to availability)

Instant digital membership cards (available on any smartphone)

Members–only “Botanical Buzz” emails from the President & CEO

Benefits subject to change. Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported 100% by the community it serves. Contributions to the Garden are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law for Garden Angel membership level and above.

Membership Levels

Individual

$50

One person

Free unlimited daily admission

Plus One

$65

Member plus guest

Free unlimited daily admission

Family

$75

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

Free unlimited daily admission

Photographer

$75

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

Free unlimited daily admission

Garden Angel

$150

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

2 free guests per daily visit when member is present (excludes special events & Sanimax Concerts)

Plus More!

• Discount at participating nurseries and greenhouses

• 10% discount on facility rental (one–time annual use; subject to availability; not valid with other discounts; must be member at time of event)

• Invitation to Garden Party in August

• Portion of membership is tax deductible

Garden Patron

$300

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

4 free guests per daily visit when member is present (excludes special events & Sanimax Concerts)

Plus More!

• Discount at participating nurseries and greenhouses

• 15% discount on facility rental (one–time annual use; subject to availability; not valid with other discounts; must be member at time of event)

• Invitation to Garden Party in August

• Portion of membership is tax deductible

• 2 single–use guest passes (excludes special events & Sanimax concerts)

• Invitation to “With the Expert” event

• Free spring signature plant selected by Director of Horticulture

Garden Benefactor

$500

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

6 free guests per daily visit when member is present (excludes special events & Sanimax Concerts)

Plus More!

• Discount at participating nurseries and greenhouses

• 20% discount on facility rental (one–time annual use; subject to availability; not valid with other discounts; must be member at time of event)

• Invitation to Garden Party in August

• Portion of membership is tax deductible

• 4 single–use guest passes (excludes special events & Sanimax concerts)

• Invitation to “With the Expert” event

• Free spring signature plant selected by Director of Horticulture

• Free admission for 2 to a garden lecture

• Free subscription to a gardening magazine

• Free tickets to: TasteBud; Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires; WPS Garden of Lights (2 tickets/per event)

Garden Ambassador

$1,000

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

8 free guests per daily visit when member is present (excludes special events & Sanimax Concerts)

Plus More!

• Discount at participating nurseries and greenhouses

• 25% discount on facility rental (one–time annual use; subject to availability; not valid with other discounts; must be member at time of event)

• Invitation to Garden Party in August

• Portion of membership is tax deductible

• 6 single–use guest passes (excludes special events & Sanimax concerts)

• Invitation to “With the Expert” event

• Free spring signature plant selected by Director of Horticulture

• Free admission for 2 to a garden lecture

• Free subscription to a gardening magazine

•Free tickets to: TasteBud; Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires; WPS Garden of Lights (2 tickets/per event)

Garden Visionary

$2,500

2 adults plus children and grandchildren age 18 and younger

10 free guests per daily visit when member is present (excludes special events & Sanimax Concerts)

Plus More!

• Discount at participating nurseries and greenhouses

• $400 credit on facility rental (one–time annual use; subject to availability; not valid with other discounts; must be member at time of event)

• Invitation to Garden Party in August

• Portion of membership is tax deductible

• 8 single–use guest passes (excludes special events & Sanimax concerts)

• Invitation to “With the Expert” event

• Free spring signature plant selected by Director of Horticulture

• Free admission for 2 to a garden lecture

• Free subscription to a gardening magazine

• Free tickets to: TasteBud; Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires; WPS Garden of Lights (2 tickets/per event)

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve purchased a membership (online, sent in a check or credit card). Now what?

If you are a new member and have purchased a membership online, a separate email with access to your digital membership card(s) will be sent to you within 24 hours.

 

If you are a new member and purchased your membership in-person at the Garden or mailed a check in and have provided us with an active email address, please allow five business days to receive your digital membership card email.

I’ve renewed my membership. Now what?

Your digital membership cards will automatically update once your membership payment has processed. NOTE: If you have not downloaded your digital membership card please contact membership@gbbg.org to receive the link to access your card.  

 

If you’ve requested to receive paper membership cards, cards are processed at the end of the month. Your membership is active. You can still visit the Garden by checking in with our Guest Services team when you arrive, even if you don’t have updated membership cards.

 

Please note, if you have an active email on file, you will still receive notification that you have a digital membership card. You may download at any time. 

I’ve rejoined as a member. Now what?

If you’ve rejoined as a member and have purchased a membership online, a separate email with access to your digital membership card(s) will be sent to you within 24 hours.

 

If you are a new member and purchased your membership in-person at the Garden or mailed a check in, please allow five business days to receive your digital membership card email.

 

It is the member’s responsibility to notify the Membership Team if you have not received your membership materials.

 

You may still come to the Garden if you have not received your membership cards. Please present a current form of ID and we will verify your membership.

I’ve purchased a gift membership. Now what?

If you’ve purchased a gift membership, we will mail paper membership cards per your instructions (either directly to you or directly to the gift recipient) within 3-4 weeks after purchase. 

 

The membership is active from the purchase date. Your gift recipient can come to the Garden even without their card and check in with our Guest Experience Team to enjoy botanical bliss as soon as possible!  

I lost my membership card.

Please contact membership@gbbg.org with your name and we will resend your membership cards to you. Allow 7-10 business days to receive your new membership cards.

My digital membership card isn’t updating after my renewal.

1. Restart your phone.

2. Adjust the settings on the card.

3. Open your digital membership card on your smartphone.

4. Select the three dots in the corner to access the digital card’s settings.

5. Turn them all off.

6. Pause.

7. Turn them all back on.

8. Restart your phone.

Are memberships refundable?

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please keep in mind that you may still receive benefits at over 345 gardens through the American Horticultural Society reciprocal program by showing a current Green Bay Botanical Garden membership card.  

Reciprocal Admissions Program

Thanks to the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program, Green Bay Botanical Garden memberships offers free admission and/or additional benefits at more than 345 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. View a list of participating gardens, arboreta, and conservatories. Special events are excluded from Green Bay Botanical Garden’s reciprocal admissions program.

Give the Gift of the Garden

Membership to Green Bay Botanical Garden is truly a gift that can be enjoyed all year long and comes with many great benefits.

Donor Advised Funds & Membership Payments

Green Bay Botanical Garden accepts gifts from Donor Advised Funds and IRAs as payment for membership. Memberships paid for by either of these methods will have all non-deductible benefits declined as required by law. The benefits include the following: Single-use Guest Passes; tickets to TasteBud; Brews, Bistros, & Bonfires; WPS Garden of Lights; Spring Signature Plant, invitations to certain member events. You may still utilize your Free Unlimited Daily Admission benefit and Free Admission to Thursday Night Sanimax Concert Series.

For gifts from Foundations, please consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions about receiving tangible benefits in exchange for your gift.

Please note that a personal payment for the non-deductible portion (bifurcated payments) is typically not permitted; please consult with your tax advisor.

Contact Us

For more information about membership, contact our Development & Membership Coordinator, Sarah Seeger, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or membership@gbbg.org.