The Friends of the Arnold Arboretum
Members of the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum provide invaluable support for the preservation and cultivation of this magnificent landscape. Join today and help ensure the future of one of Boston’s most treasured resources. If you prefer to make a one-time gift to the Arboretum, honor the memory of someone special, or include the Arboretum in your estate plans, find more information on the Ways to Give page.
To join, renew, or give a gift membership with the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum, complete our Printable Membership Form and fax it to 617.524.1418 or mail to: The Arnold Arboretum Membership Department, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
Currently we are unable to process credit card transactions online for membership, though we are pursuing an online payment option with Harvard University. If you would like to expedite your membership payment, you may opt to make a credit card payment by phone by calling Wendy Krauss, Membership Coordinator, at 617.384.5766 or Barbara Murphy, Gift Processor, at 617.384.5767.
To receive information by mail about membership in the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum, please send your mailing address (street or P.O. box) to us by email or call the Membership Department at 617.384.5766.
Basic benefits of membership
- Free subscription to Arnoldia, our quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history
- Free subscription to Silva, our biannual member magazine
- Invitations to members-only events
- Free plant(s) at select events, like the Members’ Plant Giveaway
- Arnold Arboretum automobile decal
- A discount of up to 20% on Arboretum classes
- Discounts at participating nurseries and garden centers
- Free or discounted admission at North American gardens and arboreta participating in the reciprocal gardens program [pdf] of the American Horticultural Society
Basic benefits for 1 person, including 1 free plant*
Basic benefits for 2 people, including 2 free plants*
Basic benefits for 2 people, including 3 free plants*; plus the option to receive a spring plant dividend
Sustaining benefits for 2 people, including 4 free plants*; plus invitations to Arboretum special events
Sponsor benefits for 2 people, including 6 free plants*
Sponsor benefits for 2 people, including 8 free plants*
*Members are entitled to the number of free plants specified at their giving level over the course of their annual membership. Free plants will be offered to current members at several select events hosted at the Arnold Arboretum. Some restrictions in quantity of specific plants may apply.