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. Friends who contribute annually at a major level are invited to join our Sargent-Olmsted Society. 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.

How to Join

To join, renew, or give a gift membership with the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum by credit card, please use our online membership form or call Wendy Krauss, Membership Coordinator, at 617.384.5766 or Barbara Murphy, Gift Processor, at 617.384.5767. To join by mail, complete our Printable Membership Form and mail to: The Arnold Arboretum Membership Department, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130.

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

  • Access to the digital edition of Arnoldia, our quarterly magazine of plant science, horticulture, ecology, and history; members at the Contributing level and above have the option to receive a print subscription to Arnoldia*
  • Subscription to Silva, our biannual member magazine
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounts on Arboretum lectures and classes
  • Discounts at participating nurseries and garden centers
  • Free or discounted admission at North American gardens and arboreta participating in the reciprocal gardens program of the American Horticultural Society
  • Arnold Arboretum automobile decal

Membership Levels

Individual           $35-$49

Basic benefits for 1 person, with access to the digital edition of Arnoldia

Contributing         $50-$99

Basic benefits for 2 people in one household, plus the option to receive a one-year subscription to the print edition of Arnoldia

Sustaining           $100-$199

Contributing level benefits, plus the option to receive Arbor Day Seedling

Sponsor               $200-$499

Sustaining level benefits, plus priority registration for select programs

Patron                  $500-$999

Sponsor level benefits, plus invitation to one special Benefactor event

Benefactor         $1000+

Sponsor level benefits, plus invitations to two special Benefactor events

*Subscriptions to the print edition of Arnoldia are available to members at the Contributing level and above, and the value of this benefit for tax purposes is $20. The remainder of your gift is tax-deductible.