Harvard-China Arboretum Society

The Harvard-China Arboretum Society

NACPEC team at Roan Mountain

Participants in the fall 2019 North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium expedition of the Appalachian Mountains. Photo by Sean Halloran

The Harvard-China Arboretum Society (HCAS) recognizes a community—in China and around the world—of plant, garden, and science enthusiasts who generously support the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and its mission to collect and conserve the biodiversity of China. Society members enjoy exclusive access to the Arnold Arboretum, its collections, and expert staff through select benefits including tours of the Arboretum in Boston and special programming and signature events in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong. Members’ names will also be listed prominently in our Visitor Center and will be seen by thousands of visitors per year. We invite you to cultivate a deeper understanding of the botanical world and the history and continued role of the Arnold Arboretum in the realms of Chinese plant biodiversity, horticulture, and conservation by partnering with us a member of the Harvard-China Arboretum 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.


Harvard-China Arboretum Society Giving Levels

Stewartia Circle $5,000–$9,999

  • Recognition on membership wall in the Arboretum’s Visitor Center
  • Invitation for two to HCAS event in Shanghai, Beijing, or Hong Kong
  • Sponsored E. H. Wilson image of China exploration at the Weld Hill Research & Education Building and matching 40×50 cm giclée print
  • Digital subscription to Arnoldia, our quarterly magazine and the definitive forum for conversations about trees and other woody plants

Maple Circle $10,000–$24,999

  • Stewartia Circle benefits
  • Invitation for four to HCAS event in Shanghai, Beijing, or Hong Kong
  • Pre-event reception with Director
  • Bench crafted from a deaccessioned tree with named plaque in the Arboretum landscape
  • Tour with the editor of Arnoldia at the Arboretum in Boston

Metasequoia Circle $25,000–$99,999

  • Maple Circle benefits
  • Post-event dinner with the Director
  • Tour with the Keeper of the Living Collections at the Arboretum in Boston

Davidia Circle $100,000+

  • Metasequoia Circle benefits
  • Tour with the Director at the Arboretum in Boston
  • Plaque with name at the base of an eminent native Chinese tree at the Arboretum in Boston


How to Join

Click the “Join now” button above or here to make an online donation via Harvard University’s giving portal. To join by check, make payable to Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University with memo Harvard-China Arboretum Society and mail to: Janetta Stringfellow, Director of Institutional Advancement, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130 USA.

To join by wire transfer, use the information below, including your name and “For the Harvard-China Arboretum Society.”

  • Receiving Bank: Bank of America, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110; Beneficiary Legal Account—President & Fellows of Harvard College, ADS Account
  • Account#: 9429263621
  • ACH Rounting#: 011000138
  • Wire Routing#: 026009593
  • Swift Code: B0FAUS3N
  • Memo/Reference: Donor Name and Harvard-China Arboretum Society