Rutgers Gardens Membership


Be a part of the celebration, Honoring Our Roots, Cultivating Our History, by becoming a Member today and help us meet our centennial goal!

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Rutgers Gardens is an independent, non-profit organization supported by membership, donations, endowments and a group of dedicated volunteers.  We are one of the few botanical gardens that do not have a visitor fee and are open 365 days a year.  You are welcome to come as often as you like to enjoy our "living museum" with its large array of gardens and plant collections.

Your support will help provide the necessary funding for the Gardens program of education in horticulture and garden- related topics for the homeowner, make certain that these programs continue to exist and benefit the community in the future. In return, we offer many wonderful membership benefits.


Stop and smell the Flowers during the holiday season - Give the gift of the Gardens

Please note: Membership requests must be received in our office no later than noon on Mon., Dec 14 to ensure your gift is placed in the mail by Fri., Dec 18. To avoid any delays in processing your membership, please make sure all the necessary member information fields are completed.

Gift Membership form (please download this editable form to your computer, once complete you may email it back to or please call 732.932.8451 to purchase your gift over the phone.


Primary Membership Privileges

10% discount on classes and workshops
10% discount at the Potting Shed Gift Shop
Discounts at area retail partners
Invitation to the Spring Flower Fair Preview Sale & Rare Plant Auction (ticketed event)
Free admission to Walks and Talks each month
Privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories who participate in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS)

Membership Levels

Level Cost Features
Friend $45 Primary privileges for one individual
Dual $60 Primary privileges for two individuals residing at the same address
Family $75 Primary privileges for two adults and two children
10% discount on summer camp and children's programs
Garden Club $225 Primary privileges for any six (6) members of a specific Garden Club
10% discount on an educational presentation by the Gardens Director
Sponsor $150

All the benefits of a Family level membership
10% discount at the Spring Flower Fair
20% Discount at Crystal Springs Resort
Members-Only Gardens Tour and Fireside Chat on November 21, 2015
Access to horticulture experts with your plant questions

Benefactor $500 All the benefits of a Sponsor level membership
Two (2) tickets to the Gardens Party in September
Patron $1000 All the benefits of a Sponsor level
Four (4) tickets to the Gardens Party in September
Friend level membership to give as a gift

Become a Members today!

Payment may be made on line at our secure site
Membership Form

Mail: 112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

FAX: 732.932.7060