Membership

The Member Advantage: Every Day. Every Season.

Take advantage of all that the Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer! Enjoy a restoring stroll through the most beautiful gardens in Chicago. Rejuvenate yourself with a brisk walk past miles of forest, lakes, and gardens. Experience the natural world and learn something new every day.

Visit as often as you want, from dawn to dusk. As a member, you will enjoy many members-only privileges, including free year-round parking.

Questions about membership? Contact the Member and Donor Services staff at (847) 835-8215 or visit the Membership Desk in the Visitor Center.

Garden Membership Benefits (Individual)
$85 for one year, $160 for two years

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Garden Plus Membership Benefits (Household)
$115 for one year, $220 for two years

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  • Free year-round parking for two cars
  • 10 percent discount at The Garden Café
  • Keep Growing, seasonal member magazine and program guide
  • Access to the Midwest's finest gardening resources:
    Plant Information Service
    20 percent discount on most classes
    Lenhardt Library checkout privileges
    Plant show members-only hours
  • Free admission to 270 botanic gardens and arboreta nationwide
  • 10 percent discount at The Garden Shop
  • FREE Wednesdays for the Model Railroad Garden, Butterflies & Blooms exhibition, and tram tours, plus a membership discount during regular visitor hours
  • Discounts on select ticketed Garden events
  • Discounts on Camp CBG and other family programs
  • Facility rental privileges
  • Discounts at many Chicagoland garden retailers and our Do North partners through the Garden Value Discounts program
  • Members receive discounts on the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Garden Walks and directories, showcasing premier private gardens locally and nationally.
  • The online membership offer also includes a gift selected just for you!
    A free gift voucher will be sent with your membership packet.

National Membership Benefits

National Garden: $68
National Garden Plus: $92

National membership requires that you live more than 75 miles away from the Garden. National members receive the same benefits as a Garden or Garden Plus membership at a discounted price.

Membership is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.