Friends of the the Botanic Garden Membership Benefits      

When you become a Member of the Friends, you will share in supporting the Garden and its programs. In addition, you will enjoy the many benefits of Membership, including:

  • A subscription to the Friends quarterly newsletter, Manzanita, featuring articles about the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and California native plants
  • Invitations to special events offered exclusively for Friends Members
  • Reduced fees on classes, field trips and workshops offered by the Friends
  • Early admission to annual spring and fall plant sales
  • Discounts at selected nurseries offering California native plants
  • Membership in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program, which enables our Members to enjoy Member benefits at participating gardens around the country

Friends Membership Categories:

General Membership

Student/Limited Income: $30
Individual: $50
Family/Dual: $75

Special Garden Friend Membership

California Poppy: $125
Buckwheat: $250
Ceanothus: $500
Manzanita: $1000

Gift Memberships

A gift Membership is a unique way to support the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and give a meaningful gift to a native plant lover or introduce a friend or family member to this special place. Gift Memberships are available in all categories.

Join us today, click HERE to download a printable Membership form or JOIN NOW online!

For more information about becoming a Member, contact the Friends at (510) 544-2220 or

  • Our active and fearless group loves going outdoors and the East Bay Regional Park District creates very user friendly experiences for us. – Gina Lombardi Gravert, Supervisor Martinez Senior Center

  • I just enjoy being out with my family and dog; it's so peaceful and beautiful. You're having fun even if it’s wet and muddy. I’m like a little kid out there. – Gary Savell, Army Veteran Member

  • Our kids benefit tremendously from being outside of their community and venturing into nature, even though it’s just 15 minutes away. – Jennifer Pennybacker, Fifth-grade Teacher