We're About Making Community

When you become a member of Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum you're becoming an integral part of a community that values nature, education, and collaboration. 

Member Benefits

All MembersHousehold MembersDonor CircleDirector's Circle

Free parking at Matthaei
Receive free unlimited parking at Matthaei Botanical Gardens when visiting or attending events.

Exclusive member events and pre-sales
Access to member-only events and pre-sales. Priority access for Shakespeare in the Arb tickets.
Special discounts
Discounts at the garden store, plant sales, gift memberships, events, and other exclusive discounts.
Benefits at gardens nationwide
Free admission and/or additional benefits at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.
E-news and member guides
Learn about news, events, and classes happening for members only and other exciting announcements!
Tax deduction
Membership gifts are tax-deductible. A confirmation letter will be sent to you within a month of your gift.
Youth and family activity passes
Receive free passes to select youth and family classes. Programs run throughout the year and vary by season.

Exclusive invitations
Join us for receptions, tours, and presentations on special projects and research at Matthaei-Nichols.

Cultural centers and museums access
Special access at cultural centers and museums throughout the country as part of the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums.

Director’s Circle event
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our current and future projects, including lectures, programs, and receptions.