Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum is a community support group dedicated to supporting the mission of the Arboretum. The 1500+ members of the Friends include more than 200 active volunteers. You can help support the gardens and education programs of the Arboretum by becoming a member.

Become a member now!

Online Membership Form

Printable Membership Form

Membership Costs & Benefits

Student $15, Individual $40

  • NEW! Arboretum window cling
  • Members-only plant sales
    You will have first choice of hundreds of kinds of great garden and house plants.
  • 10% discount at plant sales and on Arboretum merchandise
  • 10% discount at participating nurseries and garden centers
  • Special gift and complimentary refreshments at spring Member Plant Sale
  • Free admission and discounts at over 280 botanical gardens across the U.S. and worldwide through the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Gardens program. For details, visit
  • Discounts on workshops and classes
    See the calendar of events in the Arboretum Review or visit our Events Page for details.
  • Quarterly Arboretum Review newsletter
  • Use of Arboretum reference library with books and periodicals on gardening, botany, and natural history. Please call the office at (530) 752-4880 for library hours.
  • 12 days of complimentary on-campus parking (not available to UC Davis staff, students or faculty)

Family/Household $60

All of the above, plus:

  • NEW! 20% off gift memberships
  • Second membership card (if requested)

Manzanita Circle $100

All of the above, plus:

  • NEW! Invitations to additional plant sale special events
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions for new Arboretum developments

Valley Oak Circle $250

All of the above, plus:

  • NEW! An expert personal shopper to assist you at one of our member or public plant sales

Sequoia Circle $500

All of the above, plus:

  • A two-hour private garden consultation with Arboretum horticultural staff
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