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The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds that support everything from beautiful horticultural displays to the purchase of lab equipment for research. Your tax deductible gift ensures that the Garden advances its mission to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world. Thank you!
View the Garden's strategic plan website, where we share our vision for the next ten years, and see the Annual Report.
Donors to the Annual Fund are members of the Garden and receive exclusive benefits and privileges. Consider joining our community of supporters. For more information, contact the Membership Desk at (847) 835-8215.
Members who support the Chicago Botanic Garden's Annual Fund with a leadership gift of $1,500 or more enjoy the following President's Circle benefits:
Founding Member $1,500 – $2,499
All the benefits of the Director's Circle, plus:
- Invitations to exclusive events, previews, lectures, travel opportunities, and special programs
- Advance registration for Camp CBG, as well as a member discount
- Recognition on the Donor Wall in the Visitor Center
Sustaining Member $2,500 – $9,999
All the President's Circle Founding Member benefits, plus:
- Opportunities to personalize Garden visits, including private golf-cart tours of the gardens and greenhouses
- Advance registration for select programs, including certain events and travel opportunities
Laureate Member $10,000 – $24,999
All the President’s Circle Sustaining Member benefits, plus access to intimate events with special guests and curators
Chairman's Circle $25,000
All the President's Circle Laureate Member benefits, plus a home garden consultation with a Garden horticulturist
Ambassador $250 - $999
Patron $1,000 to $1,499
- Free year-round parking for two cars
- 10 percent discount at The Garden Café with proof of membership
- Keep Growing, seasonal member magazine and program guide
- 10 percent discount at the Garden Shop
- 20 percent discount on select classes
- 20 percent discount on select family programs, including Camp CBG
- Members-only free days for the outdoor Model Railroad Garden and tram tours, plus discounts during normal visitor hours
- Checkout privileges in the Lenhardt Library
- 10 percent discount at selected area nurseries and our Do North partners through the Garden Value Discounts program
- Free admission to more than 200 botanic gardens and arboreta nationwide
- Members-only hours for select Garden events
- Facility rental privileges
- Discounts at many Chicagoland garden retailers and our Do North partners through the Garden Value Discounts program
- Invitations to special previews and exclusive donor events
- Recognition in the Annual Report at the giving level
Your Annual Fund contribution is fully tax deductible. For more information, contact Member and Donor Services at
(847) 835-8215 or email@example.com.