Chicago Botanic Garden

Support Us — Membership

Organizational, Professional, and Bicycle Memberships


Unique memberships designed with special benefits.

EducatorJoin, renew, or give a gift membership to an educator today!

Professional Educator benefits include all general membership benefits, plus

  • Discounts on Teacher Professional Development Courses
  • Educator resources at the Lenhardt Library of the Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Classroom loan kits and advance notice for educator programs
  • Educator Newsletter

Call (847) 835-8215 with questions about professional educator benefits.

Bicycle – Skip the traffic and bike your way to the Garden! Just in time for the opening of the North Branch Trail addition along Lake Cook Road, connecting the Green Bay Trail and the North Branch Trail, the Garden is offering a new membership option for its bicycling friends. Benefits include the following:

This special membership for bicyclists does not include car parking privileges. Please take advantage of the bike racks outside the Visitor Center during your visit to the Garden.


Download an application form

Green Industry – Designed for businesses, organizations, and individuals who produce, maintain, use, or sell plants to enhance human environments, this membership includes the following:

  • Two membership cards (to be shared among your employees)
    Free parking and admission for an employee and everyone in his or her car
  • 20 percent discount for your employees on courses from the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden
  • $10 off personal employee memberships
  • Keep Growing, the member magazine and program guide, with updates about programs and classes
  • Free admission to 270 botanic gardens nationwide
  • Easy access to the Plant Information Service and plant sale members-only hours
  • Lenhardt Library checkout privileges
  • 10 percent discount at the Garden Shop
  • Garden View Café discount coupon
  • Tram tour discounts (up to four people)
  • Facility rental privileges (additional fee applies)

Download an application form

Business Associate – Designed for local businesses who wish to take advantage of their proximity to the Garden and all it has to offer, this membership includes the following:

  • Two membership cards (to be shared among your employees)
    Free parking and admission for an employee and everyone in his or her car—making lunch at the Garden or a noontime walk so easy!
  • 20 percent discount for your employees on courses from the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden
  • $10 off personal employee memberships and corporate gift memberships
  • Keep Growing, the member magazine and program guide, with updates about programs and classes
  • Sponsorship and employee volunteer opportunities
  • Free admission to more than 270 botanic gardens nationwide
  • Free tram tours, Butterflies & Blooms, and Model Railroad Garden entry on Wednesdays throughout the summer
  • Lenhardt Library checkout privileges
  • Facility rental privileges (additional fee applies)

Download an application form

Attention, Realtors: A gift membership to the Garden is a great closing gift for clients!
Buy three or more gift memberships and receive $10 off each gift.

Questions about membership? Contact the Member and Donor Services staff at (847) 835-8215 or visit the Membership Desk in the Visitor Center. Click here for membership hours. Each year of membership dues paid includes $4 for a one-year subscription to Keep Growing.