Chicago Botanic Garden

Support Us — Membership

Organizational and Professional Memberships


Unique memberships designed with special benefits for your profession.

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.

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 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.