Rutgers Gardens Membership


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Rutgers Gardens is an independent, non-profit organization supported by membership, donations, endowments and a group of dedicated volunteers.  We are one of the few botanical gardens that do not have a visitor fee and are open 365 days a year.  You are welcome to come as often as you like to enjoy our "living museum" with its large array of gardens and plant collections.

Your support will help provide the necessary funding for the Gardens program of education in horticulture and garden- related topics for the homeowner, make certain that these programs continue to exist and benefit the community in the future. In return, we offer many wonderful membership benefits.


Primary Membership Privileges

10% discount on classes and workshops
10% discount at the Potting Shed Gift Shop
Discounts at area retail partners
Invitation to the Spring Flower Fair Preview Sale & Rare Plant Auction (must join or renew by May 2, 2014)
You will recieve the following number of tickets based on your Membership level:

Level # of Tickets
Friend 1
Dual, Family, Sponsor 2
Benefactor, Patron 4
Garden Club 6

Free admission to the Open House in July
Free admission to the Fall Festival in October
Free admission to Walks and Talks each month
Privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories who participate in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (AHS)

Membership Levels

Level Cost Features
Friend $45 Primary privileges for one individual
Dual $60 Primary privileges for two individuals residing at the same address
Family $75 Primary privileges for two adults and two children
10% discount on summer camp and children's programs
Garden Club $225 Primary privileges for any six (6) members of a specific Garden Club
10% discount on an educational presentation by the Gardens Director
Sponsor $150 All the benefits of a Family level membership
10% discount at the Spring Flower Fair Preview and Sale
Members-Only Gardens Tour and Fireside Chat in December
Access to horticulture experts with your plant questions
Benefactor $500 All the benefits of a Sponsor level membership
Two (2) tickets to the Gardens Gala in September
Patron $1000 All the benefits of a Sponsor level
Four (4) tickets to the Gardens Gala in September
Friend level membership to give as a gift

Become a member today!

Rutgers Gardens accepts Visa/MasterCard payments for membership fees. Rutgers University processes all credit cards payments via the ScholarChip payment site. You will automatically be re-directed to this secure site where you will enter your credit card information. Once you have submitted your order you will receive a confirmation e mail.

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Print and send our Membership Form to:
Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax: 732-932-7060

Give the Gift of the Gardens.

Please call 732.932.8451 to send a gift membership to someone.