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Join Friends along the garden path and cultivate your love of gardening . . .

Join or renew online using a credit card
Download a membership renewal form to print and mail

What is the UDBG?
The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens is an outside laboratory and classroom in which studies in horticulture, landscape design, wildlife ecology, water quality, plant pathology, and entomology are pursued through experiential learning. UDBG maintains a diverse living plant collection that stimulates and engages, with more than 3,000 species and cultivars of plants. UDBG provides a welcoming environment for visitors to learn.

Who are the UDBG Friends?
The UDBG Friends play a vital part in funding, volunteering, and helping with the further development of the UDBG. The Friends help UDBG establish and expand programs in research, education, and environmental stewardship. Anyone with a lively interest in learning about gardening, design, or nature, is encouraged to join. As a member of UDBG Friends, you are a partner in the future of the gardens.

What are the benefits of membership in the UDBG Friends?
Basic Membership Benefits
– Free admission to UDBG semi-annual meeting & lecture
– Friends-only Shopping Day at Spring Plant Sale
– Discounted admission to events open to the public
– Reciprocal admission privileges to over 225 public gardens and arboreta through the American Horticultural Society
– The opportunity to support a growing organization

– Subscription to UDBG Friends newsletter (3x/yr)

$10 Student Membership Benefits ($10 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits

$40 Individual Membership Benefits ($19.50 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 1 person
– 2 herbaceous plant dividends per year (1 spring; 1 fall)

$60 Family Membership Benefits ($34.50 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 2 adults in same household
– 4 herbaceous plant dividends per year (2 spring; 2 fall)

$85 Nonprofit/Garden Club Membership Benefits ($65.00 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 1 representative of nonprofit/garden club
– 2 herbaceous plant dividends per year (1 in spring; 1 in fall)
– 1 free guided garden tour per year

$185 Sustaining Membership Benefits ($154.50 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 2 adults in same household
– 6 herbaceous plant dividends per year

$500 Benefactor Membership Benefits ($449.50 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 2 adults
– Choice herbaceous and/or woody plant dividends

$1,000 or above DIRECTOR'S FRIEND Benefits ($934.50 tax deductible)
– Basic Membership benefits for 2 adults
– Personal garden tour with Director
– Connoisseur plant dividends

How to join?
Join or renew online using a credit card
Download a membership renewal form to print and mail to:
UDBG
152 Townsend Hall
University of Delaware
Newark DE 19716

Make checks payable to ‘UD’

Membership begins in the month your application is received. For more information, call Melinda Zoehrer at 302-831-0153 or email at mzoehrer@udel.edu

 

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University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153