Become a Member of the Scott Associates!

Since 1971, the Associates of the Scott Arboretum have supported the goals of the Arboretum. Join to help support educational efforts and horticultural activities and enjoy many benefits.

Membership dues cover 12 months from the date you join. For those who wish to support the Arboretum’s goals with a more substantial contribution, we offer a choice of categories:

  • $10 College Student (copy of ID required)
  • $40 Individual
  • $55 Dual
  • $75 Contributor
  • $125 Organization
  • $150 Sponsor
  • $250 Benefactor
  • $500 Patron
  • $1000 Director’s Circle
  • $3000 Philanthropist

Membership Levels & Benefits


All membership categories receive:
  • Admittance to gardening lectures featuring renowned speakers who offer insights on a variety of gardening topics.
  • Ticket(s) to Garden Day, an annual tour of private gardens.
  • The Hybrid, the Arboretum’s quarterly newsletter, with useful information on new plants and gardening trends. See a sample issue.
  • Invitations to the Spring Celebration, Fall Celebration, and other special events.
  • Two plant dividends per year.
  • Special mailings such as two Schedules of Events each year, announcements of special events, and conference brochures.
  • Free guided walks through the Arboretum highlighting plants of seasonal interest.
  • Eligibility to go on trips to some of the great public and private gardens of the world with Arboretum staff.
  • Borrowing privileges in the Arboretum’s horticultural library, with subscriptions to over 50 periodicals, 100 newsletters, and more than 1,000 volumes devoted to horticulture.
  • Volunteer opportunities to work in the Arboretum’s gardens, greenhouse, or at special events.
  • Discounts on events, tours, workshops, and trips.
  • Admittance to the Members Plant Exchange, a plant swap held each spring.
  • Discounts at local garden centers and businesses.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Community Gardening Program

Sponsor members also receive

  • An invitation to the Special Member event each year such as a garden party in an acclaimed private garden.
  • Ten custom-made plant identification labels.

Benefactor, Patron, Director’s Circle, and Philanthropist members also receive:

  • Borrowing privileges for an embossing label-maker for one week per year. Labels are free.
  • A choice of $40 workshop credit coupon or Individual gift membership.

Director’s Circle, and Philanthropist Members also receive:

  • Annually receive 100 embossed metal plant tags

Organization members receive:

  • One free custom-designed tour at the Arboretum or lecture offered by an Arboretum staff member per year.
  • $5 discount to first-time memberhip in the Associates of the Scott Arboretum for members of an organization with Organization membership. (Call 610-328-8025 to receive discount.)
  • Hybrid, the Arboretum’s quarterly newsletter.
  • Schedule of Events, the Arboretum’s program guide