Become a Member

Members of the San Antonio Botanical Garden enjoy exclusive benefits while putting the mission into action through educational, cultural, and environmental programming.

All Member Levels Enjoy

Membership benefits subject to change.​

Contact the Membership team by email at [email protected] or phone, 210.536.1407.

Membership Benefits and Levels

Individual

$65/One Year

Dual

$90/One Year | $9/Month

Family+

$115/One Year | $11.50/Month

Friend

$150/One Year | $15/Month

Contributor

$250/One Year | $25/Month

Patron

$500/One Year | $50/Month

Giving Circles

Members of The Perennials represent donors who are deeply invested in furthering the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s mission through conservation, education, exhibitions, public programming, and events.

Already a Member? download your digital membership card.

You can obtain your digital membership card(s) by downloading the free eMembership Card app from Google Play or the Apple store. In the app, simply search using your phone number or membership ID associated with your membership account and your last name. You can choose to download your digital card directly to your smartphone’s pay wallet or continue to access your digital card via the app. 

Vibrante

The Botanical Garden’s digital member magazine, inspired by the energy and life of its incredible natural surroundings.

Membership FAQ

Thank you for joining the San Antonio Botanical Garden and supporting the mission of inspiring people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Botanical Garden relies strongly on member support to successfully fulfill its mission. In a continual effort to provide an excellent member experience, the information below answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the Botanical Garden’s membership program.

Yes. The Botanical Garden’s Guest Experience team can apply the purchase price of an admission ticket toward one membership purchase. The value applied from an admission ticket purchase can be no higher than the price of the membership. To receive this credit, please visit the admissions kiosk before you leave the Botanical Garden.

Monthly membership subscriptions are a new option available for all general-level memberships. This requires payment by credit card, a minimum 12-month commitment, and opt-in to auto-renewal. Monthly membership subscriptions can be canceled ONLY AFTER COMPLETION of your 12-month commitment. To cancel your monthly membership subscription, please contact the membership office by calling 210.536.1407.

Your digital card(s) can be instantly obtained by downloading the free eMembership Card app from Google Play or the Apple store. From here, simply search using your phone number or membership ID associated with your membership account and your last name. You can choose to download your digital card directly to your personal Google or Apple Pay wallet or continue to access your digital card via the app. If you need assistance, please contact the membership office by calling 210.536.1407.

We're going green! We are no longer offering hard copy cards. You can obtain your digital membership card(s) by downloading the free eMembership Card app from Google Play or the Apple store. In the app, simply search using your phone number or membership ID associated with your membership account and your last name. You can choose to download your digital card directly to your smartphone's pay wallet or continue to access your digital card via the app. If you need assistance, please contact the membership office by calling 210.536.1407.

Memberships purchased the same day (online) are updated in our system immediately; you do not need to bring your printed email confirmation. If you did not download the digital membership card or opted out of receiving a digital membership card, our staff can easily look you up using a valid photo ID. Please allow up to 4 hours to download your digital card.

Yes! Your digital card bears the RAP (Reciprocal Admission Program) logo and is also accepted at a variety of other member Gardens. Reciprocal admission to over 345 other gardens and arboreta is free with San Antonio Botanical Garden Membership. For a list of reciprocal gardens, you can visit our page on your eMembership Card app and access this list anywhere, anytime.

Yes, membership benefits are non-transferrable. Verification of a member’s identity also helps the Guest Experience team from accepting lost or stolen cards and prevents fraud and loss of revenue that accompanies misuse. This process protects the viability of the Botanical Garden’s educational programming and helps keep the cost of membership affordable.

Yes, the number of specified adults on the membership equals the number of adults who can utilize member benefits. 

For a membership naming two or three adult members, one name change per membership year is allowed. This change may be requested of the Guest Experience team or by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407.

A valid photo ID is required for the Guest Experience team to verify membership. Up to one replacement hard copy membership card is available upon request at the admissions kiosk, by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407, or emailing [email protected]. Replacement cards will be mailed to the primary member.

Our digital card option is available to all members. To help conserve paper waste, please consider using your digital card as a replacement card option if lost.

Memberships to the Botanical Garden are considered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible donations and are non-refundable. We thank you for your support of the Garden.

Upgrades to membership may be made by a named adult member at the admissions kiosk, or by calling the membership office at 210.536.1407. The member may choose to:

  • Upgrade a membership to a higher level by paying the cost difference between the two membership values (expiration date remains the same) OR
  • Upgrade the membership to a higher level for a full year by paying full annual dues for the higher level (new expiration date will be one year after purchase).

Military discounts apply to memberships purchased by and for the eligible military personnel. Active, retired, and reserve personnel wishing to receive the 10% military discount must present a valid military ID at the time of purchase. These discounts apply only to memberships purchased for the military personnel member.

  • All children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Members' children and/or grandchildren up to 18 years of age enjoy free admission to the Botanical Garden (limit 10 per household).
  • Children ages 14-18 may use their parent/legal guardian’s membership card if they are named on the membership account.
  • To add your children and/or grandchildren to your Membership account, please call 210.536.1407 or let the kiosk know on your next visit. Please note that processing may take up to 5 business days.
  • Unaccompanied member children ages 14-18 will need to present their household’s membership card, identification card, or a driver's license to enter the Garden.
  • Unaccompanied non-member children ages 14-18 may pay admission to enter the Botanical Garden.

Monthly membership subscriptions are a new option available for all general-level memberships. This requires payment by credit card, a minimum 12-month commitment, and opt-in to auto-renewal. Monthly membership subscriptions can be canceled ONLY AFTER COMPLETION of your 12-month commitment. To cancel your monthly membership subscription, please contact the membership office by calling 210.536.1407.

Will I receive a ticket or pass to redeem my complimentary birthday admission?
No, there are no hard copy tickets or passes.
 
How do I redeem my complimentary birthday admission?
Just present a valid photo ID showing your birthday at the admissions kiosk.
 
When can I redeem my complimentary birthday admission?
You can redeem during the month of your birthday. For example, if your birthday is July 8, you have between July 1 and July 31 to redeem. Your complimentary birthday admission will not be eligible before or after the month of your birthday.
 
Can I use my complimentary birthday admission for a class, event, or program?
No, they are only valid for general Garden entry.