We encourage you to support Mountain Top Arboretum through membership, donations, planned giving, and special contributions in honor of family and friends. Your gifts help us to pursue our mission of horticulture, education, and environmental stewardship

Annual appeal

Help the Arboretum grow with your contributions—we can’t do it without you.
All donations will go directly toward :

  • Increasing our programming to inspire and educate visitors about the science of horticulture, water and land stewardship, and the cultivation of native plants.

  • Futher outreach and environmental education aimed at engaging local youth.

  • The completion of our system of six separate Rain Gardens that catch and filter water runoff, which will inspire and educate visitors about water and land stewardship, one of the important tenets of our mission.

  • The continued planting, care and showcasing of beautiful native shrubs, trees, grasses and flowers.

  • Growing our collaborations with local organizations such as Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District, Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, 23Arts Initiative, the Hunter Foundation, the Tannersville Library, Hudsonia and the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve.

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Contribute to the Capital Campaign for our new Education Center -- read more.


Become a member

Membership benefits, at all levels, include:

  • Free or discounted admission to MTA workshops and events.

  • Special events and tours for members.

  • Free or discounted admission and other privileges at nearly 200 arboreta, gardens and conservatories across the United States, Virgin Islands and Canada as part of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Programs.

Donations provide unrestricted funds that support everything from educational programming to the purchase of trees and shrubs. Your membership gift ensures that the Arboretum advances its mission to promote horticulture, education, and environmental stewardship. Donors are members of the Arboretum and receive benefits and privileges. Consider joining our community of supporters.

  • $25 Individual – your donation could help to purchase twenty-five Little Bluestem plugs, a native grass that grows in meadows and our spiral labyrinth.

  • $50 Family – your donation could help to purchase twenty-five flowering Butterfly Weed, a bright orange native flower that attracts monarch butterflies.

  • $100 Friend - your donation could help to purchase four Shadbush, the native shrub that blooms when the shad run upriver.

  • $500 Supporting – your donation could help to purchase four Paper Birch, an iconic mountain top tree.

  • $1,000 Patron - your donation could help to purchase a Hemlock Hedge for research in saving this forest giant from the invasive wooly adelgid.

  • $5,000 Benefactor – your donation could help to purchase and plant a grove of ten Sugar Maples, the fiery fall stalwart.

Become a Member

Gift memberships

Know a friend or family member who loves the Catskills, the environment, or horticulture? Give them the gift of membership to the Arboretum and share with them the beautiful landscapes, programs and educational opportunities offered here. A gift membership provides the recipient with membership benefits for one year. We will send a gift acknowledgement to you and a notification of the membership to the person(s) you designate.

Give the Gift of Membership

Special Gifts and Memorial Contributions

Commemorative gifts are a meaningful way to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries or to honor and remember a family member or friend. The Mountain Top Arboretum accepts contributions in any amount in honor of an individual or organization. Acknowledgement letters are sent to the donor and to the gift recipient or their family. All gift amounts are confidential.




Planned gifts can be customized to an individual’s needs and may maximize estate, income and gift tax benefits to the donor. Please contact us for further information.



If you prefer to join via US mail, please print the Membership Form and mail it in with your payment to: Mountain Top Arboretum / PO Box 379 / Tannersville, NY 12485.


Tax exempt Status

The Mountain Top Arboretum is a non-profit corporation formed under the laws of the State of New York.  Further, the Arboretum is qualified as a tax exempt organization under the Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue, making contributions to the Arboretum tax deductible as permitted by law. The Arboretum prepares an Annual Report which is submitted for approval to its Board of Directors, a copy of which can be obtained upon written request.



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