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Your membership ensures that the Arboretum advances its mission to promote horticulture, education, and environmental stewardship in the Northern Catskills. Membership donations provide unrestricted funds that support everything from educational programming to the purchase of trees and native shrubs. Consider joining our community of supporters.

Membership benefits, at all levels, include:

  • Free or discounted admission to year-round programs and events.

  • Special events and tours exclusively 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.

Membership Levels:

  • $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.

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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.

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