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Benefits of Friends Membership

As part of your membership, you’ll also receive many great benefits, including:

  •     Advanced entry to the Fall and Spring Plant Sales
  •     A 10% discount in the Garden gift shop
  •     Invitations to members-only special events
  •     The Garden's Gate newsletter, mailed every season
  •     Monthly Friends e-mail updates on garden happenings and events
  •     Discounts on Garden education programs
  •     Reciprocal admission to nearly 300 other gardens in the United States, as part of the AHS Reciprocal Program
  •     At some giving levels, you’ll also enjoy a 10% discount in the gift shop at the Bob Campbell Geology Museum.

Visit the American Horticultural Society website for more information on the Reciprocal Program.ahs


Membership Levels

  • Hosta (individual): $45/year; includes all benefits listed above and admission for 1 to the Preview Plant Sales; 100% tax deductible
  • Holly (family): $60/year; includes all benefits listed above and admission for 2 to the Preview Plant Sales; 100% tax deductible
  • Camellia (family): $100/year; includes all benefits listed above, admission for 2 to the Preview Plant Sales; Dual membership with the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (which includes a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop)
  • Maple (family): $250/year; includes all benefits listed above, admission for 2 to the Preview Plant Sales and 2 guest passes; Dual membership with the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (which includes a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop)
  • Magnolia (family): $500/year; includes all benefits listed above, admission for 2 to the Preview Plant Sales and 4 guest passes; Dual membership with the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (which includes a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop) 
  • Patron (family): $1000+/year; includes all benefits listed above, admission for 2 to the Preview Plant Sales and 4 guest passes; a Holly membership to share; a free two-hour rental of the Carriage House or Hayden Conference Center; Dual membership with the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (which includes a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop)

To join by mail, send a check (made to the CU Foundation) or send credit card information to SCBG Friends, SC Botanical Garden, 150 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634-0174

To join by phone, call the South Carolina Botanical Garden at 864-656-3405, and pay by credit card.

To join online, visit Clemson's online giving page for the Garden and follow instructions to log in.

Any questions concerning the Friends program should be addressed to Angel Perkins, Business Manager, at 864-656-3405 or perkin8@clemson.edu.


Give the Gift of Membership!

For birthdays, Mother's Day or any occasion, give a gift that lasts the whole year. Support the Garden and delight your friends and family with gift memberships to the SC Botanical Garden.

Your gift recipients will enjoy early admission to the Plant Sales, earning discounts on education programs, receiving the Garden's Gate newsletter and invitations to members-only events, as well as knowing that they are supporting 295 acres of beautiful plant areas, woodlands and trails.

Give a gift that truly means something. Purchase your Garden gift memberships today.