Friend of the National Fund Memberships

The National Fund completed its primary mission of building the National Garden in 2006. After the National Garden opening, the National Fund launched a Friend of the National Fund membership program in 2008 in order to raise money for educational programs at the United States Botanic Garden. When you join, your membership will directly help the USBG be a national leader in conservation, sustainability and education.

New Annual Renewal Policy

On January 1st, 2016 the National Fund transitioned to an annual renewal policy. Renewals will now be processed once a year on January 1st rather than on a rolling basis. Membership terms will therefore run from January through December of each calendar year.

New members are very welcome to join at any point throughout the year, however, you will be asked to renew on January 1
st of the following year. 

Please note that full membership benefits and access to members only events, such as the Cocktails in the Garden, are not affected if you join after the January 1st renewal deadline. 

Please contact friend@nfusbg.org or call (202)225-1281 with any questions.

Benefits of Becoming a Friend of the National Fund

The National Fund hosts a variety of events throughout the year to benefit our members and constituents, raise support and awareness for the USBG, and bring together our unique community to enjoy this green oasis at the foot of our nation's capital.

Capitol Friend: $1,000 per year

Five complimentary guest admissions to the Spring and Holiday receptions
Discounted registration fees for programs sponsored by the USBG
Quarterly USBG Calendar of Events

National Friend: $500 per year

Three complimentary guest admissions to the Spring and Holiday receptions
Discounted registration fees for programs sponsored by the USBG
Quarterly USBG Calendar of Events

First Friend: $250 per year

One complimentary guest admission to the Spring and Holiday receptions
Discounted registration fees for programs sponsored by the USBG
Quarterly USBG Calendar of Events

Junior Friend (For First Friends under 40): $150 per year

One complimentary guest admission to the Spring and Holiday receptions
Discounted registration fees for programs sponsored by the USBG
Quarterly USBG Calendar of Events

Friend: $75 per year

Invitation to the Holiday reception
Discounted registration fees for programs sponsored by the USBG
Quarterly USBG Calendar of Events 

How do I join or renew my membership?

Your membership is critical to our success. Click on the link below to join or renew your membership! 

If you wish to mail in your membership, please print and fill out a Membership Form. Please make your check or money order payable to NFUSBG.

Mail your completed form to the following address: National Fund for the USBG 245 First Street,SW Washington, DC 20024

How do I give a gift of membership?

Give your friends or loved ones a gift they can enjoy throughout the year. As with personal memberships, you can select from the levels and corresponding benefits listed above. Use the button below to purchase a gift membership. 

Membership Terms and Conditions

The National Fund is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All memberships are tax-deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. Membership term is 12 months in length.

Questions about membership?

You can contact us at 202-225-1281 or friend@nfusbg.org.