Friends of the Botanic Garden of Smith College

How do I become a Friend of the Botanic Garden?

Become a member as a Friend of the Botanic Garden by filling out a Friends Membership Form online or mailing in a printed Membership Form (PDF). You'll select your membership level on the form. They include:

  • $20  Smith student or recent alum (last 5 years) 
  • $50  Individual 
  • $100  Household 
  • $150  Contributor 
  • $250  Sustainer
  • $500  Benefactor
  • $1000  Patron 
  • $1500  Champion 

About the Friends of the Botanic Garden

The Friends of the Botanic Garden was founded in 1992 to support the collections and enhance the resources of the Lyman Conservatory and the campus gardens for the benefit of the college and the greater community.

The Friends sponsors lectures, workshops, symposia and trips, offering students, faculty and the community exposure to highly acclaimed professionals. The Friends also sponsors the botanic Garden's volunteer program and some of the summer interns. Additionally, local underfunded schools are able to bring their students on valued field trips through the Friends bus subsidy program.

Friends Membership Benefits - Our Thank You to our Members.

Being part of our community through your Friends membership is a gift to us. As a token of our appreciation, we offer our Friends:

  • Leaflet our annual magazine which includes articles by faculty, staff and students, beautiful photographs, and much more
  • Events listing mailed biannually right to your door
  • Special members-only hours at the Spring Bulb and Fall Chrysanthemum Shows
  • A 10% discount on Botanic Garden merchandise 
  • Free admission and discounts at 300 gardens around the country
  • Invitations to plant show preview parties, symposia, and receptions

Please note: All contributions to the Botanic Garden are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  And all alumnae receive class credit for Friends donations.

Become a part of our community. Become a member as a Friend of the Botanic Garden. Your Friends membership helps make everything we do possible, from maintaining our plant collection to working on conservation projects to hosting our biannual flower shows and lectures - and more.