Become a Member RIGHT NOW!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  Become a Member today OR make a gift ... and you'll not only get a whole year's worth of benefits, you'll get the knowledge that you are helping to spur the restoration of a historic landscape AND maintain our beauty FREE to everyone!

Garden Members enjoy free and discounted admission to classes, concerts, and select events; exclusive Members-only events; an invitation to the annual Members party; discounted rental facilities; reciprocal admission and discounts at more than 200 gardens throughout the country; and many more special privileges.

For a list or participating gardens, arboreta and conservatories, please visit: The American Horticultural Society's Website about the Reciprocal Admission Program. 

The Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum is a 501(C)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Membership Levels
Member Name

Neighbor/Student $25
Live or work in the 37914 zip code? Enjoy discounted membership with our “good neighbor” program. Benefits at the Individual level are available to anyone with a 37914 zip code for only $25 annually. This rate is also extended to students (from any zip code) with a valid school ID.

Individual $35 / Family – $50
Subscription to Through the Garden Door, the KBGA member newsletter
Email notification of class & special event schedule
Special invitations to “members-only” events
Member discounts on classes, workshops & gift shop merchandise
Free admission at more than 200 gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide

Avid Gardener – $100
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Invitation for two to annual members’ party
Recognition in newsletter (once per year)

Photographer – $100
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Invitation for two to annual members’ party
Recognition in newsletter (once per year)
Special Benefits Include: Name and website listed on KBGA Website
Use of KBGA Grounds for commercial use (See Photography Policy) 

Stone Wall Club – $250
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Discounted rental of Garden Club Room

Circle of Cedars – $500
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Personal “Behind the Scenes” Garden Tour (during regular business hours)
Complimentary KBGA merchandise 

Howell Society – $1000+
All benefits listed at the Circle of Cedars level, PLUS
Subscription to your choice of selected garden-related magazines
Complimentary use of Garden Club Room once per year (subject to availability)
Discounted rental of Garden facilities for weddings/special events
Two tickets to annual Howell Society party

Greenhouse Guild – $2500+
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Complimentary use of Garden Club Room twice per year (subject to availability)
Advance notification/pre-sale opportunities for special events, classes and concerts
Access to KBGA Garden Staff Hotline for assistance with gardening questions

Sweetwater Red Society – $5000+
All benefits listed above, PLUS
Complimentary use of Garden Club Room once per quarter (subject to availability)
On-site consultation with a Master Gardener or KBGA Senior Garden Staff
Complimentary registration for classes & workshops (advance registration required; material fees may apply; subject to availability; not valid on concerts and special events)
A Sweetwater Red Dogwood for your garden – connecting our garden with yours

Additional benefits are available for donors who choose to give above this level. Corporate and group memberships are also available. For personal assistance, please call 865-862-8718.

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