Membership FAQs

Membership Benefits

What does my Atlanta Botanical Garden membership include?

  • Free unlimited admission for 12 months to the Atlanta and Gainesville Gardens during regular hours
  • Free and reduced admission to special Garden events and exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews
  • Discounts on educational programs and in the Garden Gift Shop
  • Discounts at select area garden centers and retailers
  • Bonus visits on 5 and 11 use multi-visit parking passes
  • Reciprocal privileges with more than 345 gardens, arboreta and conservatories
  • Guest passes for one-time use during regular hours
  • Subscription to Clippings, the member newsletter
  • Early purchase period and discounts on Garden Lights, Holiday Nights tickets

Which businesses offer a discount to Atlanta Botanical Garden members?

A 10% discount is offered at Garden*Hood, North Georgia Native Plant Nursery, Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm, Randy’s Perennials and Water Gardens and Pike Nurseries. You must present a valid membership card to receive your discount.

May I visit other gardens with my Atlanta Botanical Garden membership?

Yes! The Atlanta Botanical Garden is a member of the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program. Your Garden membership offers benefits at more than 345 gardens, arboretums and conservatories in North America and the Cayman Islands.

View the list of participating venues and the specific benefits they offer. Present your current membership card when you arrive at a participating garden.

Please note: The 90 mile exclusion rule stipulates that gardens within 90 miles of each other will not offer reciprocal benefits.

Membership Cards

How do I obtain my membership card and guest passes?

As of March 1, 2023, the Garden has transitioned to digital members cards via eMembership Card by InfiCare Technologies (Museum Anywhere), a free mobile app. For more details and step-by-step instructions to download your digital card and shareable guest passes, please click here.

If you cannot access digital cards and guest passes and/or if you prefer physical cards and guest passes to be mailed to you, please submit a request form.

What is my member number?

As of March 2, 2023, all current members, lapsed members, and previous members from 2018 to present have been sent an email containing a new and permanent Membership ID#. Your Membership ID# will remain the same throughout your membership years, even if you have periods in which your membership lapses. Please use your Membership ID# and the last name of the primary cardholder on the verification page before you renew, purchase tickets, register for classes, or RSVP online for member events. If you misplace your Membership ID#, you will be able to retrieve it on the verification page using the email address you have shared with the Garden. Please help us to keep our records precise by using your Membership ID# at renewal, and for all of your online member needs- this prevents the creation and confusion of duplicate member records.

I don't have my card. How can I obtain my member number?

Find your current member number here. You may also call Member Services at 404-591-1539 or email us at during regular office hours from Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For weekend assistance between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., please call 404-876-5859.

Please note: On February 27, 2023, all members will receive an email with a new and permanent Membership ID#. Learn more.

How do I get a replacement card?

For digital cards, please refer to the answer to Question 1 in this section. If you want to request a replacement physical membership card, please submit your request here.

I have other questions regarding my membership card(s) and guests passes - who do I contact?

For additional questions, you may call Member Services at 404-591-1539 or email us at during regular office hours from Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For weekend assistance between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., please call 404-876-5859.

Guest Passes

When and how will I receive the guest passes that come with my membership?

As of early March 2023, the Garden is transitioning to digital member cards via eMembership Card by InfiCare Technologies (Museum Anywhere), a free mobile app that comes with a number of exciting benefits, including your guest passes. Learn more.

Do I have to be with my guests when they use their guest passes?

Guests may visit on their own using member guest passes. The name and address portion on the pass must be completed by the user before it will be accepted.

Are guest passes valid at all times?

Guest passes may only be used during regular operating hours. They are not valid for special events. Regular operating hours include Cocktails in the Garden and Fest-of-Ale in Atlanta and Gainesville. 

Seasonal Hours of Operation

Please go to for current seasonal hours and time of last entry. To see current hours for the Gainesville location, click on Gainesville in the top right corner.

*Hours may vary due to special events

Are guest passes valid for Garden Lights, Holiday Nights?

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is a special event outside of the Gardens’ regular operating hours. It is a public ticketed event and not a member event. Members may purchase tickets at a discounted rate.

Are guest passes valid during the Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Member Premiere?

The Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Member Premiere is an exclusive member event, and guest passes are not valid. However, members may purchase as many discounted tickets as they need in order to bring family and friends.

Are guest passes valid during the summer exhibition Member Premiere?

Guest passes are not valid during the summer exhibition Member Premiere. For all membership levels (including Individual), we permit two adults and up to eight children (3-17) to attend. Non-members are welcome to purchase a membership to attend Member Premieres.

Are guest passes valid during member evenings?

Yes! Guest passes are accepted for member evenings. Non-members are welcome to purchase a membership to attend member evenings.

Member Events

Where do I find out about member events?

View a list of upcoming member events online. Additionally, events are listed in Clippings, which you may receive by mail or view online.

Membership Level Benefits

Must a Dual membership or above have two names listed?

A second name is not required, but you can always bring a guest with you. If one name is listed, you will receive one card; if two names are listed you will receive two cards with both names listed.

If one named member is visiting and the other is not, you may bring a guest. If both named members are visiting, you must use a guest pass for any additional guests.

Who is covered under a Family membership and above?

Memberships at the Family Level and above cover two adults and up to eight children/grandchildren ages 3-17. Children under three are free.

Can my live-at-home college student use my membership?

Any child over 17 is not included in your membership and must use a guest pass, unless that child is listed as the second name on your membership.

At what age can my children/grandchildren visit the Garden unaccompanied by an adult?

At the Family level and above, children/grandchildren must be 16 to visit the Garden unaccompanied by an adult. If the child brings a guest, they must use a guest pass to cover the guests’ admission.

What is the benefit of a Family Plus membership?

The Family Plus membership and above allows a caregiver (Nanny, Babysitter, Grandma/Grandpa, etc.) to bring the members’ children/grandchildren to the Garden in their place, even if two adults are named on the membership.

Give your card to the caregiver for the day. If your caregiver wants to bring a guest, they must use a guest pass to cover the guests’ admission. Please note that caregivers are not allowed to visit without the children unless they are the named secondary on the membership.

I have a Family Plus membership, but I have not received my Botanical Express Ride on Train Tickets. When will I receive them?

Botanical Express ride on train tickets are mailed in late October or early November before the train’s first date of operation for the holiday season. The tickets include the dates and times the train will be operating.

Does the Garden offer a senior, student or teacher discount on memberships?

The Garden does not offer a senior, student or teacher discount on memberships at this time.

Does the Garden offer a military discount?

The Garden offers a $5 discount on daily admission for up to four tickets. The Garden does not currently offer a military discount on memberships at this time. The Gainesville Garden offers 10% off of a daily admission ticket.

Are memberships refundable?

Memberships are non-refundable.  If you are relocating, you may still receive benefits at over 345 gardens through the American Horticultural Society reciprocal program by showing a current Atlanta Botanical Garden membership card.  Also, if you are unable to use the remainder of your membership, you may transfer it to a friend, colleague, or family member so that they may enjoy its benefits for the duration of the membership term.  To transfer a membership to another name, contact Member Services directly at (404) 591-1544.

Is my membership tax deductible?

A portion of your membership gift is tax-deductible. Tax-deductible amounts are listed below.

Individual 1 year: $57
Individual 2 years: $95
Dual 1 year: $69
Dual 2 years: $115
Family 1 year: $33
Family Plus 1 year: $63
Family 2 years: $41
Family Plus 2 years: $95
Contributing 1 year: $62
Contributing 2 years: $79
Supporting 1 year: $106
Supporting 2 years: $137
Donor 1 year: $225
Donor 2 years: $330
Director’s Club 1 year: $673
Director’s Club 2 years: $1,106

Arbor Circle 1 year: $2,147
Arbor Circle 2 years: $3,694

Magnolia Circle 1 year: $4,889
Magnolia Circle 2 years: $7,858

Orchid Circle 1 year: $10,621
Orchid Circle 2 years: $18,842


Do you offer free or discounted parking?

View current parking rates online. You may purchase a multi-visit parking pass in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gift Shop to receive a discount on regular parking rates.

The current parking rate is $3/hour with a maximum of $30/day, versus $5 per use for a 6 visit parking pass with no time limit on your daily visit. Your uses do not expire and members receive bonus visits when purchasing 5 or 11 uses.

Multi-visit parking passes cannot be purchased or reloaded online. Visit the Garden Gift Shop for details on purchasing a new pass or reloading your current one. If your pass is lost or stolen, contact Member Services directly at: 404-591-1544 for a replacement parking pass. Please note that a parking pass does not guarantee you a parking space.

Occasionally during popular events, the SAGE Parking Facility may close for short periods of time until spaces become available. When that occurs, please seek legal off-street parking near the Garden. Alternate modes of transportation are encouraged, i.e. rideshare, taxi, etc.

Atlanta is served by the MARTA transit system. Bus #27 stops at the main entrance at 1345 Piedmont Avenue. Bus #27 may be boarded at either the Midtown or Lindbergh Center train stations.

Matching Grants

Is my membership eligible for a matching grant?

Matching grants are a great way for organizations to support the mission of the Garden. Check to see if your employer participates in matching gifts. Please note: matching gifts typically cannot be used to upgrade your membership.



Contact the Garden Membership Team

For additional questions, please contact Member Services at 404-591-1539 or Your call may be forwarded to the Garden’s call center, or you may be prompted to leave a message. Every effort is made to return calls promptly.

Sometimes messages may not record clearly. If you do not hear from Garden staff within 24 hours, please call again. Membership business hours are Monday – Friday,9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Any calls received after 5 p.m. or on holidays will be returned the next business day.

Keep Us Updated

If you do not receive your seasonal Clippings or Member Event postcard by mail, or email event reminders, your on-file contact information may be incorrect. Please call or email to confirm or update your information.


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