Society of Fellows

The Society of Fellows is a committed group of garden enthusiasts who support our mission at a higher level.

Fellows are afforded all of the benefits of our general membership program plus much more, including invitations to attend exclusive garden-study tours, as well as seminars and special events that showcase gardens and landscapes unique to the United States or abroad. Participants learn from renowned horticulturists, designers, and historians, and enjoy gracious hosting in private homes and public institutions.

View our Fellows brochure to learn more.

For information about joining the Society of Fellows, contact Bridget Connors at  845.424.6500. 

Society of Fellows Levels:

Sponsor: $1,500-$2,499

Membership benefits include:

  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours in the United States;
  • Invitations to day trips, lectures, the annual Garden Conservancy holiday party, and other Fellows events;
  • Unlimited complimentary tickets to Open Days gardens;
  • Free admission to select preservation projects;
  • Recognition in Garden Conservancy annual report;
  • Subscription to the Garden Conservancy News and special Fellows communications.

Become a Sponsor >

Patron: $2,500–$4,999

Membership benefits include:

  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours across the world;
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours in the United States;
  • Complimentary Garden Conservancy family membership for a friend;
  • Invitations to day trips, lectures, the annual Garden Conservancy holiday party, and other Fellows events;
  • Unlimited complimentary tickets to Open Days gardens;
  • Free admission to select preservation projects; Recognition in Garden Conservancy annual report;
  • Subscription to the Garden Conservancy newsletter and special Fellows communications.

Become a Patron >

President’s Circle: $5,000–$9,999

Membership benefits include:

  • Private tour of preservation garden (at the request of Fellow)
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours across the world;
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours in the United States;
  • Complimentary Garden Conservancy family membership for a friend;
  • Invitations to day trips, lectures, the annual Garden Conservancy holiday party, and other Fellows events;
  • Unlimited complimentary tickets to Open Days gardens;
  • Free admission to select preservation projects;
  • Recognition in Garden Conservancy annual report;
  • Subscription to the Garden Conservancy newsletter and special Fellows communications.

Join the President's Circle >

Chairman’s Circle: $10,000–$19,999

Membership benefits include:

  • Early priority registration for international garden-study tours;
  • Private tour of preservation garden (at the request of Fellow);
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours across the world;
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours in the United States;
  • Complimentary Garden Conservancy family membership for a friend;
  • Invitations to day trips, lectures, the annual Garden Conservancy holiday party, and other Fellows events;
  • Unlimited complimentary tickets to Open Days gardens;
  • Free admission to select preservation projects;
  • Recognition in Garden Conservancy annual report;
  • Subscription to the Garden Conservancy newsletter and special Fellows communications.

Join the Chairman's Circle >

Founder's Circle: $20,000+

Membership benefits include:

  • Early priority registration for international garden-study tours;
  • Private tour of preservation garden; (at the request of Fellow);
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours across the world;
  • Invitations to Fellows garden-study tours in the United States;
  • Complimentary Garden Conservancy family membership for a friend;
  • Invitations to day trips, lectures, the annual Garden Conservancy holiday party, and other Fellows events;
  • Unlimited complimentary tickets to Open Days gardens;
  • Free admission to select preservation projects;
  • Recognition in Garden Conservancy annual report;
  • Subscription to the Garden Conservancy newsletter and special Fellows communications.

Join the Founder's Circle >

Fellows Portal

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Exclusive benefit of our Society of Fellows program: eligibility to join our customized Garden-Study Tours across the country and beyond.

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