Conservancy Membership

Membership Benefits (In addition to those listed with the levels below)

  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Early admission on Saturday mornings during the month of September. Click Here to learn more
  • Reciprocal admission to more than 300 botanic gardens and arboreta across North America through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. For a list of participating gardens, click here

Membership Levels:

Individual • $50/year

  • One year of free admission for 1 adult

Dual / Individual Plus Children • $65/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults OR 1 adult plus children or grandchildren 17 and under

Family • $80/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under

Supporter: $125/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 1 guest per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social

Contributor: $250/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 2 guests per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social

Benefactor: $500/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 4 guests per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social

Garden Sustainer: $1,200/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 4 guests per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social and other Conservancy events
  • 2 Starlight Social tickets

Garden Patron: $2,400/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 4 guests per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social and other Conservancy events
  • 4 Starlight Social tickets

Director’s Circle: $5,000/year

  • One year of free admission for 2 adults plus children or grandchildren 17 and under plus 6 guests per visit
  • Recognition at the annual Starlight Social and other Conservancy events
  • 6 Starlight Social tickets

Member Highlights

“I love that being a member allows access to other gardens.” -Lilah

While she was introduced to the garden by her parents, Lilah became a member during the pandemic in order to get outside more and have a place to apply her photography skills. Lilah specializes in macro photography and specifically enjoys capturing wildlife and plants. On her visits, you can typically find her in the Prehistoric Garden or checking out the koi ponds. Lilah has used her membership to receive reciprocal admissions to the Dallas Arboretum and the Wildflower Center. You can find more of her nature photography on her social media pages CTSNaturePhotography.

“The views are amazing.  You’re in a wilderness setting with views of downtown at the same time. “ -Curt

While he is originally from Virginia, Curt has been attending the Zilker Botanical Garden as a resident for 35 years. As a member, he enjoys visiting the garden once a month where he uses an app to listen to and identify the wide variety of birds that can be found here. Having lived in Japan, Curt finds himself drawn to the Japanese Gardens and loves that this is a dog-friendly location.

“Every garden has a story! Isamu Taniguchi building a garden dedicated to peace, an Ornithomimid dinosaur making tracks, a 180-year-old cabin that once housed a family of 10, butterflies, cacti, and water conservation, I like it all!”
Marion

Marion originally learned about the Garden via an article in the American Statesman about Molly Ogorzaly, who had been recently hired as Director of Education. Over the years, Marion has led a multitude of docent tours for visitors of all ages. Since starting as a docent in 1995, Marion later became a member of the Travis County Master Gardener Association in 1999, and joined the Austin Area Garden Council as Vice President- Education in 2005. She then served as Vice President- Public Affairs, and eventually became the President of the organization. Marion was on the team that set up the Conservancy to bring in more support for ZBG and helped recruit the first board members. She also appreciates the many garden clubs of the Austin Area Garden Center who are doing great work of gardening education and support for this beautiful garden.