Membership Discounts

The Arboretum offers a 10% discount off any basic level of Arboretum membership for those eligible. Check if you qualify for a discounted membership.

A membership discount cannot be combined with other discounts.


  • Current faculty & staff of University of MN
  • Current members of University of MN Alumni Association
  • Current members of University of MN Retirees Association
  • Current members of MN State Horticultural Society
  • Educators (K-12)
  • Military and Veteran Households
  • Master Gardeners
  • Participants of any group events or tours at the Arboretum (valid on the day of the event only)
  • Members of a garden club or plant society if your organization holds a current Club/Society membership at the Arboretum
  • Staff of a Care Center if your organization holds a current Care Center membership at the Arboretum
  • Staff of a Business if your organization holds a current Business or Corporate membership at the Arboretum
  • People in need of a Limited Income Discount
  • Special discount code recipients

If you are not eligible for any of the above, please view our basic membership options.

Please Note: Any questions about online ordering or discount eligibility please call 612-301-1257 Monday - Friday


• 2 Free VIP Arboretum Admission Passes ($30 value)
• Better Homes & Gardens OR Martha Stewart Magazine Subscription
• Free admission to nearly 300 reciprocal gardens in the U.S.
• Subscription to Arboretum magazine, delivered bi-monthly
• Bi-Weekly exhibit and events email
• Free gardening and plant advice at the Yard & Garden Desk on weekends in the Oswald Visitor Center
• Discounts on Arboretum travel tours. Arboretum- sponsored trip to gardens in the U.S. and around the world
• 10% Discount on Cafe, Gift & Garden Store and AppleHouse purchases
• Double Discount Days in the Gift & Garden Store
• 10% Discount on private room rentals
• One 2 for 1 coupon for the Trumpet Creeper Tram Tour
• Reduced member price for classes PLUS a special $5 off selected class coupon

Categories of Membership

Solo, $54 (Regularly $60)
One adult named on member card receives admission and all benefits of membership. One member card issued. Gate fee charged for guests.

Duo, $90 (Regularly $100)
Two adults receive admission and all benefits of membership. Member card issued for each name on membership. Gate fee charged for guests.

Duo + 2, $112 (Regularly $125)
Two adults receive admission and all benefits of membership, plus free admission for two additional adult guests each visit. Member cards will be issued with both names on both cards.

Other Ways To Join

Call the Membership Office (612-301-1257) during regular business hours or email to have the form mailed to you.

IMPORTANT: Memberships are non-transferable. Please carry your membership card with you to show at the gatehouse for admission and for member discounts in the Gift Store and AppleHouse. Member plus guest may take advantage of reduced class fees. Only those adults named on the membership card may receive free services at the Yard & Garden Desk.