You will be transferred to our secure payment processor, which is PayPal, where you may chose your method of payment. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to do this, nor will PayPal retain any of your information. When you have made payment you will be returned to The Friends web site. Note: This process sometimes refers to your membership as an "order".
FIRST: Read the membership premium note below.
Second - Select the membership level from the drop-down box; select an electronic (email) newsletter or paper newsletter; and tell us about any volunteer opportunities you want to hear about.
THEN click on the "Join us" button to start your new membership. (you may change your membership level any year upon renewal). You will be given the option to pay via credit card, debit card, bank account or PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do this. It may take several seconds for the PayPal site to load. PayPal requires that you have an email address to use their process as that is how they issue receipts.
Once you have chosen your membership level and are on the PayPal site, click the "CONTINUE SHOPPING" link and you will return to this page where you can select a donation and then click the "Add to Cart" button.
You can cancel the entire process at the bottom of the Checkout Page.
Membership gift: Join at the $25 level and receive this booklet "From the Friends to a Friend".
This small pocket-size 22 page booklet is 3-1/3" wide and 2-5/8" high and contains 25 photos of popular native plants in the Garden plus 4 landscape photos.
If you are joining at the level of $100 or above you will receive a copy of our "Garden Paths" book. At the Life Member level you will receive a copy of our book "Beyond the Garden Gates".
Become a Life Member and receive a copy of our book "Beyond the Garden Gate", which was produced for the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of The Friends in 2012. The book is hard cover, with 36 pages of photos of plants and landscapes of the Garden arranged by season. Size is 8-1/2" high by 11" wide.
Details of each premium here: Premiums Page.
Consider buying Martha Hellander's book The Wild Gardener. Details here.
Questions on membership? E-mail Us
An acknowledgment of membership will be sent to you. Renewal membership forms will be mailed to you when your annual membership expires. (or e-mailed if you are on the e-mail contact list)