Make a gift to the Friends of Botanic Gardens today to spark a love of plants for a lifetime!

Grow your impact with us

Your generous giving helps us remain free and open to all, host free tours, school field trips and educational programs, and spark a love of plants and the environment for all students and visitors. We depend on the support of voluntary donations of any amount, annual and recurring gifts, and bequests, to support our mission. Thank you for making a difference!

Click here to make a gift online

In the pull-down menu, choose designation: "Friends of Botanic Gardens".
For affiliation, you may choose "Friend".

To donate by check, please mail a check payable to "WCBG Friends" to:

Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

We can also accept check or cash donations in-person, in the donation box at the WCBG Visitor Center.

To contribute in other ways, please contact us at

How your gift makes a difference:

Your contribution to the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens helps us:

  • Offer free admissions and a rich variety of public programs, workshops, classes, tours and field trips
  • Train our student and volunteer docents who lead free guided tours for all ages
  • Strengthen the Botanic Gardens' plant and garden diversity
  • Create educational displays, media, and resources for visitors
  • Encourage interest in plants and the environment using the resources of the Botanic Gardens
  • Fund student employment and internship programs that enrich students' knowledge and provide vital assistance to staff.
  • Host College events for prospective and current students, alumnae, faculty, and staff
  • Support initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice throughout the gardens
  • Support sustainability initiatives including going all-electric with our landscape equipment/vehicles!
  • Funds student research grants, course-related field trips, books, and more!
  • Please note: We discontinued participation in the AHS Reciprocal Admissions program in 2020, and therefore this is not a current benefit. Thanks for your understanding. We offer free admission to all who visit Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, and encourage your support of other gardens.
  • You may join to our email list to receive news and announcements

Gift recognition

Friend: any amount (no gift required - all supporters who connect with us are considered Friends)
Contributor: $50 or more
Young Alum Contributor: $15 or more
Patron: $500 or more
Durant Society - Visit this link to learn about the benefits of becoming a Durant Society level donor
Supporter $2500 or more
Alum (6-10 years out) $1000 or more
Alum (1-5 years out) $500 or more

WCBG Friends is one of several Friends groups at Wellesley College. Find out about other Friends groups. You are encouraged to contribute to any and all the Friends groups that interest you, or The Wellesley Fund to fund areas of greatest need for the College, such as financial aid. Wellesley College is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a private, non-profit 501(c)3 with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-2103637. Wellesley’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. To request a duplicate copy of a gift receipt, please email the Gifts and Records staff at