A WCFH Member at a planting workshop

Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens

Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens is for anyone who would like to help promote interest in plants, gardens, botany and horticulture at Wellesley College, and would like to support us at a Membership level. Membership is not required to support the Friends. Donations of any amount, every year, help us support our mission. You may also consider becoming a volunteer with us or supporting us in other ways, as well! Thank you for your support!


Become a Friends Member!

Click to make a membership gift online

1. To become a Member, simply make a gift on-line at the link above.  Mailing instructions are below.
2. On the website, choose the designation: "Friends of the Botanic Gardens" when you make your gift.  
3. When you make a donation of $50 or greater* designated to the Friends of Botanic Gardens, you become a Member for one year beginning from the date of your donation, and will receive the benefits listed below immediately. 
You have the option to elect to a monthly charge to your credit card when you make your membership gift online at the form above. 

If you wish to pay by check through the mail, please send your gift to:

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

*For recent alumnae (within 5 years of graduation) or current Wellesley students, a donation of $15 or more is considered Membership level and will include the benefits below. We appreciate your support, and please stay in touch! :) 


Membership Benefits (for gifts of $50 or more):

Your membership in the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens helps:

  • Trains our student and volunteer docents who lead free guided tours for adult and student groups.
  • Helps strengthen the Botanic Gardens' plant collections and informational displays.
  • Encourages interest in horticulture and botanical sciences using the resources of the Botanic Gardens.
  • Underwrites student employment and internship programs that enrich students' knowledge while providing vital assistance to staff.
  • Hosts College events for prospective and current students, alumnae, faculty, and staff.
  • Funds student research grants, course-related field trips, books for the Science Library, and more.
  • Offers a variety of programs, courses, art classes and field trips to members and the general public.

Your Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens membership is valid for one calendar year from the date of your gift.



Membership levels:
Contributor -$50 or more

    Current Wellesley Student or Young Alumna $15 (5 most recent graduating classes)
Friends Patrons:
    Durant Society, $2500 or more
    Alum (6-10 years out), $1000
    Alum (1-5 years out), $500


WCBG Friends is one of several Friends groups at Wellesley. Find out about all the Friends groups on campus. You are encouraged to contribute to any and all the Friends groups that interest you.