A WCFH Member at a planting workshop

Membership in Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens is open to all who wish to promote interest in botany and horticulture at Wellesley College.

To join the WCBG Friends by making a gift on-line using a credit card, please click on the link below to go to the Wellesley College Resources Gift Page. Once there, fill out the on-line Gift Form. 

Note that you now can elect to have a monthly charge to your credit card when you make your membership gift online.

Click to make a membership gift online

If you wish to pay by check, please send your membership to this address:

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

Member Benefits (for membership gifts of $50 or more):

  • Discounts on all WCBG Friends courses, programs and events.
  • Discounted admission to botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout North America through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). WCBG Friends members can present their Wellesley College Botanic Gardens membership card at participating gardens to receive free or discounted admission privileges or other benefits. Membership cards are sent to our donors along with their gift acknowledgement. Sorry, this benefit is not available to our organizational members (your membership card must be in the name of a person, not an organization or company). Please note that gardens within 90 miles of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens are excluded.

Click for AHS RAP participating gardens

Your membership in the Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens:

  • Trains our 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 and curatorial interns who enrich their knowledge while assisting 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.


Membership levels:
Your Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens membership is valid for one calendar year from payment.

Contributor $50 or more
    WC Student / 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.