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Individual Membership

For those not currently affiliated with a member garden, we offer a variety of individual membership options. Whether you are:
•    interested in entering the field or at the start of your public garden career, 
•    transitioning between public garden jobs, or
•    capping off a career in the industry,
an individual membership will give you access to essential  resources and provide valuable networking opportunities.

Please note: if you work at a member garden, you are already a member.
If you work at a non-member garden, please encourage your garden to join as an Institutional member.
If you are selling products or services, you should join as a Corporate member.

These categories are open to new and renewing members:
•    Non-Affiliated Individual Member $125
•    Retired Garden Professional: $65
•    Entry-Level Member: $10 (NEW)

Current Student and Garden Volunteer Members will be able to continue their membership status under those categories until current expiration date or as part of an Association-administered transition process. No new memberships in those categories will be initiated beyond June 1, 2019.

Individual Member Benefits (all levels):
•    Garden Benchmarking Study results in summary form
•    Network with 9,000+ public garden professionals at more than 600 gardens
•    Subscription to Public Garden magazine (Entry-Level receives only digital version)
•    Subscription to the monthly e-newsletter
•    Member pricing for the Annual Conference and Professional Development programs
•    Opportunities to present at Professional Development symposia, webinars, or programs
•    Unlimited access to 21 discipline-focused Professional Communities
•    Free registration for AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) webinars with code
•    Unlimited access to the online Member Directory
•    Access to thousands of resources in the Library & Media Center

To join offline, download a .pdf membership application here