Your membership makes a difference!

If you enjoy Hudson Gardens, consider showing your support by becoming a member of our Benefactor Club. Members of the Benefactor Club make an annual contribution of $35 or more for a twelve-month membership. 100% of your contribution goes toward improvements such as new garden exhibits, public art, and the development of community events.

Benefactor Club Members Support:

  • Tens of thousands of visitors who rely on Hudson Gardens each year to explore, socialize, and find peace of mind. Your contribution supports this public service by keeping entry free to everyone every day of the year.
  • Beautiful garden exhibits such as the Rose Garden, Water Gardens, Vegetable & Herb Gardens, the Colorado Native Garden, and many more.
  • Walking trails and acres of park-like open spaces.
  • Public sculptures.
  • A beekeeping program which includes the Apiary at Hudson Gardens, beekeeping classes, and mentorships for new beekeepers.
  • A year-round calendar of community events.

Benefactor Club Members Will Receive:

  • A welcome email with a digital membership card (within two weeks). Members can also receive a printed membership card by request.
  • A passport to public gardens across North America! Members of the Benefactor Club receive admission privileges and discounts at over three-hundred participating gardens and arboreta through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.
  • Exclusive opportunities and offers.
  • A one-year subscription to your choice of Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living.

Hudson Gardens is here for you every day of the year. Your gift will establish that you value your time here, and it will keep us growing as a community asset!


A Special Message for Current Members

As you know, our membership program was designed around a set of benefits such as discounts for tickets, merchandise, classes, and more. The pandemic caused most of these to become obsolete in 2020 and now into 2021. This prompted Hudson Gardens to carefully evaluate the membership program from functional and financial perspectives. During this process, we paid close attention to comments from our long-term and newest members, many of whom expressed that their membership contributions are more about supporting Hudson Garden as a community asset and less about individual perks. Therefore, we are transitioning from a benefits-based program to a benefactor program in order to use the resources of time and money for meaningful improvements to this valuable community asset. Here is a quick summary of the key changes:

Memberships are now benefactor-based.
Specifically, we have retired the benefits associated with ticketed events (The Summer Concert Series, Brews & Views, and A Hudson Christmas) as well as the discounts for classes and Gift Shop merchandise. The time and resources required to maintain the program as it was will go towards improvements such as new garden exhibits, public art, and the development of community events.

Memberships are now paperless!
To save resources and make the most of your contribution, membership cards and all other communications will be digital. However, members who prefer printed membership cards can order them for pickup at the Welcome Center/Gift Shop. Printed cards will not be delivered through the mail. Order your printed membership cards here, and please wait for an email confirmation to pick them up.

Members will receive exclusive offers.
We will send exclusive offers to the primary member’s email as a reminder of our gratitude. Our first exclusive offer will be buy one honey (of any flavor), get one wildflower honey free at the Welcome Center/Gift Shop from July 26 through August 9 (limit of one free honey per membership).

Membership Levels are Eliminated.
Instead of different membership levels (Friend, Supporter, Patron, Steward, Sustainer, and Benefactor), those who make an annual contribution of $35 or more will be Members of our new Benefactor Club. Although this new program is primarily benefactor-based, members will still receive these substantial benefits:

  • A a digital membership card. Members can also receive a printed membership card by request.
  • A passport to public gardens across North America! Members of the Benefactor Club receive admission privileges and discounts at over three-hundred participating gardens and arboreta through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program.
  • Exclusive opportunities and offers.
  • A one-year subscription to your choice of Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living.

Benefactor Club FAQs