Your Support Helps the Garden GrowThe Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is an all-volunteer organization, and we rely on your generous donations, event revenue, membership fees, and gift shop sales for the funds needed to keep the garden growing. Public gardens have a powerful and positive impact on the health, environment and economy of a region. They make it a better place to live. Our mission is to design, build, and manage a year-round botanic garden in Northwest Michigan for the purposes of botanical and environmental preservation, education and research, and the enjoyment and renewal of citizens and visitors. We couldn't do this without your support. Thank you for helping the garden grow! Make a DonationBecome a Member
Gift Memberships and Memorial DonationsYour thoughtful gift can celebrate a special occasion, express remembrance, or recognize someone special in your life. Gifts in tribute support the continued growth and renewal of The Garden and provide valuable funding to fulfill our mission. Tributes are acknowledged with a letter of appreciation to the recognized individual, their family, or a designated contact. You can make a memorial donation or purchase a gift membership online below. Gift MembershipMemorial Donation
B E F O R E &
A F T E R
We have come so far since we broke ground in 2013!
Check out these ‘before & after’ photos.
Your support helps make these transformations possible.
M E M B E R S H I P
Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park enjoy a range of exclusive benefits. As a member, you will receive discounts on purchases in our Visitor Center Gift Shop and at a growing list of local retailers. Plus access to exclusive events, discounts on classes and workshops offered by The Garden, and much more. Membership also comes with special admission privileges and/or discounts at 350 public gardens throughout North America!
Levels of Membership:
Memberships provide important ongoing revenue for The Garden’s development, programs, and operations.
- Sustaining Patron ($1,000)
- Contributing Patron ($500)
- Sponsor Level ($100)
- Family Membership ($60)
- Individual Membership ($40)
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your generous support and helping the garden grow!
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Membership includes all of these benefits:
Reciprocal admission privileges with APGA member gardens nationwide
One year free subscription to Martha Stewart Living or Better Homes & Gardens
Invitation to special garden meetings and events
Exclusive Members-Only invitations
A subscription to the quarterly online newsletter
Membership card and decal
Tax-deductible membership dues
Free or reduced pricing for Botanic Garden events
Special discounts include:
10% off Gift Shop purchases
10% off Visitor Center and Gardens rentals
10% off The Botanic Garden-sponsored events
10% off trees and shrubs at Garden Goods
10%-20% off select participating retailers (including Pine Hill Nursery, Horizon Book Store, Barker Creek Nursery & Landscaping)
Become a Member Today and Help the Garden Grow
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GIVE THE GIFT OF GARDEN MEMBERSHIP
Looking for a thoughtful gift that will also help support The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park? Treat a friend, family member, or business associate to the beauty of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park with a gift membership. It’s a memorable way to recognize a special occasion such as a birthday, retirement, or to say thank you.
Gift memberships make a great last-minute gift, too!
You can purchase a gift membership online or at the Gift Shop in the Visitor Center.
Whichever way you choose, a membership packet will be mailed to the gift recipient. They will receive discounts on Gift Shop purchases and events, as well as reciprocal benefits at over 300 gardens nation-wide.
D O N A T E
Your Donation Helps the Garden Grow
The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is a year-round sanctuary of preservation, recreation and education. Your support makes it possible for us to keep its 26 acres as a place of renewal and reflection. This wonderful resource for the region is made possible thanks to the gifts of our supporters – people like you. Thank you for your support!
MEMORIAL GIFTS: CELEBRATE. HONOR. THANK.
Your thoughtful gift can celebrate a special occasion, express remembrance, or recognize someone special in your life. Gifts in tribute support the continued growth of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park and allow us to fulfill our mission.
Tributes are acknowledged with a letter of appreciation to the recognized individual, their family, or a designated contact.
You can make a memorial donation online here.
V O L U N T E E R
Are you looking for an engaging and interactive opportunity? It’s so much fun to be a Botanic Garden Volunteer!
As a docent, you’ll lead group tours and help us tell the transformative story of this historic park. As a garden caretaker, you’ll help visitors to experience firsthand the belief of Dr. James D. Munson that “beauty is therapy.”
Grow what you love… volunteer at The Botanic Garden!
Learn more by clicking the button below or just drop us a line at email@example.com.
E V E N T S
Education is an important part of our mission at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.
We offer a wide variety of scheduled programs – speakers, presentations, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, “make it and take it” classes, and virtual events via Zoom. The Garden is steadily increasing the number and variety of events, including programs for children. These in-person and virtual programs are offered throughout the year.
This garden is a carefully planned place for learning. Our goal is for visitors to take away new knowledge, perspectives, or creative ideas to incorporate into their own lives. Proceeds from events provide a critical source of revenue for The Botanic Garden. This allows us to attract high-caliber presenters. Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive free or reduced pricing on events, plus exclusive invitations to member-only lectures with experts from around the world.
If you are attending a free event and would like to make a voluntary donation to The Botanic Garden, you can donate online through Eventbrite when you register for the event, or simply bring your donation with you to the event.
Our event calendar is updated regularly, so please check back often!