In 2003, the Conservatory of Flowers reopened following a $25 million renovation campaign. We are forever grateful to the individual donors, foundations and corporations who rescued this iconic landmark after the devastating storm of 1995.
We need your financial support to keep our 140-year-old wood and glass Conservatory and its world-class botanical collections vibrant, well maintained, and welcoming to our current visitors and for generations to come.
Supporters like you provide the foundation for work happening every day. Help take us into the next 140 years.
WAYS TO DONATE
Send email to:
Send check to:
Conservatory of Flowers,
100 John F Kennedy Dr.,
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tax Deductible Donation
The Conservatory of Flowers is fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Alliance. The Federal Tax ID number is 23-7131784. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
BECOME A MEMBER
Enjoy the many benefits of our membership program,
and support the Conservatory.
Please click on your desired level of membership.
One membership card.
One year unlimited admission for one person, plus the benefits listed below.
Two membership cards.
One year unlimited admission for four people, plus the benefits listed below.
All the benefits of a family membership, plus four additional guest passes.
All the benefits of the Begonia Guild, plus six additional guest passes, and acknowledgement in our annual print newsletter.
All the benefits of the Cycad Guild, plus an invitation to a private, after-hours wine-and-cheese tour of the Conservatory.
James Lick Founders Circle$1000
Customized membership program. Please contact: membership(at)sfcof.org or 415-419-1144 to schedule private tours and special benefits.
A current membership card from the Conservatory of Flowers entitles you to year-round free admission to the Conservatory, as well as special admission privileges and discounts at 340+ gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands! Present your membership card to for free admission from coast to coast – from the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden – enjoy nature’s bounty. Closer to home, the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, and the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek offer Conservatory of Flowers’ members complimentary admission – so get out and explore!
- Special privileges at more than 340+ gardens and arboreta in North America, via the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program
- 10% discount in the Conservatory gift shop and at San Francisco businesses Flora Grubb Gardens and The Urban Farmer Store
- Discounts for select after-hours events
- Monthly e-news subscription
- Invitation to our annual Members-Only Party
- Knowledge that you are an important steward of the historic Conservatory of Flowers
To join offline, please email membership(at)sfcof.org, call 415-595-6950 or ask a Guest Services staff for assistance during your next visit.
The Conservatory of Flowers offers multiple assets uniquely leveraged to propel your corporate marketing and community relations goals forward. Opportunities abound to sponsor Free Tuesdays, events, programs and more. For information on corporate sponsorship, please email sponsorship(at)sfcof.org
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
Give through your community foundation or donor-advised fund.
Foundation & Government Giving
Institutional gifts support ongoing operations, strategic advancement, and growth.
Donate in honor of a loved one. A special card will be mailed to notify them of your gift (the amount given will not be specified).
Memorialize your loved one with a gift to the most beautiful spot in the city. If you wish, a special card will be mailed to whomever you request, acknowledging your gift (the amount given will not be specified).
Double the funds, double the impact. Many companies match charitable gifts made by employees. Please check with your employer for more information.
Bequest & Planned Giving
Create your legacy. Include a gift to the Conservatory in your planned giving.
Help us connect our community to plants by
becoming a Conservatory volunteer
The Conservatory could not function without a wonderful cadre of passionate, knowledgeable, and generous volunteers. New volunteers commit to two shifts per month for one year. In return, the Conservatory offers free lectures, social events, and a discount in the gift shop.
Our volunteer programs:
Create a variety of opportunities for Conservatory visitors to discover and learn about tropical plants. Greeters welcome visitors from across the world to our beautiful living museum. Roving volunteers facilitate conversations and activities throughout the galleries. Tour guides lead walking tours that share stories of the Conservatory and its plant collection.
Lead 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students as they visit the Conservatory on field trips. Guides teach small groups of students as part of the curriculum-based Rainforest Adaptations program, in which students see and experience what they are learning about in science class.
Assist with the cleaning and grooming of the facility and the galleries in the mornings. This is a physical role that often consists of repetitive tasks and getting dirty. Interested volunteers are matched on a case-by-case basis with a horticulture staff member based upon need and qualifications. Applications are not currently being accepted.
Volunteers are needed from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month to help weed the grounds, scrub pots, and do other important tasks. Volunteers must schedule their clean-up shift in advance through Hands On Bay Area.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Conservatory of Flowers and join, please email