SUPPORT US

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.

TODAY

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

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.

Benefits of Membership

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!

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.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

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

Donor-Advised Funds

Give through your community foundation or donor-advised fund.

Foundation & Government Giving

Institutional gifts support ongoing operations, strategic advancement, and growth.

“In Honor"

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).

“In Memory"

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).

Matching Funds

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.

VOLUNTEER

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:

  • Interpretive Volunteers

    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.

  • Jungle Guides

    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.

  • Horticulture Volunteers

    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.

  • Conservatory Clean-up

    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
volunteers(at)sfcof.org.