Becoming a Garden Friend

Becoming a "Friend" of the Garden is like being a shareholder in a company. Friends have made a tangible statement that they are engaged and support the 'products' which the Garden offers to the public.  Leach Botanical Garden is a great place to learn, enjoy, or just relax. Nearly five hundred Friends support those opportunities through their contributions.  In the past,  our organization had memberships similar to most other non-profits.  We made the choice to change that language to say "anyone who contributes is a friend of the Garden". 

Being a Friend provides you with advance notice of our events and programs through our newsletter, Leach Garden News. Friend status also gives you a discount on classes and events and other Garden offerings.


Leach Botanical Garden participates in a Reciprocal Admission Program with the American Horticultural Society. Current Leach Botanical Garden Friends may take advantage of free admission and other discounts at nearly 190 botanical gardens, arboreta and conservatories nationwide. Information about this program and a list of participating organizations can be found at the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program. To take advantage of this program you must be a Friend in good standing and present your Leach Botanical Garden Friends card when visiting a participating garden.


When you contribute to Leach Botanical Garden, your name will be listed in our contributor rolls in the quarterly newsletter. You can give a Friend to a friend in the Garden. It can be a thoughtful gift to give someone who would appreciate the unique qualities the Garden provides. And most importantly, your generosity supports our programs and activities.


Friendship Levels

To join or renew select your preferred level by clicking the corresponding plant icon and you will be directed to PayPal to complete your contribution.  Or you can mail in a check made out to Leach Garden Friends to 6704 SE 122nd Ave. Portland, OR 97236.  


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Your Designated Contribution

After clicking "Donate" you will select your contribution amount on the following Paypal secure donation page.