Become a Member

Arboretum Memberships

Your support ensures that future generations experience the joy of a visit to The Brenton Arboretum. Funds provided by members of the Arboretum go to support the care and maintenance of our grounds and collections, provide quality educational programming for audiences of all ages, and conserve and restore the natural environment throughout the property.

Your membership contribution is tax-deductible.

Our aim is to direct most of our energies toward those people who wish to learn and be out-of-doors, love woody plants, and will walk the land as to feel its presence, and understand what is around them.

– Buz Brenton, Founder

Member Benefits

  • Dogs are welcome FREE with members of the Arboretum.
  • FREE admission to more than 300 gardens and arboreta throughout North America with the Reciprocal Admission Program administered by the American Horticultural Association.
  • FREE or reduced class, workshop, and event registration.
  • Rental permission access for our beautiful Arboretum venues, the Pavilion and the Vista Room.
  • Special invitations to member events.
  • Spring and Autumn newsletters and monthly e-newsletters.
  • 10% discount at Harvey’s Greenhouse in Adel, IA.
  • One-year subscription to your choice of Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living.
  • 20% discount on an order from White Flower Farms.

Oak Leaf Circle

The Brenton Arboretum Oak Leaf Circle is a group of donors whose annual support exceeds $500 in a given year. Members of the Oak Leaf Circle (OLC) receive all the benefits of regular membership, plus invitations to special OLC-member-only events throughout the year, private Arboretum tours upon request, one complimentary full-day rental of the Pavilion, and one complimentary half-day rental of the Vista Room.

If you have any questions or if you would like to purchase a gift membership please contact us at