Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens
Get Involved

As a not-for-profit organization (501(c)3), we are constantly searching for ways to generate the funds necessary to continue our mission and to update the Gardens. There are several ways for you to provide Financial Support to DBG - all tax deductible!. Simply donate to the one (or more?) that appeal to you most: Become a Member, Donate for Garden's Wish List, Buy Boutique items, Attend special events. One of the easiest ways to Support us is to sign up at Thriftway or Rays so they can donate 1% of their proceeds from your purchase.

Volunteering in the Botanical Gardens is a fun and fulfilling way to get to know the Botanical Gardens better. There are as many ways to become involved as there are personalities. Helping with our educational outreach is an opportunity for getting to know visitors by giving tours or assisting our Horticulturalist with special workshops. Helping us plant our Spring annual color is a way to get down in the dirt with the plants. Becoming a committee member for one of our fundraisers runs the gamut from lending us a hand to showing off your organizational skills. Artists may prefer to photograph the gardens and submit their best to our annual fall photo contest. Call us at 530-235-4740 or write to to tell us what activities you would like to help with.

Become a Member - Our Supporting Members are a wonderful and diverse group of people. They enjoy and value the gardens for a myriad of reasons, and they are rewarded in several ways.

There are many benefits to participating as a member, including discounts on Tribute to the Trees concert tickets, association with American Public Gardens Association, a free subscription to Better Homes and Gardens, invitation to the Members Appreciation event, and a beautiful garden to enjoy as a respite in a busy world.

When you become a DBG Supporting Member, you have the opportunity attend our Board meetings. The full board meets four times a year and provides guidance for the Executive Committee, which meets monthly. The five standing committees are the Membership, Gardens Oversight, Education/Outreach, Nominating, and Concert.

We offer multiple levels of giving. - Our basic membership for an individual is $25.00, and can rise from there to whatever level you care feel comfortable giving. New this year is an opportunity to become a sustaining member by pledging a specific monthly amount.

Individual $25.00  Steward $100.00
Family $35.00  Patron $175.00
Contributor $50.00  Benefactor $250.00
Associate $75.00  Other _______
Sustaining Membership _____/month

Click the link below to enter the membership donation you want, and optionally click the "Make This Recurring (Monthly)" box if your amount is a Sustaining Membership pledge.

Click here for our secure donation page.

"Top Ten Reasons" to Become a Member

  • The Gardens are a hidden gem: a quiet respite in a busy world.
  • They provide a beautiful setting for many gatherings.
  • Their routine maintenance and care depends on you.
  • The summer Appreciation Garden Party is always fun.
  • Educational opportunities abound for young and old.
  • Affiliation with American Public Gardens Association.
  • Ticket discounts for the Tribute to the Trees Concert.
  • Donating to something you can touch, see, smell is satisfying.
  • A portion of your contribution is tax deductible.
  • You can be proud of your Gardens.
  • Why not?

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens

Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, P.O. Box 242, Dunsmuir, CA 96025

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