Stewards of the Earth

Stewards of the Earth is Selby Gardens’ premier membership program. Stewards share a common vision: to discover and preserve wild places, to cultivate a reverence for the living world, and to generously support the mission of the Gardens. Exclusive benefits include invitations to special events and exhibits; discounts on facility rentals; behind-the-scenes tours; and free admission for an unlimited number of guests when you accompany them to the Gardens. With an annual contribution of $1,000 you can become part of a very dedicated group of individuals whose support sustains Selby Gardens’ programs. Please consider joining us as a Steward of the Earth.   For more information, please call the Development Office at (941) 366-5731, ext. 266.  You may also become a steward of the Earth online.

$1,000     Defender

  • Free admission for an unlimited number of guests when accompanied by a member
  • 20 Guest Passes to share with family and friends (value $340)
  • 10% discount on weekday rental of the Mansion or Great Room by the Bay (subject to availability)
  • Two complimentary tickets to a select Selby Gardens special event.
  • 10 free distribution plants at our annual Members’ Day in November
  • Subscription to the Tropical Dispatch (published three three times per year)
  • 10% discount in The Garden Shop
  • Recognition in the Tropical Dispatch
  • Invitations to special events and exhibits

$2,500     Protector 

  • Free admission for an unlimited number of guests when accompanied by a member
  • 20 Guest Passes to share with family and friends (value $340)
  • 10% discount on weekday rental of the Mansion or Great Room by the Bay (subject to availability)
  • Four complimentary tickets to a select special event.
  • 10 free distribution plants at our annual Members’ Day in November
  • Subscription to the Tropical Dispatch (published three times per year)
  • 10% discount in The Garden Shop
  • Recognition in the Tropical Dispatch
  • Invitations to special events and exhibits

$5,000     Guardian

  • Free admission for an unlimited number of guests when accompanied by a member
  • 20 Guest Passes to share with family and friends (value $340)
  • 10% discount on weekday rental of the Mansion or Great Room by the Bay (subject to availability)
  • Private guided tour of the Gardens for four people, hosted by the CEO (arranged on request)
  • Six complimentary tickets to a select special event
  • Two tickets to the annual Orchid Ball gala
  • 10 free distribution plants at our annual Members’ Day (annually in Fall)
  • Subscription to the Tropical Dispatch (published three times per year)
  • 10% discount in The Garden Shop
  • Recognition in the Tropical Dispatch
  • Invitations to special events and exhibits

$10,000 +   Champion

  • Free admission for an unlimited number of guests when accompanied by a member
  • 25 Guest Passes to share with family and friends (value $425)
  • Up to a $1,000 credit toward one weekday rental of the Mansion or Great Room by the Bay (subject to availability)
  • Private guided tour of the Gardens for four people, hosted by the CEO (arranged on request)
  • Four complimentary tickets to a select special event
  • Two tickets to the annual Orchid Ball gala and to the Orchid Ball Patron Party
  • 10 free distribution plants at our annual Members’ Day in November
  • Subscription to the Tropical Dispatch (published three times per year)
  • 10% discount in The Garden Shop
  • Recognition in the Tropical Dispatch
  • Invitations to special events and exhibits