Just for Members
Just for Members

Just for Members

Member Events


Member Insider Tour: Explore the Southern Property

with Bill Cullina
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Members only

Wear bug spray! Take an early morning hike out to the 128 acre southern portion of the CMBG property including the Nowell Homestead. This piece of property will play an essential role in the Gardens future growth. See where some of the first elements of the Master Plan will reside, including the new Visitor’s Center, Conservatory, Horticulture and Propagation Facility and visit the remains of the turn-of-the-century saltwater farmstead. If you venture out on this tour be prepared for hiking on unmaintained trails and through some difficult terrain.


Member Insider Tour: All Aboard!

with Shawn Griffith
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
8 - 9:30 a.m.
Members only

Join our electric boat Captain Shawn Griffith for an early morning walk down to The Landing to learn more about the Beagle. Shawn will discuss the nitty gritty of Beagle operations, describe a river cruise route, highlight often seen wildlife and answer any Beagle questions. Short rides up the river will be offered.


Member Evening

Thursday, June 30
Until 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, which we will keep open until 7:30 p.m. for members. The Kitchen Garden Café will also be open and serving a special menu on these evenings. The gift shop and shuttle service will be closed.

Registration is not required, but appreciated! Come enjoy the beauty of the Gardens after hours. A special time for Members Only.


Member Mornings

Thursday mornings in July and August
8 - 9 a.m.

Every Thursday morning in July & August, the Gardens will be open for members only from 8-9 a.m. Enjoy the quiet and splendor of early morning at CMBG. No registration required. The gift shop, café and shuttle service will be closed.

Come enjoy the beauty of the Gardens in the morning. A special time for Members Only.


Member Insider Tour: Our Rarest and Unusual Resident Plants

with Diane Walden
Thursday, July 21, 2016
8 - 9 a.m.
Members only

Join our staff horticulturist, Diane Walden, on a journey of discovery highlighting CMBG’s most extraordinary plantings. In pairing with our 2016 theme Rare and Unusual Plants, Diane will share her expertise and insight on these uncommon delights of the plant world.


Member Evening

Thursday, July 28
Until 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, which we will keep open until 7:30 p.m. for members. The Kitchen Garden Café will also be open and serving a special menu on these evenings. The gift shop and shuttle service will be closed.

Registration is not required, but appreciated! Come enjoy the beauty of the Gardens after hours. A special time for Members Only.


Member Insider Tour: Plants that Repel Unwanted Insects

with Jennifer Dunlap
Thursday, August 18, 2016
8 - 9 a.m.
Members only

Join staff horticulturist, Jen Dunlap, as she reveals plants that you can grow in your garden, to keep mosquitoes, gnats, aphids and all sorts of other insects at bay. Learn about strategically placing insect-repelling plants in your garden or on your patio. We will also explore carnivorous plants that eat insects.


Membership Meeting and Celebration

Sunday, August 21, 2015

We will celebrate YOU - our wonderful members at the 4th annual Member Meeting & Celebration!


Member Evening

Thursday, August 25
Until 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, which we will keep open until 7:30 p.m. for members. The Kitchen Garden Café will also be open and serving a special menu on these evenings. The gift shop and shuttle service will be closed.

Registration is not required, but appreciated! Come enjoy the beauty of the Gardens after hours. A special time for Members Only.