Just for Members
Just for Members

Just for Members

Member Events


Members-Only Evenings

Come watch the sunset and enjoy the tranquil evening hours in the Gardens, kept open until 7:30 p.m. just for members. The Kitchen Garden Café will be open and serving dinner.
• Thursday, May 17
• Thursday, June 21
• Thursday, July 19
• Thursday, August 16


Member Movie Night

Featuring The Wizard of Oz
Thursday, August 23
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (the movie will begin at 8:00 p.m.)
Free for members, registration required

Join us for our first ever Member Movie Night on the Great Lawn! Sit, relax, and enjoy the magical world of the The Wizard of Oz on a screen under the stars.

Popcorn and lemonade will be served. Please bring something to sit on (a chair or blanket), and dress appropriately for a summer evening outdoors.
RSVP today!

Member Insider Tours


Member Insider Tour: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

Tuesday, June 26
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Did you know CMBG offers a horticultural therapy program to neighboring community organizations as well as individual wellness sessions? Horticultural Therapy Coordinator Irene Brady Barber will provide an overview of what horticultural therapy is, its benefits to different populations, and how this program will evolve here at the Gardens.


Member Insider Tour - The Botany of Butterflies

Tuesday, July 10
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

Staff horticulturist Diane Walden will explore this year’s theme, The Botany of Butterflies. This tour will highlight the plants that enable butterflies to thrive in our gardens while also touching on the ecosystems of other plant pollinators, including hummingbirds!


Member Insider Tour - Visualizing the Future of CMBG

Tuesday, July 17
8 – 9:30am
Begins in Visitor Center
Free for Members

With the opening of our new Visitor Center, CMBG embarks upon an exciting time of growth and change. Get an insider’s look from President and CEO Bill Cullina as he leads a tour describing how the Gardens will change over the next few years. Hear about plans for a Conservatory, Plant Nursery and Horticultural Research Center, and new gardens.


Member Insider Tour – The Bees of CMBG

Tuesday, July 24
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members

Join CFO and resident beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes for a tour featuring the bees that call the Gardens home. Hear why the Gardens started an apiary, and see the nine hives first-hand.


Member Insider Tour – Plants that Repel Unwanted Insects

Tuesday, August 7
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members

Back for another year! This popular tour led by staff horticulturist, Jen Dunlap, will reveal the plants you can grow in your garden to keep mosquitos, 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, insect-eating plants.


Member Insider Tour – Visualizing the Future of CMBG

Tuesday, August 28
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members

With the opening of our new Visitor Center, CMBG embarks upon an exciting time of growth and change. Get an insider’s look from President and CEO Bill Cullina as he leads a tour describing how the Gardens will change over the next few years. Hear about plans for a Conservatory, Plant Nursery and Horticultural Research Center and new gardens.


Member Insider Tour – From Design to Dazzle: Behind the Scenes at Gardens Aglow

Tuesday, September 11
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members

Ever wonder how the Gardens transform for Gardens Aglow? Join Anna Leavitt, staff horticulturist and Gardens Aglow design coordinator, for a peek into the process that creates CMBG’s winter wonderland.


Member Insider Tour – Visualizing the Future of CMBG

Tuesday, September 25
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Begins in the Visitor Center
Free for members

With the opening of our new Visitor Center, CMBG embarks upon an exciting time of growth and change. Get an insider’s look from President and CEO Bill Cullina as he leads a tour describing how the Gardens will change over the next few years. Hear about plans for a Conservatory, Plant Nursery and Horticultural Research Center and new gardens.