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Join the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation

Membership in the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation provides funding for special projects and programs at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, along with personal benefits to you!

Membership is an excellent way to stay abreast of our special events and programs and to show your personal commitment to our mission—and to save money at local garden shops as well. Membership levels and benefits are listed below. The privileges of membership also include invitations to members-only events such as guided garden tours, the MayFair Preview, and other special events, as well as discounts on bus trips. See our membership brochure for full details and a membership form.


Subscription to The Garden Bridge newsletter, emailed semi-annually

10% discount at Wegerzyn Gift & Garden Shop

10% sales discount at the MayFair Plant Sale

Member discount on Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation Bus Tours

Discounts at selected local merchants (check with the merchant for details)

  • North Dayton Garden Center & Nursery
  • Marvin’s Organic Gardens
  • Ed Smith’s Flowers and Gifts
  • Siebenthaler’s Garden Center
  • The Flower Shoppe
  • Furst Florist
  • Wild Birds Unlimited

Reciprocal privileges at over 300 American Horticultural Society gardens.



Individual member benefits with additional reciprocal privileges possible.



Couple / Family member benefits plus –

$10 Wegerzyn Gift & Garden Shop certificate



Nature Lover’s benefits plus –

An additional $10 Wegerzyn Gift & Garden Shop certificate



Garden Lover’s benefits plus –

Membership in American Horticultural Society

Subscription to The American Gardener magazine



Benefactor’s benefits plus –

Two free admissions to our annual Garden Party

Membership Levels

Member name(s)


The Benjamin Wegerzyn Legacy Society was established to help provide for the long-term financial stability of the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation. The Legacy Society represents committed people who have seen the impact of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark on the community. They embody a collective desire to see Wegerzyn’s programs and services continue for generations to come. Our legacy society funds are invested through, and managed by, The Dayton Foundation.

You can become a member of the Benjamin Wegerzyn Legacy Society by including a future gift to Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation in your estate plan. Gifts can be made in a variety of ways including:

  • Bequest included in your Will
  • Life Insurance beneficiary
  • Retirement Fund
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

For more information, contact Alexis Larsen, Chief of Philanthropy, Five Rivers MetroParks at (937) 274-4381 or