Annual membership benefits include:
  • No admittance fee - visit during any public hours of operation. Escape inclement weather whenever you need a lush tropical refresher!

  • Discounts on classes and events - learn, play, enjoy!

  • Reciprocal Admission with other American Horticultural Society member gardens. visit their website at to find out what gardens are included and the opportunities they offer.

  • 10% discount on Conservatory rentals - a unique venue for your special event

  • The Grapevine monthly e-news-letter - Keep up-to-date on Conservatory news, classes and events

  •  Personal satisfaction - you are aiding the preservation and growth of a local showpiece


Effective January 1, 2016 the board of directors of the Botanical Society of South Bend (BSSB) elected to have annual dues paid on a calendar year basis. All memberships expire December 31.

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Volunteer opportunities

Our organization depends on volunteers to help make what we do possible. We greatly appreciate the value of our volunteers that so graciously donate their time and talents to help us accomplish our mission!


A variety of volunteer opportunities exist at the Conservatories. Please call (574) 235-9442, or stop by the Conservatory for a volunteer application.

Join annually as a member

The Botanical Society of South Bend (BSSB) was formed in 2007 to support the operations of the Potawatomi Conservatories. Two years later, BSSB took over the day-to-day operations of the Conservatories. 


Your BSSB membership fees play a big role in contributing to the care of the Conservatories and the availability of educational and recreational activities.

Purchase a commemorative brick

Show your support, give as a unique gift, or create a lasting memorial for a loved one.


Add $50.00 to any membership level and an engraved brick will be installed in the Conservatory. (3 lines; up to 15 letters each line)


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