Flora Ann Bynum Society

Created to honor Flora Ann Bynum, a vital and essential member of the Southern garden history scene, this Society Level membership of the Gardens at Old Salem is dedicated to preserving history through landscape restoration and preservation.

In 1971, Flora Ann Bynum began the process of gathering information to restore the gardens and landscapes of early Salem.  Under her direction, Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ landscape restoration became a national leader among museum and preservation professionals.  The New York Times described Old Salem’s landscapes as one of the most authentic of any outdoor museum in America.

By establishing this Society in her honor, we can collectively carry on the legacy of this remarkable lady and ensure that her hard work continues to thrive and flourish well into the future.


Discover all that is happening in the gardens and landscapes at Old Salem:

Core Initiative: Seeds with Stories

Scholarship and Research: Horticulture

2019 Garden and Landscape Plan




Members at all levels receive the Main Benefits Package:

  • Unlimited complimentary general admission to the Gardens at Old Salem, the Town of Salem, and MESDA’s self-guided galleries
  • 10% off all purchases in Old Salem’s retail stores and online
  • 25% off one retail item (not to be combined with any other discounts or offers)




Society Level • $1,000

  • Admission for 8
  • 1 Dual-Level membership to use as a gift
  • Recognition in Old Salem Museums & Gardens print materials
  • Behind-the-Scenes tours at MESDA for members only
  • Invitations to distinctive programs and unique opportunities

Botanist Level • $2,500

  • All Society Level membership benefits

 Arborist Level • $5,000

  • All Botanist Level membership benefits
  • Signed copy of one first-run OSMG publication

 Benefactors Level • $10,000

  • All Arborist Level membership benefits
  • Participation in Winkler Bakery Bread of the Month Club
  • Limited edition reproduction Salem Garden bench, designed by Uwharrie Chair Company

 President’s Level • $15,000

  • All Benefactors Level membership benefits
  • A customized museum class or hearthside meal for 8 (including members)

 Chairman’s Level • $20,000

  • All President’s Level membership benefits

For more information about the Flora Ann Bynum Society or to schedule an installment plan,
please contact Michelle Cook, Senior Director of Development, at mcook@oldsalem.org or 336-721-7331.