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Membership

OUR VALUED MEMBERS

The success of South Coast Botanic Garden is due in large part to the support of our membership. Our members help provide the resources needed to continue realizing the mission of the Garden in botanical, horticultural, and educational areas. Use this process to join or renew your memberhsip. Your participation in the following membership levels allows us to serve the community and help maintain the Garden. We look forward to your support through your membership. 

 

AS A MEMBER, YOU ENJOY: 

Unparalleled Access:
•   Entry to the Garden 364 days a year
•   Reciprocal admission to over 250 gardens nationwide as part of the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP)
•   Exclusive e-communications and mailings including the quarterly newsletter 
•   Access to the Annual Dinner Meeting

Free Offerings: 
•   Free parking 
•   Members Only Garden Walks 
•   Free access to preview hours at annual plant sales 

Deep Discounts:
•   Discounted class fees 
•   Discount at The Gift Shop at South Coast Botanic Garden (10% off select items) 

Discounts at the local nurseries:
•   Armstrong Nursery – Torrance (10% off)
•   MB Landscaping and Nursery – Carson (10% off)
•   Deep Roots – Manhattan Beach (10% off)
•   Ricardo’s Nursery – Long Beach (20% discount on select plants and 10% off pots)

Discounts at the local retailers:
•   Cl!x Portrait Studio - Rolling Hills Estates (10% off)
•   Misto Caffe – Torrance (20% off)

 

LEVELS AND BENEFITS**

South Coast Botanic Garden offers several annual membership levels to best fit your needs. All are valid for a full year from the time you join. See the benefits listed below for more information. Come join us. Visit often. And make these Gardens your own for generations to come. Click on the links below to start a new annual membership or renew your current one. After we receive verification of your payment from PayPal (could take up to 2 days), we will send you your membership card in the mail.  You can expect your card in 7–10 business days from submission of your membership application.  

Individual ($40)
Senior Individual ($35)

Family ($60)
Senior Family ($50)
Family Plus ($125) 

Sustainer ($300)
Supporter ($500)

  Sr. Individual
$35
Individual
$40
Sr. Family
$50
Family
$60
Family Plus 
$125
Sustainer
$300
Supporter
$500
Quarterly
Newsletter 

 
X X X X X X X
Adult
Admission
 
1 1 2 2 3 3 3

One Time Use
Guest Pass
 

1 1 2 2 2 4 6
Admission
for Children
(17 & under in
household)
 
    X X X X X
Preferred
seating at
select events
 
        X X X
Plant at 
Gift Shop
 
        X X X
Tram Tour
 
        5 5 6
Free 1-yr
family gift
membership
 
          X X
One private
walking tour
 
            X
Two tickets
to Annual 
Dinner
 
            X

* Please show current membership card at the admission window.  Beginning January 1, 2013 a fee of $3 will be assessed for reprinting lost membership cards.

** Levels and benefits listed here apply to those members who joined on and after September 1, 2013. Membership levels and benefits prior to September 1, 2013 are valid until that membership expires. 


 
Your Membership Includes FREE Admittance to 29 Additional Gardens in California and Many More Nationwide!
 

As a member of the South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation, you are entitled to participate in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP).

This program offers members free or discounted admission to flower shows and botanical gardens throughout North America.

A list of participating gardens can be found in the online American Horticultural Society directory: http://www.ahs.org/gardening-programs/rap. Participating gardens in California are listed below:
 

Arboretum at University of CA, Santa Cruz
http://www2.ucsc.edu/arboretum/
Santa Cruz
Casa del Herrero
www.casadelherrero.com
Santa Barbara
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
www.conejogarden.org
Thousand Oaks
Conservatory of Flowers
www.conservatoryofflowers.org
San Francisco
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
www.csulb.edu/~jgarden/
Long Beach
Fullerton Arboretum
http://fullertonarboretum.org/home.php
Fullerton
The Gardens at Heather Farm
www.gardenshf.org/
Walnut Creek
Humboldt Botanical Gardens
www.hbgf.org
Eureka
Japanese Friendship Garden
www.niwa.org
Balboa Park,
San Diego
The Japanese Garden
www.thejapanesegarden.org
Van Nuys
L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
www.arboretum.org/
Arcadia
Markham Nature Park and Arboretum
www.markhamarboretum.org 
Concord
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
www.gardenbythesea.org/
Fort Bragg
Quarryhill Botanical Garden
http://www.quarryhillbg.org/
Glen Ellen
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
http://www.rsabg.org/
Claremont
Regional Parks Botanic Garden
http://www.nativeplants.org/
Berkeley
The Ruth Bancroft Garden
http://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/
Walnut Creek
San Diego Botanic Garden
www.SDBGarden.org
Encinitas
S.F. Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo Botanic Garden
www.slobg.org 
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
www.sbbg.org
Santa Barbara
Sherman Library and Gardens 
www.slgardens.org 
Corona del Mar
Turtle Bay Exploration Park & McConnell Arboretum & Gardens
www.turtlebay.org
Redding
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/
Berkeley
UC Davis Arboretum
http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/
Davis
UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
www.gardens.ucr.edu/
Riverside
The Water Conservation Garden
www.thegarden.org 
El Cajon
Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Garden
http://www.catalina.com/memorial.html
Catalina Island