The Rewards of Membership

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 membership. 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.

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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)
    • Capicola’s Gourmet sandwiches – Torrance (10% off)
    • FitOn Studios – Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach (10% off series purchase)

Membership Levels and Pricing

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 (this process can take up to 3 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.

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MEMBER BENEFITSSr. IndividuaLIndividualSr. FamilyFamilyFamily PlusSustainerSupporter
(annual pricing)$35$40$50$60$125$300$500
Adult Admission1122333
One-Time Use General Admission Pass1122246
Admission for Children (17 & under in household)YESYESYESYESYES
Preferred seating at select eventsYESYESYES
Plant at Gift ShopYESYESYES
Tram Tour Pass556
Free 1-yr family gift membershipYESYES
One private walking tourYES
Two tickets to Annual DinnerYES


* Please show current membership card at the admission window.  Beginning January 1, 2013 a fee of $3 will be assessed for reprinting a lost or misplaced membership card.  $5 for two cards.

* Passes are one-time use only and must be surrendered at the Guest Services Center.  Passes cannot be replaced if lost, misplaced or stolen.

The American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP)

Your Membership Includes FREE Admittance to 28 Additional Gardens in California and Many More Nationwide!

Additional Gardens Included with Membership

Arboretum at University of CA, Santa Cruz
Casa del Herrerowww.casadelherrero.comSanta Barbara
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden Oaks
Conservatory of Flowerswww.conservatoryofflowers.orgSan Francisco
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Beach
Fullerton Arboretumfullertonarboretum.orgFullerton
The Gardens at Heather Farmwww.gardenshf.orgWalnut Creek
Humboldt Botanical Gardenswww.hbgf.orgEureka
Japanese Friendship Gardenwww.niwa.orgBalboa Park, San Diego
The Japanese Gardenwww.thejapanesegarden.orgVan Nuys
L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Gardenwww.arboretum.orgArcadia
Markham Nature Park and Arboretumwww.markhamarboretum.orgConcord
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardenswww.gardenbythesea.orgFort Bragg
Quarryhill Botanical Gardenwww.quarryhillbg.orgGlen Ellen
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardenwww.rsabg.orgClaremont
Regional Parks Botanic Gardenwww.nativeplants.orgBerkeley
The Ruth Bancroft Gardenwww.ruthbancroftgarden.orgWalnut Creek
San Diego Botanic Gardenwww.sdbgarden.orgEncinitas
S.F. Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretumwww.sfbotanicalgarden.orgSan Francisco
San Luis Obispo Botanic Gardenwww.slobg.orgSan Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardenwww.sbbg.orgSanta Barbara
Sherman Library and Gardenswww.slgardens.orgCorona del Mar
urtle Bay Exploration Park & McConnell Arboretum &
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeleybotanicalgarden.berkeley.eduBerkeley
UC Davis Arboretumarboretum.ucdavis.eduDavis
UC Riverside Botanic Gardenswww.gardens.ucr.eduRiverside
The Water Conservation Gardenwww.thegarden.orgEl Cajon
Wrigley Memorial & Botanical Island