Specially discounted memberships for students, teachers and seniors (*Proof of eligibility required)

In the event that the garden is required to temporarily close,
we will extend the length of your membership.

Members are REQUIRED to make an advance reservation before visiting the Garden. 

If you are not yet a member, please purchase your membership below and bring a digital copy of your confirmation with you to the Garden — this will suffice as your reservation for the day of your purchase.

If you are already a Member, click here to make an advance reservation and select your visitor session.


$40/ YEAR
  • FREE admission for ONE adult with Members Express Entry • Reciprocal membership at over 300 gardens nationwide (excludes Descanso Gardens and the LA Arboretum) • Discounts on garden purchases, Family Movie Night, educational programs, classes, with local retailers, and more • FREE admission to Member Preview Days, Quarterly Member Walks and Member Appreciation Day • Our Quarterly Print Newsletter • Tax Deductible amount: $40


$55/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Basic Membership plus: FREE admission for TWO adults • FREE admission your children and grandchildren under 18 • Tax Deductible amount: $55


  • All the benefits of Basic Plus Membership plus: Guest Access Card – Invite an additional guest anytime, whether they are with you or not • FREE plush toy and a tote bag • FOUR one-time use guest passes ($60 value) • Unlimited FREE Tram Tours • Invitations to TWO Deluxe Safari Adventures, special nature excursions designed for families • Certificate for one FREE plant from SCBG propagation • Tax Deductible amount: $76

Sustainer (DISCOUNTED)

$255/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Deluxe Membership plus: FOUR additional guest passes (8 total) to share with friends and family ($120 value) • FOUR additional tram passes to share • Invitation to participate in a field trip with Garden experts • Invitation to the festive Hot Toddies and Carolers winter event • One private walking tour with Garden Staff • A FREE Family Gift membership • Tax Deductible amount: $221

Supporter (DISCOUNTED)

$425/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Sustainer Membership plus: Invitation to a family-friendly Member VIP Event annually (Spring Tea at the Garden) • A private golf cart tour of the Garden (not transferrable) • A personalized behind the scenes tour of our Propagation Workshop • Tax Deductible amount: $401

General Memberships

  • Standard rate annual memberships available to anyone and everyone.

Reciprocal Memberships

  • Your membership includes FREE admittance to 28 additional gardens in California and many more nationwide

* 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.