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
  • Unlimited FREE admission for ONE adult • Reciprocal membership at more than 300 gardens nationwide (excludes Descanso Gardens and the LA Arboretum) • Discounts on special exhibitions, events, programs and more • Subscription to the quarterly newsletter • 100% Tax-Deductible


$55/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Basic Membership plus: Unlimited FREE admission for TWO adults and your children and grandchildren under 18 (up to 4 per visit) • 100% Tax-Deductible


  • All the benefits of Basic Plus Membership plus: Guest Access Card – Invite an additional guest anytime, whether they are with you or not (perfect for out-of-town guests, a grandparent, friend, or the nanny!) • FOUR guest passes ($60 value) • FREE plush toy or SCBG cooler bag • Invitations to Deluxe Safari Adventures – special nature excursions designed for families • Non-Tax Deductible amount: $62

Sustainer (DISCOUNTED)

$255/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Deluxe Membership plus: FOUR additional guest passes to share with friends and family (8 total, $120 value) • A FREE Basic Plus Gift membership ($65 value) • Invitation to participate in a field trip with Garden experts • Invitation to the festive “Hot Toddies and Carolers” holiday event • A private walking tour with Garden Staff • Non-Tax Deductible amount: $187

Supporter (DISCOUNTED)

$425/ YEAR
  • All the benefits of Sustainer Membership plus: Invitation to our annual “Spring Tea at the Garden” • A private golf cart tour of the Garden (not transferable) • A personalized behind-the-scenes tour of our Propagation Workshop • Non-Tax Deductible amount: $187

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.