Join or Renew Today and receive free admission all year-round while supporting South Coast Botanic Garden. Exciting membership benefits increase with each level!

All Members get discounts to special exhibits, events and programs year-round at the Garden, a subscription to our digital Member newsletter, plus a reciprocal Membership to more than 360 Gardens nationwide, including dozens of Gardens right here in California (please note, our sister Gardens, the LA Arboretum and Descanso Gardens are not included in your Garden Membership and AHS members fall under the same guidelines for visitation as mentioned on the AHS website). Members also receive retail discounts including local nurseries.  

Membership pays for itself in as few as TWO visits!

Become a Member now and start receiving your benefits right away. Advanced free reservations will be activated immediately.

Membership Levels



•  Unlimited FREE admission for ONE adult

•  Subscription to weekly e-newsletter  

•  Convenient digital membership card

100% Tax-Deductible

Basic Plus


All the benefits above, plus:

• Unlimited FREE admission for TWO adults and your children and grandchildren under 18 (up to 4 children per visit)

100% Tax-Deductible



All the benefits above, plus:

Unlimited FREE admission for THREE adults and 4 children under 18

Introductory hard copy membership cards

FREE plush toy or SCBG cooler bag

• FOUR guest passes ($60 value)

• An exclusive invitation to the Deluxe Discovery Event, great for families!


(Best Value)

All the benefits above, plus:

• FOUR additional guest passes to share with friends and family (8 total, $120 value)

• A FREE Basic Plus Gift membership ($85 value)

• Invitation to the festive Winter Prelude holiday event

• A private walking tour with Garden staff



All the benefits above, plus:

• Invitation to the annual Garden Tea

• A private golf cart tour of the Garden (not transferable)

Garden Circle Membership Levels

Garden Circle


(exclusive access)

All the benefits above, plus:

TWO FREE tickets to the adults-only Farm-to-Table Dinner

• Two Golden tickets to select SCBG ticketed exhibits

• A silent auction Basic Plus gift membership for a charity event of your choice

• Reservation-free entrance

Garden Circle Bronze


All the benefits above, plus:

• Weekday, adults-only casual Lunch and Learn events

• Private consultation with a garden expert in your home garden

Garden Circle Silver


All the benefits above, plus:

• Recognition on our Annual Donor Wall in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard

• Invitation for a private lunch with the CEO

Garden Circle Gold


All the benefits above, plus:

• Private preview tour of special exhibits and plant sales before they are open to the general public

Private Picnic and Garden tour for up to 10 guests

• Invitation to lunch with the Board President

• Recognition as a Garden Circle Gold member on our Annual Donor Wall in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard

Garden Circle Platinum


All the benefits above, plus:

• 20 Guest Passes to the Garden

• A 25% discount on a special event rental in the Garden

• Recognition as a Garden Circle Platinum member on our Annual Donor Wall in the Elaine Cornish Courtyard

Senior/Student/Teacher Memberships 

Basic $50*  |  Basic Plus $75* |  Deluxe $116* | Sustainer $255*

*Discounts available only after contacting with proof of age 65+ or student or teacher identification.

Digital Membership Cards

You are helping us grow greener! Digital membership cards are issued to all Members and should be received for downloading on a mobile device within 24 hours of your membership purchase. Members who renew do not need a new download. More information on digital cards here. For those who received hard copy cards after February 2021, the barcode will always connect you to your membership account, you do not need a replacement when you renew. A fee of $7 each will be assessed for reprinting lost or misplaced cards during your 12 month membership cycle.

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

Please contact or call 424-452-0931 for questions on your membership.