Become a Member Today!

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Descanso Gardens is a member-supported botanic garden. Your membership donation provides opportunities for education, exploration and enjoying the wonder of the natural world. Join the thousands of people who support Descanso Gardens through an annual membership. Members enjoy many benefits, including discounts at Café Descanso and the Gift Shop, class discounts and members-only events.

Descanso members also receive free admission to more than 250 botanical gardens across North America through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program.  Click here for information.

Descanso Gardens offers several category options to best fit your membership needs. All are valid for a full year from the time you join.

Come join us. Visit often. And make these Gardens your own for generations to come.

Membership categories include:

Basic (two adults), $70, and Basic Senior (two adults, one of whom is age 65+), $65

Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for 2 adults to Descanso all year
  • Admission privileges to more than 250 reciprocal gardens in the United States and Canada
  • Members-only early admission beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Access to members-only classes
  • Express entry during major festivals
  • Subscription to the newsletter and email updates
  • 10% discount at the Descanso Gift Shop
  • 10% discount at Descanso Café
  • 10% discount at participating nurseries (Armstrong Gardens: La Cañada Flintridge and San Gabriel Nursery)

Family (two adults, plus children ages 5-17), $80

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission for your children 18 and under when accompanied by a cardholder

Family Plus, $150

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission for one guest when accompanied by a cardholder
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event
  • 4 train tickets
  • One-time free photo booking

Sponsoring, $250

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Free admission for an additional guest (two total) when accompanied by a cardholder
  • Invitations to selected programs during the year
  • Two one-time guest passes

Sustaining, $500

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Access to a private, behind-the-scenes tour for 5
  • 2 one-time guest passes (4 total)

Center Circle Associates, $1000+

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Exclusive access to special programs and events
  • For more information, please contact the Development Office

For more information about membership, please contact the Membership Office at (818) 952-4390. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Descanso Gardens membership is non-refundable unless a duplicate payment was made for the same membership. In that case, the request for refund of over-payment must be made within 30 days of the charge.