Become a Member

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Become a Member OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP Today!

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

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 the Descanso Café and the Gift Shop, class discounts and members-only events. Please note that memberships are non-refundable.

Descanso members also receive free admission to more than 250 botanical gardens across North America through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program. Always check with the garden you plan to visit to see if there are any admission restrictions. As of Dec. 1, 2014, Descanso Gardens enforces the 90-mile exclusion policy for members of other area botanical gardens. Click here for a list of participating gardens.

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

Enchanted: Forest of Light member presale begins October 2

Enchanted: Forest of Light returns November 19 – January 7! Descanso Gardens members get discounted tickets and a special Enchanted: Forest of Light presale two weeks before tickets go on sale to the public.

Presale tickets are available exclusively for Descanso Gardens members starting Monday, October 2 at enchantedLA.com. To learn more about Enchanted: Forest of Light, click here.

Not a member? Become a member today and get access to the presale, plus other benefits! Please note that memberships are non-refundable.

 

Membership Categories

BasicFamilyFamily PlusSponsoringSustainingCenter Circle Associates

Basic

Price: $70 (or $65 for seniors age 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 8am
  • 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)

Memberships are non-refundable.

JOIN/RENEW AT THE BASIC LEVEL

JOIN/RENEW AT THE SENIOR BASIC LEVEL


 

Family

Price: $80

All of the Basic benefits, plus:

  • + Free admission for your children ages 5-17
  • 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 8am
  • 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
  • Discounts at participating nurseries (Armstrong Gardens: La Cañada Flintridge and San Gabriel Nursery)

Memberships are non-refundable.

JOIN/RENEW AT THE FAMILY LEVEL


 

Family Plus

Price: $150

All of the Basic and Family 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
  • Free admission for your children ages 5-17
  • 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 8am
  • 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
  • Discounts at participating nurseries (Armstrong Gardens: La Cañada Flintridge and San Gabriel Nursery)

Memberships are non-refundable.

JOIN/RENEW AT THE FAMILY PLUS LEVEL


 

Sponsoring

Price: $250

All of the Basic, Family, and Family Plus 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
  • Free admission for one guest when accompanied by a cardholder
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event
  • 4 train tickets
  • One-time free photo booking
  • Free admission for your children ages 5-17
  • 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 8am
  • 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
  • Discounts at participating nurseries (Armstrong Gardens: La Cañada Flintridge and San Gabriel Nursery)

Memberships are non-refundable.

JOIN/RENEW AT THE SPONSORING LEVEL


 

Sustaining

Price: $500

All of the Basic, Family, Family Plus, and Sponsoring benefits, plus:

  • + Access to a private, behind-the-scenes tour for 5
  • + 2 additional one-time guest passes (4 total)
  • 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
  • Free admission for one guest when accompanied by a cardholder
  • Invitation to an exclusive special event
  • 4 train tickets
  • One-time free photo booking
  • Free admission for your children ages 5-17
  • 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 8am
  • 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
  • Discounts at participating nurseries (Armstrong Gardens: La Cañada Flintridge and San Gabriel Nursery)

Memberships are non-refundable.

JOIN/RENEW AT THE SUSTAINING LEVEL


 

Center Circle Associates

Donation: $1,000+

All of the above Basic, Family, Family Plus, Sponsoring and Sustaining benefits, plus:

  • + Exclusive access to special programs and events
  • + Additional guest passes
  • + 15% discount at the Gift Shop
  • + 15% discount at the Café

Memberships are non-refundable.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CCA

 


 

For more information about membership, please contact the Membership Office at (818) 952-4390 or membership@descansogardens.org. The office is open 9am to 4:30pm, 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.