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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 The Store, class discounts and members-only events.

Please note that memberships are non-refundable.

Join or renew at these levels:


  • Family and Friends “special event” tickets do not include Carved or Enchanted Forest of Light.
  • Please note that the Senior Dual membership is for those 65 years of age and older.


Perennial Circle, formerly called Center Circle Associates, is the Gardens’ philanthropic support group—stewards, advocates, financial supporters, guides, creators of legacy and heritage.

For more information about Perennial Circle, contact us at (818) 952-4391 or click here.

Digital Membership Cards

Need a digital membership card? On your next visit to Descanso, please let us know at the Visitor Center and we’ll be happy to send you a personalized link to your digital membership card.

Please note that if you have a plastic membership card, it is still valid and can be scanned upon entry.

If you would like a plastic membership card, they will be available for $5 each at our Visitor Center. For more information, please contact the Membership Office at (818) 952-4390 or membership@descansogardens.org.

Reciprocal Admissions

Descanso members 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.

Descanso Gardens enforces the 90-mile exclusion policy for members of other area botanical gardens. Please contact the garden you belong to or the garden you plan to visit to inquire about their enforcement of this policy.

Click here for a list of participating gardens.

To purchase or update your membership, your operating system and browser need to be upgraded to the latest version. This is an Internet-wide requirement to ensure the highest level of security while processing transactions. All benefits are valid for one year from the date of membership.

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.