All visitors who aren’t members must buy a general admission ticket.

9am-7pm daily

Perennial Circle

Members of Perennial Circle provide important annual support to Descanso while advancing our mission and ensuring the gardens’ sustainability for generations to come. When you join Perennial Circle, you enjoy exclusive year-round events, talks, walks, and other special opportunities to deepen your connection to Descanso Gardens.

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All Perennial Circle Members Receive

  • One year of daytime admission
  • 8am early admission
  • Invitations to exclusive Perennial Circle events
  • Presale access and discounts for Enchanted Forest of Light, Carved, and other events
  • 10% discount at Jones Coffee at Descanso and participating nurseries, 15% discount at The Store
  • Reciprocal free admission at 300+ gardens through the American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admissions program 
  • Early access to member-only classes and events
  • 20% discount on daytime admission for guests
  • 4 complimentary guest passes
  • 4 complimentary train tickets
  • Discount on 20-ride train passports (coming July, 2024)

Poppy Circle $1,000

  • All Perennial Circle membership benefits
  • One year of daytime admission for 6 adults and 6 children
  • 3 named cardholders
  • One-time free photo booking
  • Concierge service for ticketed events
  • Ability to purchase up to 6 anytime tickets to Enchanted Forest of Light
  • Special recognition in the Annual Report

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Lilac Circle $2,000

  • All the benefits of Poppy Circle
  • One year of daytime admission for two more adults (total 8 adults and 6 children)
  • Complimentary dual membership to give as a gift

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Rose Circle $5,000

  • All the benefits of Lilac Circle
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour for 5 people

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Camellia Circle $10,000

  • All the benefits of Rose Circle
  • Special evening invitation from the CEO
  • Recognition on donor display

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Oak Circle $25,000

  • All the benefits of Camellia Circle
  • One year of daytime admission for two more adults (a total of 10 adults and 6 children)
  • One-time use of garden location for a private event

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View a side-by-side comparison of levels and benefits

Have questions about Perennial Circle? Please contact us at 818.952.4391 or

Consult with your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your contribution. Descanso Gardens Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 95-2511202.

“I’ve been coming here for 43 years, and you support what you love — and we love this place. It has so many memories.”