Membership

By becoming a Member, you will help support our mission to create, share and apply plant wisdom to our world. Our members enjoy a range of benefits, including free daytime admission, free Member programs, discounted pricing on events and classes, free weekly children’s programs, complimentary guest tickets, and free or discounted admission at more than 300 other US gardens through the reciprocal program with the American Horticultural Society. 

Most SDBG membership levels pay for themselves in as little as 3 visits! Review perks and pricing for joining at our various levels – individual, family, senior, student, military, and more – and sign up or renew today.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

San Diego Botanic Garden is updating our Ticketing and Membership system to improve guest experience. All current and new Members will need to activate their account in our new system to access benefits. Please find step-by-step instructions HERE. Charter schools – To purchase Memberships on behalf of your families,  please email membership@sdbgarden.org for assistance.

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Renew Membership

Current or rejoining Members, please scroll down to your desired Membership Level to begin the renewal process. If you have not already created an account in our new system as of August 2023, please see HERE.

Prefer to print and fill out an application to mail to us?
PRINT BASIC MEMBERSHIP FORM

PRINT LARABEE MEMBERSHIP FORM

Member Programs

 Programs are free to Members and will offer unique ways to enjoy the Garden without the crowds, gain plant knowledge and build relationships within the SDBG Membership community.

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Gift Memberships

All Gift Membership orders are reviewed for accuracy prior to fulfillment. Benefits are not immediately available to the Recipient after purchase. Please allow 48 – 96 hours for activation of the Recipient’s account linked to their email.

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Terms of Membership

Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable, and valid during the period up to and including the date of expiration on your membership card. No refunds, extensions, or exchanges will be granted if you are unable to utilize your Membership Benefits.

For additional information on Membership Terms, please see our Membership section in our FAQ.

Basic Memberships

  • Free, unlimited admission during regular daytime hours
  • Early purchase, free and/or discounts to SDBG events and exhibitions
  • Access to Member Previews and exclusive Member Programs
  • Free participation in children’s activities during regular daytime hours
  • Discounts for classes and other educational programs
  • Opportunity to participate in the SDBG Volunteer Program
  • Reciprocal daytime admission to 300+ US gardens, arboreta and conservatories, through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program
  • Discount of 10% in SDBG’s Gift and Plant Shops
  • One or more Guest Ticket(s) for complimentary, single-use, daytime admission
  • Digital member cards
  • Named members: Adults + (grand)children < 18, as applicable
Tier Price Named Adult Card(s) Named Members Single-Use Guest Ticket(s)
Individual Join/Renew $ 55 1 1 1
Dual Join/Renew $ 95 2 2 2
Family Join/Renew $ 105 2 up to 2 adults + 6 (grand) children < 18 2
Family Plus Join/Renew $ 165 4 up to 4 adults
+ 12 (grand) children < 18
4
Military/Senior/
Student*
Select an option above, then apply discount using appropriate green button. 10% off above

 

*To qualify for the discount, one Adult member must be either Military (Active, Reserve, Retired, and Veteran) & family with ID, Senior (60+ years old), or Student (currently enrolled; present student ID on first visit). Discounts not available for Gift Membership purchases, or Larabee Society.

Larabee Society

To purchase Larabee Society Memberships, please contact the Membership Department at 760-436-3036 option 4, or in person at the Garden’s Welcome Center. You can also print Larabee Form and mail/hand in person at the Garden’s Welcome Center.

In addition to the benefits enjoyed by all SDBG Basic Memberships, Larabee Society members also receive the following benefits:

  • Discount of 15% in SDBG’s Gift and Plant Shops
  • Six (6) Guest Tickets for complimentary, single-use, daytime admission
  • One or more free guests permitted each visit
  • Four (4) digital member cards
  • Named members: up to 4 adults (including named caregivers) + 12 (grand)children < 18
Tier Price Free Accompanying Guests Per Day

Cactus

Join/Renew $ 250 1
Agave Join/Renew $ 500 2
Cycad Join/Renew $ 800 3

Larabee Society Top Tiers

In addition to the benefits enjoyed by all SDBG Basic Memberships, the highest tiers of the Larabee Society offer even more perks and greater flexibility for you to enjoy the Garden with your friends and family. Additional benefits include the following:

  • Discount of 20% in SDBG’s Gift and Plant Shops
  • Ten (10) Guest Tickets for complimentary, single-use, daytime admission
  • Additional free guests permitted each visit
  • One free Family Level Gift Certificate
  • Recognition on SDBG website and in annual report
  • Invitation to private donor events and receptions, including behind-the-scenes access to special exhibits and opportunities to meet with the Garden’s CEO, horticulturists, scientists, and educators
  • Early access to select events
  • Four digital member cards
  • Named members: up to 4 adults (including named caregivers) + 12 (grand)children < 18
Tier Price Free Accompanying Guests Per Day
Dragon Tree Join/Renew $1,200 4
Cork Oak Join/Renew $2,500 4
Sapphire Tower Join/Renew $5,000 unlimited
Torrey Pine Join/Renew $10,000 unlimited

Larabee Memberships may be purchased through monthly or quarterly payments. For more information, contact Membership.