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Membership Levels and Benefits


All of the benefits of a basic membership plus additional benefits await generous individuals who wish to support the Gardens beyond the basic levels and who join as valued members of the Larabee or the Benefactor Society.

Larabee Society Levels

  • Steward - annual membership gifts $150 to $299
  • Patron - annual membership gifts $300 to $599
  • Fellow - annual membership gifts $600 to $1,199

Benefactor Society Levels

  • Dragon Tree - annual membership gifts $1,200 - $2,499
  • Cork Oak - annual membership gifts $2,500 - $4,999
  • Sapphire Tower - annual membership gifts $5,000 - $9,999
  • Torrey Pine - annual membership gifts $10,000 or more

Additional Membership Benefits

For members of the Larabee Society or the Benefactor Society:

Steward level members have the option to decline a second adult card and instead bring one accompanying guest whenever you visit the Garden.

  Steward level Patron level Fellow level All Benefactor Society Levels
Total guest
admission tickets
4 6 8 10
Recognition in
Quail Tracks
Invitation to the annual
Spring Reception
Early access to
Fall Plant Sale at
8:00 a.m. on Saturday
Free admission for accompanying
guests (each visit)
1 guest 2 guests 3
20% discount at The Garden Shops
Invitation to Fall Plant Sale VIP Reception and Pre-sale
Free admission to Garden of Lights for Fellow and Benefactor members, plus: 2 guests 3 guests
Discounted daytime rental of the Garden’s meeting rooms* 25% 50%
Gift certificate for a Family/Dual Membership
Exclusive botanical memento
Recognition on sign in the Garden
Invitation to the Benefactor Dinner      

* Restrictions apply. Limited to one use.

You may renew or purchase a gift membership on-line.

A printable Membership Application is also available. (PDF FILE)

If you wish to join at any level and have questions about becoming a member of San Diego Botanic Garden, please call our Membership/Visitor Services at
760/ 436-3036 x215.

Quail Gardens Foundation, Inc., d.b.a. San Diego Botanic Garden, federal tax ID # 95-6120581, is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. Part of your membership may be tax deductible, please consult with your tax advisor. The fair market value of a Basic Level membership or Additional Adult Card is estimated at the price paid. The fair market value of a Larabee Society membership is estimated at $85. The fair market value of a Benefactor Society membership is estimated at $354.



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