Membership

Membership support is vitally important to preserve and enhance this unique horticultural treasure for all to enjoy.

Benefits For All Membership Levels


  • Admission while Lotusland is open (with a reservation)
  • Guest admissions are $50 for adults and $25 for ages 3-17
  • Invitations, advance notice and discounts on classes and events
  • $10 savings (adult guests) on Thursdays; must arrive in one car
  • A 10% discount at our Garden Shop and online store
  • Savings at over a dozen nursery and garden specialty stores
  • Subscription to quarterly Newsletter and monthly e-Bulletin
  • Your membership contribution is tax deductible as noted
  • You may decline all benefits for a full tax deduction
  • Annual member appreciation event

Online

See Below

 Call

805.969.3767

Reservations are required for Members and non-members. Free admission applies to the person on the membership card.

General Membership

Includes 1 or 2 non-transferable membership cards, per 1 household as described below:


$125 Individual ($75 is tax deductible)
Membership benefits for 1 specified adult

$225 Dual ($125 is tax deductible)
Membership benefits for 2 specified adults living in 1 household

$250 Family ($100 is tax deductible)
Membership benefits for up to 2 specified adults living in 1 household, plus their children or grandchildren 17 and under

$385 Friend ($185 is tax deductible)
Membership benefits for up to 2 specified adults living in 1 household, plus their children or grandchildren 17 and under, plus 3 single use tour admissions ($150 value)


Lotusland’s Conditional Use Permit with the County of Santa Barbara

To comply with Lotusland’s Conditional Use Permit, advance reservations are required for all Members and visitors, and Lotusland is restricted to 15,000 people annually and 35 to 40 vehicles daily. For advanced reserved tour arrivals, Lotusland’s gated entrance is open between 9:15 and 9:45 AM and 1:15 to 1:45 PM. Tour dates are available mid-February to mid-November, Wednesday through Saturday. Call Visitor Services at 805.969.9990 to make reservations and assure availability. Pricing and benefits are subject to change without notice.

Garden Lover


Members who join as Garden Lovers provide essential support for the ongoing care and improvement of Lotusland. Garden Lovers receive all below level benefits, plus invitations to special Garden Lovers events and exhibition previews. Members at these levels still need to make reservations for their guests, but are not required to accompany them.

  • Special tours and preferred access
  • Member discount price on event tickets for your guests
  • First opportunity for gala sponsorships
  • Invitations to exclusive Garden Lovers seasonal dinners
  • Recognition in the Lotusland Newsletter
  • Free Focus Tours, curator tours, lectures and exhibitions

$600 Advocate ($300 is tax deductible)
Includes all the membership benefits of Family level, plus

  • 4 free single use guest admissions
  • Invitations to free educational programs

$1,000 Cultivator ($400 is tax deductible)

  •  Single-use tour admissions for up to 10 guests
  •  Enjoy a personal picnic for 6 between tours, per guidelines
  •  Invitation to a reception with the Board of Trustees

$2,500 Conservator ($1,565 is tax deductible)
Includes all the benefits of Cultivator level, plus

  •  Single-use tour admissions for up to 15 guests
  •  Family level gift membership to give to a friend ($250 value)
  •  Electric cart tour for up to 4; subject to availability

$5,000 Guardian ($3,815 is tax deductible)
Includes all the benefits of Conservator level, plus

  •  Single-use tour admissions for up to 20 guests
  • 4-hour home garden consultation with horticultural staff
  •  Special recognition in the quarterly Lotusland Newsletter

 Levels below enjoy Guardian benefits and may host a private event. Guidelines apply and facility fees may apply.


$10,000 Steward

  •  Up to 30 guests; limit of 15 vehicles

$17,500 Visionary

  •  Up to 60 guests; limit of 30 vehicles

$25,000 Champion

  •  Up to 100 guests; limit of 35 vehicles

$35,000 Innovator

  •  Up to 140 guests; limit of 35 vehicles

$50,000 Luminary

  •  Up to 180 guests; limit of 60 vehicles

Your membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.