Membership

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

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General Membership

General Membership benefits include:

  •  1 or 2 non-transferable membership cards, per 1 household as described below
  • Admission during public tour season up to four times per year
  • $10 savings on Thursdays (adult guests); must arrive in one car
  • Discounts at Lotulsand Garden Shop, Online store, and over a dozen local nursery and garden specialty stores
  • Invitations, advance notice, and discounts to classes and exclusive membership events
  • Subscription to Newsletter and monthly e-Bulletin

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

$225 Dual ($125 is tax-deductible)

General Membership benefits for 2 people in the same household

$385 Friends & Family ($185 is tax-deductible)
General Membership benefits for 2 people in the same household, plus your children or grandchildren age 17 and under, plus single-use tour admission for 3 guests

$600 Advocate ($300 is tax-deductible)
General Membership benefits for 2 people in the same household, plus your children or grandchildren age 17 and under, plus single-use tour admission for 4 guests with the addition of unlimited visits annually


Garden Lover Circles


Members of $1,000+ are a part of the Garden Lover Circles Program. This is a distinct group of philanthropic members with access to a dedicated staff liaison to support reservations and access to the Garden, including docent-led tours by request, and invitations to exclusive Garden tours and events.

Garden Lovers receive all General-level benefits, plus invitations to special Garden Lovers events and exhibition previews.

  • Concierge-level service for reservations
  • Special tours and preferred access
  • Member discount price on event tickets for your guests
  • Recognition in the Lotusland Newsletter
  • Invitation to Garden Tours, Events, Focus Tours and exhibition receptions

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

  • Concierge-level service for reservations and access for up to 2 people in the same household, plus their children or grandchildren 17 and under
  • Single-use admission for up to 10 guests

$2,500 Conservator Circle ($1,565 is tax-deductible)

  • Concierge-level service for reservations and access for up to 2 people in the same household, plus their children or grandchildren 17 and under
  • Single-use admission for up to 15 guests
  •  Friends & Family level gift membership to give to a friend
  •  Personal picnic

$5,000 Guardian Circle ($3,815 is tax-deductible)

  • Concierge-level service for reservations and access for up to 2 people in the same household, plus their children or grandchildren 17 and under
  • Single-use admission for up to 20 guests
  •  A home garden consultation with horticultural staff
  • Invitation to annual Guardian Circles of Giving Recognition Event

 Levels below enjoy Guardian benefits and may host a private event. Guidelines and facility fees may apply. Events must be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date. Additional restrictions apply.


$10,000 Steward Circle

  • Exclusive opportunity to host a private event for 30 guests; limited vehicles
  • Invitation to Annual Board of Trustees Reception (with guest)

$20,000 Visionary Circle

  • Exclusive opportunity to host a private event for up to 60 guests
  • Up to four hours of private garden access
  • Shuttles required and/or VIP parking for up to 20 vehicles

$30,000 Innovator Circle

  • Exclusive opportunity to host a private event for up to 100 guests
  • Up to 5 hours of private garden access
  • Shuttles required and/or VIP parking for 25 vehicles

$50,000 Luminary Circle

  • Exclusive opportunity to host a private event for up to 180 guests
  •  Up to 6 hours of private garden access
  • Shuttles required and/or VIP parking for 35 vehicles

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

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.