Membership

Membership

As a member, you will be giving the vital support needed to provide the community with horticultural displays, educational programs, seasonal exhibits, as well as preservation of the buildings, the California Impressionist paintings and the extensive historical collection of books, newspapers, photographs, articles and memorabilia.

Thanks to the generosity of its Friends Sherman Library & Gardens has grown and prospered since 1966 and remains a serene retreat like no other. It is a place for learning and experiencing horticulture, plant life, climate influences, nature and the incredible development of the Pacific Southwest during the past 150+ years.

Levels of Giving - Membership Benefits

All Members identified on the membership account receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for cardholder and spouse or partner
  • Discount of 15% in the Garden Shop
  • Annual subscriptions to publications
  • Invitations to lectures and events
  • Reduced fee for classes and programs
  • Free admission to 250 gardens through the American Horticultural Society reciprocal membership program – Click Here to see a complete list of reciprocal gardens.
  • Discount of 10% at Rogers Gardens and Armstrong’s Nursery, Newport Beach (Nursery items only – Show your Friends membership card to receive the discount)
  • Reduced entry fee for up to four guests when dining at Café Jardin ($2.00 per guest)
  • (2) one-time guest passes; each pass allows admission for two people
The Grounds Of The Sherman Gardens and Library
The Grounds Of The Sherman Gardens and Library

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Unlimited admission for cardholder and spouse or partner plus dependent children or grandchildren 18 and under

Sustaining $150

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Special Café Jardin privilege: admission fee waived for up to four guests when dining at Café Jardin
  • Early entrance and sunset visits (by appointment)
  • Four (4) one-time guest passes; each pass allows admission for two people

All of the above benefits plus:

  • One-time professional photography privilege for family or group photos in the Garden (by appointment)
  • Privilege to rent the facilities for a small evening event Monday – Friday (rental and catering fees apply)

Society of Fellows $1,000

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Invitation to annual Fellows dinner

Patron $2,000

All of the above benefits except Fellows annual dinner, plus:

  • Private tour of the Gardens or the Library’s California Impressionist Painting Collection with staff member (by appointment)
  • Privilege to rent the facilities for a social gathering, reception, or wedding (rental and catering fees apply) once during the year following membership donation

Distinguished Patron $5,000

All of the above benefits except Fellows annual dinner.