Sherman Society


As a member, you will be giving the vital support needed to provide the community with horticultural displays, educational programs, and 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 members, 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 Sherman Society identified on the membership account receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited free admission for each named cardholder
  • Discount of 15% in the Garden Shop
  • Early Access to purchase tickets for signature events and classes
  • Reduced fees for classes and programs
  • Free admission to 300+ 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 membership card to receive the discount)
  • 6 one-time guest passes
  • Exclusive invitation to Member Appreciation Events
  • Reserved Parking (reservation required, excludes special events)
  • Discount of 10% on gift memberships
  • Discount of 20% in the Garden Shop
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and website

Invitations to Sherman Society Events, including (additional charges may apply):

  • Summer Wine Tasting
  • Art exhibition previews
  • Receptions at Special Events
  • Family Picnic
  • Field Trips

First to Know Access for Signature events, including: 

  • Nights of 1000 Lights
  • Creatures of the Night
  • Lunch & Lecture series sponsored by South Coast Plaza
  • Backhausdance
Bronze | Society of Fellows

Bronze $1,500 - $2,499

Member benefits outlined above

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Silver | Society of Fellows

Silver $2,500 - $4,999

All previous level benefits plus:

  • 4 Complimentary tickets to Nights of 1000 Lights (reservations required)

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Gold | Society of Fellows

Gold $5,000 - $9,999

All previous level benefits plus:

  • Name Recognition on Donor Wall
  • Garden Summer Fusion Party: SOF members-only space at 608 Dahlia + dinner for 2 with wine pairing
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Platinum | Society of Fellows

Platinum $10,000 - $24,999

All previous level benefits plus:

  • Concierge service for personal assistance with program & event bookings, restaurant reservations, and visits.
  • Complimentary use of facilities for small evening event once per year (catering fees apply).
  • Invitations to exclusive travel experiences.

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Titanium | Society of Fellows

Titanium $25,000 - $49,999

All previous level benefits plus:

  • Complimentary use of facilities for social gathering, reception or wedding once per year (catering fees apply).

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Diamond | Society of Fellows

Diamond $50,000 - $99,999

All previous level benefits.

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Sherman Benefactor $100,000 | Society of Fellows

Sherman Benefactor $100,000

All previous level benefits plus:

  • Lifetime access
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