Member Events


In addition to a year of unlimited free admission to The Huntington, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal plant festivals, educational lectures, and much more!


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40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Members:  April 25, 26 & 27 (Friday– Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Public:  April 27 (Sunday) 1–4:30 p.m.

Whether your tastes run to dry-climate succulents or heirloom vegetables, you’ll find a great selection of all the new arrivals and old favorites that have made the Spring Plant Sale an annual rite for Southern California gardeners. Among the highlights to look for this year are a wide selection drought-tolerant Southwestern and California natives; vintage roses that have been custom propagated from The Huntington's own rose collections; unusual cacti and succulents; an abundant assortment of herbs for the kitchen garden; plus tropicals, trees, vines, groundcovers, and much more. The sale will be held in the Botanical nursery area. For convenient shopping, bring a wagon or cart to carry your purchases.  Not a Member yet? New Members may join at the sale entrance. The public is invited to shop on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m.


EVENTS FOR UPPER LEVEL MEMBERS Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Fellows


Members' Summer Evenings

Members’ Summer Evenings

Sunday, June 22; Friday, July 18; Saturday, August 2; Saturday, August 16; 5:30–8 p.m.

Members at the Contributor level and above are invited to listen to live music, stroll the gardens, bring your own picnic or purchase a prix fixe meal fresh off the grill. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy festival-style seating on the grass.



EVENTS FOR Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Fellows


Tom Carruth

Premier Discovery Tour

April 12 (Saturday) 9 a.m. EVENT FILLED

Join Tom Carruth, renowned rose hybridizer and the E.L. & Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, as he takes you on an intimate tour of our no-spray, all-organic rose garden. We will also stop by the outdoor studio of resident artisan Terry Eagan as he continues the restoration of The Huntington's largest sculpture, the "concrete trees" (faux bois). Space is limited. Reservations: or 626-405-2124.


Annual Member Events


Members' Spring Preview Plant Sale

Members shop early before the sale opens to the public. Choose from a wide variety of rare and unusual plants and proven favorites.  Members’ invitations include a coupon for an additional 10% discount in the Bookstore & More valid on the day of the plant sale.


Members' Summer Evenings

On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after The Huntington has closed to the public.


Founder’s Day Lecture

The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by Huntington President Steve Koblik.


Members’ Open House

As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.


Holiday Shopping Day

Each December enjoy holiday programming and a boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures made by local artisans.


Exhibition Previews

All members receive special invitations to preview new exhibitions before they open to the public.


Quarterly Lectures and Previews

Affiliate through Benefactor Members are invited to attend quarterly lectures and exhibitions. Lecture subject correlates with Huntington exhibitions, and times vary from afternoon to evening.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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