Membership entitles you to admission to the Gardens year-‘round upon presentation of a valid Membership Card and photo ID during normal Gardens hours (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).
Membership is valid for one year from the date your application is processed. No refunds, extensions, or exchanges will be granted if you are for any reason unable to utilize your membership benefits. In some cases, memberships are extended as a benefit (i.e. online purchases, etc.)
If you have purchased regular-priced admission to the Gardens the same day you purchase a membership, the price of admission can be applied to the cost of a membership. At the Single level, the cost of up to two (2) regular-priced admissions is applied. At the Dual level and above, the cost of up to four (4) regular-priced admissions is applied.
The Gardens does not grant refunds once a membership has been activated.
Memberships are not transferable. A second proof of identity may be requested at our front desk when entering the Gardens.
Memberships that include two persons will receive one Membership Card for each adult named on the membership. Children do not receive Membership Cards.
Lost, mishandled or stolen Membership Cards can be replaced upon request. There is a replacement fee of $5 for lost cards.
If during the term of your active membership you wish to upgrade your level of membership, speak with a membership representative to arrange for payment of the difference between the two levels. You may reach the membership office via email or (941) 366-5731, ext. 231.
The Gardens does not permit a member to downgrade to a lower level once the membership has been activated.
Membership Application Process
Please allow 10-14 days to receive your membership materials. The Gardens does send receipt confirmations when ordering online, but not for mail or phone orders or gifts. We will assume all proper membership materials have been received unless notified. Please notify the membership office if you have not received your membership materials within three weeks.
Renewal letters are mailed two months prior to the expiration date of your membership, so there will be no gap in your membership privileges. If you renew before your membership expires, your membership will be extended for one year beyond the current expiration date.
You may renew your membership online, via mail, at the Welcome Center, or by phone through the Renewal Line at (941) 366-5731 ext. 231.
For security purposes, our membership office does not retain the financial information of its members on record. This information must be resubmitted with each renewal.
Temporary Membership Cards
You will receive a temporary membership card if you join or renew in person at the Gardens. Your permanent card(s) will be mailed to you within 10-14 days. If you would like to use member benefits immediately, bring your photo ID and a temporary card, receipt, or confirmation email. Please visit the member benefits area to learn more.
Members receive free admission to selected special events and discount pricing on admission to other events, such as Lights in Bloom. For the most up-to-date information, please check our website, email, or call us at (941) 366-5731 and listen for details.
Guests of members may be charged a nominal fee for special events.