Membership

You can help preserve one of the gems of our community’s historic past and protect its future

Becoming a member of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park makes a difference.

Your support helps us steward the Victorian estate of Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, who were some of our community’s greatest benefactors. Today, the estate covers over 50 acres of peaceful green space and includes a 40-room mansion, 9 themed historic gardens, a 100-year old Lord & Burnham greenhouse complex, and a mature arboretum.

Not only do we preserve the Sonnenberg estate, but we also keep it open as a public garden and historic home that we share with approximately 35,000 guests each year from all corners of the globe. People come to experience history, take part in our educational and cultural events, relax in our beautiful gardens, and celebrate the special moments of their lives.

This would not be possible without the support of our members. You make it possible for us to preserve the past and share it with the future. The future of our gardens lies in your hands. Join us now as a member.

Personal Memberships

  • Daily admission to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm during our regular season (May-October)
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Reciprocal admission at 345+ public gardens throughout North America (see the American Horticultural Society’s website Reciprocal Admission Program for details on participating gardens and organizations)
  • Discounted pricing for select events & programs

Please allow 2 weeks processing time for all memberships purchased online.

Individual

$50.00

Annual

Student

$30.00

Annual

Dual

$75.00

Annual

Family

$125.00

Annual

  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 4 single-use guest passes
  • Purchase as a gift

Patron

$250.00

Annual

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  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 6 single-use guest passes
  • Two admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Two admission passes to a Moonlight Stroll of your choice
  • 5% discount (maximum $100) on private event rental
  • Purchase as a gift

Rose

$500.00

Annual

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  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 8 single-use guest passes
  • Two admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Two admission passes to a Moonlight Stroll of your choice
  • 10% discount (maximum $250) on private event rental
  • Purchase as a gift

Orchid

$1,000.00

Annual

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  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 10 single-use guest passes
  • Two admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Two admission passes to a Moonlight Stroll of your choice
  • 15% discount (maximum $500) on private event rental
  • Purchase as a gift

Lily

$1,500.00

Annual

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  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 10 single-use guest passes
  • Two admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Two admission passes to a Moonlight Stroll of your choice
  • 20% discount (maximum $750) on private event rental
  • Purchase as a gift

Mary Clark Thompson Circle

$5,000.00

Annual

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  • Benefits for 2 adults and all dependent children 18 years old and younger
  • 15 single-use guest passes
  • Four admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Four admission passes to a Moonlight Stroll of your choice
  • 20% discount (maximum $750) on private event rental
  • Purchase as a gift

Business Membership

  • Daily admission to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm during our regular season (May-October)
  • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
  • Reciprocal admission at 345+ public gardens throughout North America (see the American Horticultural Society’s website Reciprocal Admission Program for details on participating gardens and organizations)
  • Discounted pricing for select events & programs

 

Please allow 2 weeks processing time for all memberships purchased online.

Basic Business

$125.00

Annual

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  • 2 membership cards
  • 4 single-use guest passes

Business Donor

$375.00

Annual

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  • 4 membership cards
  • 10 single-use guest passes
  • Four admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • 5% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House business function rental

Business Patron

$750.00

Annual

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  • 10 membership cards
  • 15 single-use guest passes
  • Ten admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Pick A Week (pre-scheduled) – free admission for employees with company ID
  • 10% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House business function rental

Business Sponsor

$1,250.00

Annual

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  • 15 membership cards
  • 25 single-use guest passes
  • Fifteen admission passes to the Orchid Show
  • Pick A Week (pre-scheduled) – free admission for employees with company ID
  • 15% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House business function rental or 10% discount on Tent Rental

To see other businesses supporting Sonnenberg click here.

Garden Club Membership

  • Club’s contact person will receive membership card and following benefits
    • Daily admission to Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm during our regular season (May-October)
    • 10% discount on gift shop purchases
    • Reciprocal admission at 345+ public gardens throughout North America (see the American Horticultural Society’s website Reciprocal Admission Program for details on participating gardens and organizations)
    • Discounted pricing for select events & programs
  • Reduced admission group rates for 10 or more people from the Garden Club that plan a group tour

 

Please allow 2 weeks processing time for all memberships purchased online.

Silver

$50.00

Annual

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  • Club contact person membership card
  • 2 single-use guest passes

Gold

$100.00

Annual

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  • Club contact person membership card
  • 5 single-use guest passes
  • 5% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House garden club function rental (Monday – Friday)

Diamond

$500.00

Annual

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  • Club contact person membership card
  • 8 single-use guest passes
  • 10% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House garden club function rental (Monday – Friday) including a free 1-hour horticulture lecture about Sonnenberg or garden topic of choice (pre-scheduled with Executive Director)

Platinum

$1,000.00

Annual

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  • Club contact person membership card
  • 10 single-use guest passes
  • Free Orchid Show admission for club members (pre-scheduled with Sonnenberg office)
  • 15% discount on Mansion (evening) or Carriage House garden club function rental (Monday – Friday) including a free 1-hour horticulture lecture about Sonnenberg or garden topic of choice OR a private tour of Sonnenberg Gardens (pre-scheduled with Executive Director)