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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The 42nd Annual Members’ Preview Plant SaleThe 42nd Annual Members’ Preview Plant Sale

Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Public Sale:  Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


You’ll find ideas, answers, and a wide assortment of great plants, including herbs, vegetable seedlings, drought-tolerant grasses and sedges, cacti, succulents, roses, tropicals, trees, vines, groundcovers, and much more. Members shop for two days before the public and find the best selection. Members also receive an extra 10 percent discount in the Huntington Store, valid Friday, April 22, through Monday, April 25. (Sorry, the discount cannot be applied to plant purchases.) Public sale opens on Sunday, April 24.


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


Summer EveningsSummer Evenings

June 26, July 9, July 30 and August 13


Members are invited to enjoy special Summer Evenings at The Huntington. Wander through the gardens as the sun sinks low in the sky, dine at the Café, or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawn while listening to live music. (Don’t forget your blanket or chair.)


All gardens will be open during Members’ Summer Evenings, as will the Huntington Store. The Library and art galleries will be closed.


Gardens open 5:30-8 p.m.
Music 6:30-7:30 p.m.


June 26 (Sunday)
Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet
Shattering clichés about harp music while bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary jazz.


July 9 (Saturday)
Smith the Band
Current and classic country music favorites for all ages.


July 30 (Saturday)
Zhiming Han New Age Ensemble
International musical styles and instruments create a relaxing and positive soundscape.


August 13 (Saturday)
Quintet from the Pasadena Symphony
Selections from their classical repertoire.


Members’ OrientationMembers’ Orientation

Friday, August 5, 9 a.m.


Members are invited to join Scott Kleinrock, The Huntington’s Landscape and Planning Coordinator, for an insider’s look at the new gardens in the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Reservations: 626-405-2124 or


EVENTS FOR PREMIER LEVEL MEMBERS Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Fellows


Members’ Spring Quarterly Event - Past into PresentMembers’ Spring Quarterly Event - “Past into Present: The San Marino Ranch Property into a World-Class Cultural Destination”

Thursday, April 7, 6:30-9 p.m.


Members have the opportunity to trace The Huntington’s progress, as each building and garden was carefully created, from 1900 to 2015. Enjoy a presentation by Jim Folsom, Marge and Sherm Telleen/Earle and Marion Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, and Randy Shulman, Vice President of Advancement, in Haaga Hall, utilizing images of historical maps and archival photographs. This event will take place rain or shine.




Members’ Discovery Program – America’s National Parks: Geographies of Wonder, 1872-1933Members’ Discovery Program – “America’s National Parks: Geographies of Wonder, 1872-1933”

Friday, May 13, 7-9:30 p.m.


Join Peter Blodgett, The Huntington’s H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American Manuscripts, for an informal conversation and self-tour of the exhibition Geographies of Wonder: Origin Stories of the National Parks, 1872-1933. The exhibition examines the ideas that led to the development of the national parks system.


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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