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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Exhibition Preview - The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden MovementExhibition Preview - "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920"

Friday, January 22, 12-4:30 p.m.

MaryLou and George Boone Gallery


During its only West Coast stop on a national tour, the exhibition explores the connections between the American Impressionist movement and the emergence of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit. Reservations not required.


Chinese New Year FestivalChinese New Year Festival (public event, free to Members)

Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Monkey begins. This two-day family event includes lion dancers, plus crowd-pleasing mask-changing performances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese music, and more. General admission.


Founder’s Day TalkFounder’s Day Talk (public event, free to Members)

Thursday, February 25, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

"The Future of Art at The Huntington"


Kevin Salatino, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections, looks at the origins and predicts the future of art at The Huntington. Reserve free tickets (limit two) for either the afternoon lecture or the evening encore presentation. Rothenberg Hall.


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. Public sale opens on Sunday, April 24.


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


Members’ OrientationMembers’ Orientation

Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.


Members enjoy a special guided tour (approximately 60 minutes) led by Huntington Estate Docents and learn how the Huntingtons turned their San Marino ranch into a renowned cultural landmark. Reservations: 626-405-2124 or


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


Exhibition Preview and Reception – The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden MovementExhibition Preview and Reception – "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920"

Friday, January 22, 5:30-9 p.m.

MaryLou and George Boone Gallery


The exhibition explores the connections between American Impressionist painting and garden design, and examines changes in the social activity of gardening, the influence of advances in botanical science, and the beginnings of environmental conservation. Reservations required.


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 Laurie Sowd, Vice President of Operations, 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.




Members’ Discovery Program - What's in BloomMembers’ Discovery Program – “What’s in Bloom: a Year in the Gardens”

Friday, February 5, 9-10 a.m.

Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center


Huntington Garden Docent, Overseer, and longstanding supporter Judith Danner will present an overview of the flowering plants that can be seen around the grounds throughout the year. Seating is limited. Reservations: 626-405-2221 or email Pamela Garrison.


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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