Interested in becoming a member? Here's why it's a great idea!

Being a member of the Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego has so many great perks. Here's a few general benefits below.

Unlimited Admission to the Japanese Friendship Garden for a whole year!

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American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at over 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands!


Discounted pricing on certain programs, classes, and events

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Invitation to our annual Membership Tea!


10% discount at the Gift Shop and Tea Pavilion Restaurant


Receipt of bimonthly newsletter – The NIWA  (Hard copy if requested)

How to purchase a Membership

To become a Japanese Friendship Garden member, click on your desired membership level below and pay online or call (619) 232-2721 to register over the phone. If you have any questions regarding membership just let our Membership Coordinator know and he'll be happy to assist you.

Fernando Ramirez
Membership & Fund Development Coordinator
Phone: (619) 232-3997 ext 1502

Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Benefits and prices are subject to change without notice. 
The Japanese Friendship Garden is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. Tax ID # 95-3572493.

Membership Levels

($25) with valid student ID
General Benefits

Individual ($40)
General Benefits

($60) Spouse and (4) minor children under 16
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General Benefits
Two Guest Passes

($90) Grandparents, Parents and (4) grandchildren under 16
General Benefits
2 Cards (1 set of grandparents)

Contributing Benefits
Two additional Guest Passes (total of 4) ($40 value)

Supporter Benefits
Two additional Guest Passes (total of 6)($60 value)
Free Guest Entry for (1)

Associate Benefits
Two additional Guest Passes (total of 8) ($80 value)
Discount (20%) for Garden Seminars

Advocate ($1000)
Friend Benefits
Two additional Guest Passes (total of 10) ($100 value)



Certain membership benefits can be excluded for tax purposes.  Please call 619-232-2721 for more details. 

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