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Membership Terms and Conditions

Membership ID Policy

Can I use my Membership card for admission to other gardens and arboreta?

Who may use my Membership?

Can my spouse use my Individual Plus Membership?

Who may access my Member benefits?

Do I need a timed ticket for my guest(s) if I have a complimentary one-time use guest ticket?

Children 

Membership Terms and Conditions

All sales are final and non-refundable. Memberships may not be sold or otherwise transferred between individuals. Benefits extend only to those listed on the Membership card and where applicable their children (or up to four grandchildren) ages 18 and under. Photo ID is required with Membership card(s) for entry into the Gardens. Discounts on special events and performances apply, if Membership is active through event date. Member discounts cannot be applied to alcohol purchases.

All Memberships, regardless of level, are licenses revocable at will by Longwood Gardens. A Membership will automatically be revoked if a Member, or any guest of a Member, breaches the Guest Etiquette & Guidelines section of Longwood Gardens' website, the rules of conduct or any other restrictions applicable to a Member or any admittee to Longwood Gardens. Memberships are not automatically renewable and shall expire after the Membership term, one or two years, which is specified at purchase. Longwood Gardens may, in its sole discretion and with or without cause, permanently revoke an individual's right to purchase a Membership, and ban or otherwise prevent an individual from attending events or functions at Longwood Gardens or otherwise entering Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens reserves the right to alter, close or remove exhibits without prior notice. Pricing, Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Please note: Off-site parking may be used on popular days, mostly on weekends and holidays, which may require a free shuttle service.

*Complimentary guest tickets are not valid for specially ticketed events, including Nightscape (July 1-Oct 31, 2015), December 26-January 1, and all Saturdays and Sundays during A Longwood Christmas display. Complimentary guest tickets are valued at $18 each, are not replaceable, and may not be used for Member-only events.

*Complimentary one-time use guest tickets are mailed when purchasing Memberships via the web, by mail or phone unless you specifically request they be held at will call prior to us mailing them out. Because of the value associated with our complimentary guest tickets, we cannot accommodate requests to issue them onsite when Membership is purchased via web, mail or phone. If you purchase a Membership or renew onsite you will receive them immediately and they may be used immediately.

The PLUS Guest benefit (Individual Plus, Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, and Chimes Tower levels) allows general admission for specified number of individuals per day. This does not include admission to Members-only events.

Complimentary stroller, scooter and wheelchair rentals are available, upon request, on a first-come, first-served basis for Member. This benefit does not extend to Members' guests.

Membership ID Policy

Longwood strives to offer world-class exhibits, educational programs, performing arts and special Members-only events just for you, our Member. To help us maintain and preserve our Membership promise to you, we kindly request that you present proof of identification along with your Membership card(s) when visiting the Gardens. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you, but our intention is to honor you, our most loyal friends, who generously participate in our Membership program.

Can I use my Membership card for admission to other gardens and arboreta?

We are sorry, but Longwood Gardens does not participate in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program. Please click here for a list of gardens that do reciprocate.

Explore select Brandywine Valley attractions and receive a $2 discount on adult general admission

Who may use my Membership?

Membership cards are non-transferable and can only be used by the named cardholder(s). Guests or family members may not take the place of a named cardholder. Longwood Gardens is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on Membership support and attendance revenue to maintain its beautiful grounds and facilities. To preserve the integrity of our Membership program and its wonderful benefits for paying Members, we ask our Members to help us prevent misuse of the Membership card(s). Named cardholders and, where applicable, their children 18 and under, are privy to the benefits of Membership. Individual Plus, Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, and Chimes Tower Memberships provide the flexibility to bring additional guest(s) each day. 

*Please visit the Membership Levels page of our website for further details on these Memberships. Members are required to stamp their hand for re-entry into the Gardens.

Can my spouse use my Individual Plus Membership?

The Individual Plus Membership provides general Gardens admission for one named cardholder, PLUS general Gardens admission for one (1) additional guest per day. The named cardholder must accompany the additional guest. If you would like another person to be able to use your Membership, please purchase a Dual Membership.

Who may access my Member benefits?

Membership must be active through event date to qualify for Member discount. Discounted tickets may be purchased for named cardholders and, where applicable, their children (or up to four grandchildren) ages 18 and under. Member guest event tickets must be purchased at full price. Wheelchair, scooter, and stroller rentals are free for named cardholders in need of the service. Availability is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. This privilege may not be used to obtain rentals for extended family or friends.

Do I need a timed ticket for my guest(s) if I have a complimentary one-time use guest ticket?

Complimentary one-time use guest ticket holders do not need timed ticket(s) to enter the Gardens. However, you are required to purchase timed ticket(s) for any guests accompanying you who are purchasing tickets. Complimentary guest tickets are for one-time general admission. Specially ticketed events and blackout date restrictions apply.

Children

Should I list my child if he/she is 4 years of age or younger?

  • Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge, but it is helpful to list them on your Membership as well.

Can I add a child to my Dual, Individual Plus, Individual, or Student Memberships?

  • We are sorry, but those levels do not include additional children. The Family and Garden Plus Memberships include the named cardholder's children (or up to 4 grandchildren ) 18 years of age and younger.

Can children covered under a Family, Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, or Chimes Tower Membership come without one of the named cardholders?

Yes, children covered by the Membership may come to the Gardens without one of the named cardholders. They must have one of the Membership cards for admission. Students 16-18 years old should present a student ID or a driver's license if they possess one.

Can my nanny/babysitter bring my children to the Gardens using my Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, or Chimes Tower Membership?

  • Yes. Just let us know and we will put a sticker on your Membership cards allowing a childcare provider to bring children covered under your Membership to the Gardens. The nanny/babysitter must present either the Primary or Secondary cardholders Membership cards.  The nanny/babysitter will be considered an additional guest during each visit.

Can children bring a guest to the Gardens if they are part of a Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, or Chimes Tower Membership?

  • Yes, children who are covered by these Memberships may bring a guest with them to the Gardens. They must have one of the Membership cards for admission. Students 16-18 years old should present a student ID or drivers license if they posses one.

Can I add my grandchildren to my Membership?

  • Sure, you are welcome to include your grandchildren on a Family, Garden Plus, Rose Arbor, or Chimes Tower Membership. Please let us know the number of grandchildren between the ages of 5 and 17. Up to four grandchildren may be included. Children 4 and under are admitted free of charge.