Monarch Society

Next generation of leaders, making a difference.

The Garden’s Emerging Professionals, Working Today to Conserve Tomorrow.

Join the Monarch Society, the Garden’s program for emerging professionals. Garden Members at any level can enroll in this complimentary program. Simply check the box to join the Monarch Society when purchasing your membership. Enrich your life and support our efforts to understand, protect and educate others about our desert environment.

The Monarch Society is perfect for garden, conservation and education enthusiasts, ages 21 – 39.

As a part of the Monarch Society, you are invited to exclusive experiences, presentations and behind-the-scenes opportunities that highlight the Garden's compelling mission.

Your Monarch Society membership helps the ongoing development of the Desert Botanical Garden and provides funding for key mission programs: scientific research, education, plant conservation, and Garden exhibits. But your Garden membership doesn't just help maintain and support a nationally recognized museum and research center, it also brings insider perks and rewards like special discounts and member-only Garden offers.

Regardless of what Garden membership level you choose, here are some of the benefits of being a part of the Monarch Society:

  • Attend 4-5 complimentary Monarch Society events and activities yearly with complimentary wine, beer and snacks at most events
  • Visit as often as you want with unlimited annual admission
  • Special behind-the-scenes tours with curators and environmental scientists
  • Discounts on classes such as Container Gardening, Growing Herbs and iPhone Photography
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • 10% discount at the Garden Shop
  • Members’ days and discounts at Plant Sales (March and October)
  • Access to the Garden’s Desert Plant Hotline
  • Invitation to purchase discounted tickets to events like Agave on the Rocks, Chilies & Chocolate and Music in the Garden
  • Enjoy reciprocal admission and/or discounts to nearly 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories across the country

We invite you to come grow with us. Together, we can make a difference.

The Monarch Society is ideal for ages 21-39. Individuals must be 21 to join and/or attend events.

To enroll today, purchase your membership here or call 480 941.3517. For more information, please contact Kelsey Wolf-Donnay, Individual Giving Manager at or 480 481.8147.