Golden Chrysanthemum Membership

Golden Chrysanthemum membership brings together a select group of the most exciting and philanthropic men and women in our community to promote and actively support the mission and objectives of Lan Su Chinese Garden through an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Each gift will support the Garden’s role in the maintenance of the garden, development of the programming, and promotion of the Chinese culture and history.

Annual Benefits

$1,000 ( active for one-year from gift date)

Your annual Golden Chrysanthemum benefits include:

  • Two elegant Golden Chrysanthemum membership cards, each providing one year admission with up to five guests
  • Exclusive dinner in the garden in the summer of 2018
  • Two complimentary tickets to Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase Premiere Evening
  • 20% discount at the Garden Shop
  • 10% discount at the Teahouse
  • Quarterly members newsletter and early purchase ability for ticketed events
  • Reciprocal membership benefits with the Japanese Garden annually in November
  • Reciprocal admission to many area attractions. Find a full list of participating attractions and additional member benefits at »
  • Updates on the impact of your support
  • Personal email communications throughout the year
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year; such as Donor Lantern Viewing and Preview Receptions for Art Shows. The following activities are planned for the group. Invitations will be sent prior to event:

Botanical Art Exhibition—Opening Night

5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017 

Meet the artists of the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition and be the first to see an amazing showcase of original botanical art inspired by the beauty of Lan Su Chinese Garden.

The Silk Road—Opening Night of New Programming

7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 2017 

It's all about silk! Come and see many luxury silk products during the opening night of The Silk Road at Lan Su.

Exclusive Dinner in the Garden

7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2017 

Enjoy a seated dinner during a summer evening in the garden. A new special event in the garden to say thank you for your support!

Member Hours

Early Hours—First Wednesday of the month

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Year-round starting June 2017) 

After Hours—Last Wednesday of the month (starting in June 2017)

7 p.m. - 9 p.m (March - October), 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (November - February)

Bring up to five of your friends and enjoy an enchanting evening of music, wine and nibbles in the garden with your guests. 

Donor Evening Art Opening

7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2017 

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed due to the heat and has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 10 from 7-10 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.288.8131 ext. 1026 or

Enjoy a night of Cuban music with Xavier Tavera and the All Classic Band to celebrate the opening of Kelli MacConnell and Sine Morse's art exhibitions at Lan Su. Meet the artists, enjoy wine and nibbles, and bring your dancing shoes for an evening of Cuban jazz from the 40's and 50's. 

New Lotus Collection Unveiling

7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2017

During the August Members Only Evening, come see the unveiling of the expanded lotus collection featuring more than 40 new and rare varieties imported from China. Lan Su's horticulture staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the selection, care, and maintenance process. 

Art Show & Autumn Moon Festival

7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Celebrate the harvest and China's second largest festival. Meet Lan Su's exhibiting artists, Kristy Kun & Kalina Wilson, enjoy live music, wine and nibbles.

Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase

Friday, November 3, 2017

Enjoy two complimentary tickets to the premiere evening of the Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase featuring a juried show of chrysanthemum displays. Includes a selection of desserts from local vendors, sparkling wine and the chance to meet each of the designers. 

Chinese New Year Donor Lantern Viewing Evening

Sunday, February 25, 2018 

 A special invitation for you and a guest to one of Lan Su's most popular event, the Chinese New Year Lantern Viewing Evenings. Designed for donors like you only, this evening features food, wine, and an amazing display of lanterns and Chinese performances with a lit dragon procession. 

Become a Golden Chrysanthemum member now.

For more information, contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.288.8131 ext. 1026 or

Lan Su Members

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Art at Lan Su 

Lan Su hosts several artists each year, from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, to show work in the pavilions of the garden. From classical Chinese styles to contemporary work, each show offers a new experience of Lan Su Yuan.

Learn more about the current exhibition »

Plant Guide

Discover what's currently in bloom at Lan Su by picking up a copy of Lan Su's most recent Bloom Guide at the door or download your copy now. Featuring 16 of the most fragrant or most beautiful plants in the garden, the Plant Guide is your window into Lan Su's horticultural landscape.

Plant Guides by Season:

Fall Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 537 KB) »

Winter Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 515 KB) »

Spring Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 973 KB) »

Spring/Summer Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 1.12 MB) »

Summer Plant Guide — Download your copy now (PDF, 542 KB) »