Why are reservations now required for visitors?

Unfortunately, the county has limited our total annual attendance which means we have to turn away guests when reach capacity. By implementing a reservation system, we can ensure we stay within our county-limited capacity, efficiently manage traffic and parking, and continue to provide a great experience for both our members and guests visiting from across California – and beyond. Once your reservation is confirmed, you’re guaranteed entry into the Garden so you can confidently plan your visit.