Welcome To Your Noci Membership
We are excited to open the garden gates for you to start having your own adventure. Before we do, please review and abide by our garden rules.
But first…What does Noci mean?
By definition, Noci means walnut in Italian but, for us, it means so much more. What is a walnut but a seed. And what is a seed but a self contained world fill with all the ingredients to nourish and grow life. To us, this represents what Noci is all about. Noci is a place where you can connect within nature. A place to disconnect your devise (unless you wanna #nocisonoma of course) A place to feed your soul and your senses. A garden to taste and enjoy the bountiful California seasons. A place to step back into a simple authentic way of just being.
Coming to Noci
Each time you arrive at Noci, please check in at the Members Desk located in the Provisions Building/Retail. You will need your Noci Membership card or your ID to enter. If you are a new member, you will be able to pick up your membership card there as well.
To book a visit, you will need to sign up for Tock https://www.exploretock.com Once you have a login at Tock, you can click https://www.nocisonoma.com/reservation at Noci to sign up for a time to come out. All visits need to be booked in advance, so we know you are coming out and we can get everything ready. We only open the gates to the public on the weekends. During the week, gates remain closed and we only open for members.
Need Help? Here is a video demonstration of how to book a visit.
Hours 2019 Season
We are open Wednesday - Sunday 9-6pm for members only. If you want to come later or stay later in the night, please inquire within. We will do our best to accommodate.
Membership is for a minimum period of one year and renewable thereafter on an annual basis. As a member, you are buying into the Noci season. It take a lot of planning and work to make the garden beautiful. This a continuous year round process. Watering, weeding, seeding, planting, mowing, pruning, replanting, not to mention many other projects along the way. which is a year round process. If you decide to cancel before the end of the year, the full remaining payment will be due upon cancellation. Refunds will be at the discretion of Noci.
Failure to pay the annual subscription (or any instalment thereof) within one month of the due date will result in the member not being admitted to Noci and the membership being terminated.
Noci Black Visits
Our Black membership is unlimited.
You may come as much as you want. Special events and seasonal workshops not included.
Noci Green & White Members Visits
Our Green & White memberships have limited visits per year.
Noci Green 30 visits per year
Noci White 15 visits per year
No guest will be admitted without the Noci member present. Noci Member will have to be with their guests at all times. Members are responsible for their guest and guest must follow all Noci Membership rules. If they do not, membership may be canceled.
There are also limits on the flowers. No more than 25 stems total. Also, there may be limitations of how many stems of each type of flower.
If you would like to bring more guests (beyond your free guest), you are welcome to purchase additional guests at $100 each for 48-hour pass. Your paid guest pass is limited to 15 lbs of harvest per day. Free guests use the members harvest pounds.
6 free guest pass per visit.
Up to 30 paid guess passes. Each pass is $100 (paid guest is limited to 15lbs of produce)
2 free guest pass per visit.
2 paid guess passes. Each pass is $100 (paid guest is limited to 15lbs of produce)
1 free guest pass per visit.
No paid guess passes.
Children ages 16 years old and younger are free and not considered a guest. Limited to 4 per visit.
Members are welcome to bring their own harvest basket/clippers or borrow a Noci harvest basket/clippers and return when checking out. If you happen to take them home with you, they will be an additional charge.
We will have a list of what is ready to harvest on the chalkboards in the Provisions building as well as a quick tutorial on how to harvest.
What can you harvest and how much?
Members can harvest different amounts based on your membership level.
Noci Black is up to 40 lbs per visit and 2 French Vases of flowers.
Noci Green is up to 25 lbs per visit and 1 French Vase of flowers.
Noci White is up to 20 lbs per visit and 1 French Vase of flowers.
Why we have limits per day of harvesting.
The limits are to enable everyone to share in the harvest.
Noci Gathering, Demonstrations & Workshops
We will have many different special activities happening at Noci. The activities will range from demonstrations of how to prepare recipes with your harvest, to getting your hands dirty in the gardens. We will even have special nights when we all just get together and listen to some music in the gardens or catch an outdoor movie.
Most are free and part of your membership.
Looking for something special to do? Check out our always expanding calendar of activies. (Coming Soon)
Q: Can I rent Noci for a wedding or an Event?
We are not offering weddings or renting space for events at this time.
Q: Can my partner/Spouse or friend come to Noci in my place if I am unable to come?
Yes, if they are named on your account.
Q: Can my guest come without me or stay without me?
No. Members may not be separated from their guests within the Gardens or allow their guests to remain in the Gardens when they leave. Guest can stay in the public areas at the front of Noci without the member.
Q: Do we have a variety of ages in the membership?
Yes, we will have young people, families and mature individuals. Again over the last year, we had members in their 20's all the way up to 80's. Noci is a big place, and there is plenty of room and activities for all types. Together and on your own. You can have a complete garden to yourself to just spend the day, read a book or have a picnic. We will have cool hang out areas around the pools and in the gardens.
Q: As a member, when do you have access to the property?
Members are welcome during business hours and for special extended evening hours. The extended evening hours will be in the nice weather months when it is perfect nights for hanging out under the stars. Noci Staff will always be present while members our on the grounds.
We will be open 5 days a week, Wednesday - Sunday. The retail building will be open 10 am to 5 pm. The gardens will be open 9 am to 6pm based on the weather and reserving a garden.
MEMBERSHIP RULES & POLICIES
Members must accompany their guest at all times. No guest will be permitted into the Noci Gardens without the card member. Members are responsible for their guest and their behavior. If guest are disruptive, this may lead to suspension or termination of membership.
Please honor and respect the privacy of all private gatherings, workshops and events at Noci. Respectfully refrain from communicating any information about the event to third parties.
Noci Sonoma reserves the right to ask members and guest to not use cameras, video or recording devices in certain areas of the garden. Members are responsible for ensuring their guests also abide by this rule. Noci Sonoma reserves the right to take possession of and confiscate any camera, video or recording device and any photos, videos or other recorded images used or taken while on the premises.
Movies, videos, songs, internet calls and presentations must only be played through headphones and should not be audible to any other member or guest present.
Noci Sonoma management and all staff members adhere to the strictest confidentiality standards and pledge to maintain all records and personal information concerning the members and their guests in the strictest confidence.
No member or guest of a member shall use, ingest, possess or distribute illegal drugs while at Noci. If any of the uses above prove true, the membership in question will be terminated.
All bills must be settled in full before leaving Noci Sonoma. There are no credit facilities. Members are responsible for their guests’ bills if they are not paid.
It is important for us to have your current details, plus a photograph, in our membership database. If your contact or payment details change please contact us with any updates.
Upon approval or renewal of your membership, your membership fees become payable immediately. By providing us with your card details, you accept and consent to your card being charged with monthly membership fees upon your application being approved or renewed.
Membership is for a minimum of one month and renewable thereafter on monthly basis. If you have selected monthly [or quarterly] payment and choose to resign your membership [or your membership is cancelled] part way through the year, you will be refunded at the discretion of the management.
Failure to pay the monthly subscription (or any installment) within one month of the due date after being notified by management will result in the member not being admitted to Noci Sonoma and the membership being terminated.
Any member wishing to cancel his/her membership may do so. All memberships are for the entire season. The season runs for 12 months, one year starting when you join. Refunds will be at the discretion of the management.
All members and their guests are obligated to abide by Noci Sonoma’s smoking policy then in effect and to all applicable no-smoking governmental laws, rules and regulations. No smoking is allowed anywhere at Noci.
Noci Sonoma is constituted to encourage non-political, social and recreational activities.
LIABILITY OF THE PROPRIETOR
The Proprietor, its servants, and/or agents shall not be liable to any member or guest of a member for any loss damage or injury suffered by them or their property how so ever caused, save in respect of death or personal injury to a member or guest caused by the negligence of the Proprietor, its servants and/or agents. This is not intended to affect any mandatory rights you have under local law that we cannot legally restrict or exclude.
INTERPRETATION OF THE RULES
In the event of any dispute arising as to the meaning or interpretation of these rules, the matter shall be referred to the Committee, whose decision shall be final. These rules shall be governed and construed in accordance with California law.
AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE MEMBERSHIP
The Proprietor may change the rules of the membership by displaying notification of the change on nocisonoma.com and on the Noci Provisions premises for a period of 7 days. A copy of these rules will be made available to all members upon reasonable notice.
NOCI SONOMA NOTICE
We want all our guests to relax and enjoy the activities and facilities available at Noci Sonoma in safety. Noci is located in the country, with a creek and other natural features that can be hazardous. Guests agree to observe the rules and any signs published or displayed at the Provisions building, only swim in designated areas and to take reasonable precautions when traveling around the grounds or using the facilities. The Proprietor is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused, except where any such loss, injury or damage is caused by the negligence the Proprietor, its employees or agents.
Unfortunately no animals will be allowed in the Noci Sonoma Gardens. You may bring your animal to the front lawns by the Noci Provisions building as long as they are on a leash.
No animals are permitted on the Noci Tours.
Conduct that is prejudicial to the reputation and character of Noci Sonoma may result in suspension or expulsion. Such conduct may include violent or abusive behavior, the communication of information concerning private affairs or members or their guests to the media.
An expelled member may not return as a guest. A refund of the expelled member’s membership fee will be at the discretion of Noci Sonoma. Any member or members who willfully remove, damage or destroy any property belonging to Noci Sonoma or to members or to guests on the premises will be liable to expulsion.
Every member binds him/herself to abide by the rules, bylaws and regulations of Noci Sonoma upon acceptance as a member. If the Proprietor considers that any member’s (or his or her guests’) conduct either inside or outside of Noci Sonoma premises is, at its his absolute discretion, contrary to the interests of Noci Sonoma or the Proprietor, the Proprietor may expel the member from Noci Sonoma premises and/or suspend or terminate that member’s membership.