Reciprocal Admissions Program
A current membership card from the American Horticultural Society or a participating garden entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens!
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With nearly 300 participating gardens, it is easy to find one near you!
Program Information for Gardens
Do you have questions about your garden's participation the program? Or would you like your garden to become a part of our program? Find the information you need.
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How to take advantage of the Reciprocal Admissions Program
- We recommend that you call all gardens ahead of time before you plan your visit. Some gardens have certain exclusions for special events, or if you live within 90 miles of the garden, etc. Each garden has its own unique admissions policy and hours of operations, which is also why we recommend checking ahead of time to get the most up to date information.
- Present your current membership card at the admissions counter or gift shop to receive the RAP benefit(s) listed for that garden. Each card will only admit the individual(s) whose name is listed on the card. In the case of a family, couple, or household membership card that does not list the names, the garden must extend the benefit(s) to at least two of the members. In this case, gardens are encouraged to refer to their own policies regarding household/family memberships. Some gardens may require a photo ID.
- The 90-mile exclusion policy excludes members of gardens within 90 miles of one another from receiving reciprocal benefit(s) unless the gardens mutually agree to lift the exclusion. Please contact the garden you belong to or the garden you plan to visit to inquire about this guideline.
- Remember that the gardens you visit rely on admission and donations to maintain their collections and gardens for all to enjoy. Please support them by visiting their gift shops or making a contribution.
- Some gardens included in the RAP Directory have no benefits to reciprocate because they are already free to the public or do not have a membership base. These gardens help to preserve and maintain the Reciprocal Admissions Program through their contribution but they do not share a reciprocal relationship with any of the other gardens listed.