AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program – American Horticultural Society

A current membership card from a garden participating in the American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at over 320 gardens throughout North America!

How to Enjoy the AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program

  • We recommend that you call all gardens ahead of time before you plan your visit. Some gardens have exclusions for special events or exhibits, or if you live within 90 miles of the garden*, etc. Each garden has its own unique admissions policies and hours of operation, 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 individual names, the garden must extend the benefit(s) to at least two of the members. In this case, it is at the garden’s discretion to extend benefits to more than two individuals. Some gardens may require a photo ID.

  • *The 90-mile Exclusion allows gardens to exclude members of other gardens within 90 miles of them from receiving their reciprocal benefit(s) unless the gardens mutually agree to lift the exclusion. For AHS members, the exclusion is based on their home address. 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 admissions 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 and 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.  Be sure to check each garden’s listing to determine the benefits offered.

Step 1: Check out our list below for informational purposes! Click on the Attraction Name to go directly to their website, or click on the City / State to find other AWESOME family-friendly activities in that area!


Step 2: Make sure you get the official scoop by reading through the 2020 AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program details here!

View or download the 2020 AHS RAP Member List in pdf format if you need it!


Step 3: Support YOUR local, participating AHS-affiliated Gardens by purchasing a Membership Package!


Step 4: Get your Official AHS-affiliated Reciprocal Membership Card and prepare to bring it, along with your photo ID, when you travel!


Step 5: Don’t forget to call ahead to ensure the Gardens you’d like to visit is still currently and actively offering free admission to members of this program. Rules and participation can and will change throughout the year!


Step 6: ENJOY!


AHS QUIKLIST

CITY / STATEATTRACTION NAME
ALABAMA
Anniston, ALAnniston Museums & Gardens
Birmingham, ALBirmingham Botanical Gardens
Dothan, ALDothan Area Botanical Gardens
Hoover, ALAldridge Gardens
Huntsville, ALHuntsville Botanical Garden
Mobile, AL Mobile Botanical Gardens
ALASKA
Anchorage, AKAlaska Botanical Garden
ARIZONA
Flagstaff, AZThe Arboretum at Flagstaff
Phoenix, AZDesert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, AZJapanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
Tucson, AZTohono Chul
ARKANSAS
Fayetteville, ARBotanical Garden of the Ozarks
Hot Springs, ARGarvan Woodland Gardens
CALIFORNIA
Arcadia, CALos Angeles County Arboretum
Berkeley, CARegional Parks Botanic Garden
Berkeley, CAUniversity of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Claremont, CARancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Corona del Mar, CASherman Library & Gardens
Davis, CAUC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
El Cajon, CAWater Conservation Garden
Encinitas, CAButterfly Farms
Encinitas, CASan Diego Botanic Garden
Eureka, CAHumboldt Botanical Garden
Fort Bragg, CAMendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Fullerton, CAFullerton Arboretum
Glen Ellen, CAQuarryhill Botanical Garden
Hanford, CAChildren’s Storybook Garden & Museum
La Canada Flintridge, CADescanso Gardens
Long Beach, CAEarl Burns Miller Japanese Garden
Palo Alto, CAGamble Garden
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CASouth Coast Botanic Garden
Redding, CATurtle Bay Exploration Park’s McConnell Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Riverside, CAUC Riverside Botanic Gardens
San Clemente, CACasa Romantica Cultural Center
San Diego, CAJapanese Friendship Garden
San Francisco, CAConservatory of Flowers
San Francisco, CASan Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum
San Luis Obispo, CASan Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
Santa Barbara, CACasa del Herrero
Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Cruz, CAThe UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Thousand Oaks, CAConejo Valley Botanic Garden
Van Nuys, CAThe Japanese Garden
Ventura, CAVentura Botanical Gardens at Grant Park
Walnut Creek, CAThe Gardens at Heather Farm
Walnut Creek, CAThe Ruth Bancroft Garden
COLORADO
Denver, CODenver Botanic Gardens
Durango, CODurango Botanic Gardens
Fort Collins, COThe Gardens on Spring Creek
Grand Junction, COWestern Colorado Botanical Gardens
Littleton, COThe Hudson Gardens and Event Center
Vail, COBetty Ford Alpine Gardens
CONNECTICUT
Cos Cob, CTGreenwich Botanical Center
Kensington, CTNew Britain Youth Museum & Hungerford Nature Center
New London, CTConnecticut College Arboretum
Stamford, CTBartlett Arboretum and Gardens
Washington, CTHollister House Garden
DELAWARE
Newark, DEUniversity of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Wilmington, DEThe Delaware Center for Horticulture
Winterthur, DEWinterthur Museum, Garden & Library
FLORIDA
Bonita Springs, FLEverglades Wonder Gardens
Coral Gables, FLThe American Orchid Society at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Coral Gables, FLFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Davie, FLFlamingo Gardens
Fort Myers, FLEdison & Ford Winter Estates
Fort Pierce, FLHeathcote Botanical Gardens
Jacksonville, FLThe Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Jacksonville, FLJacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
Lake Wales, FLBok Tower Gardens
Largo, FLThe Florida Botanical Gardens
Miami Beach, FLMiami Beach Botanical Garden
Orlando, FLHarry P. Leu Gardens
Ormond Beach, FLOrmond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens
Port St. Lucie, FLPort St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
Sanibel, FLBotanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings Resort
Sarasota, FLMarie Selby Botanical Gardens
St. Petersburg, FLSunken Gardens
Tallahassee, FLGoodwood Museum & Gardens
Tampa, FLUniversity of South Florida Botanical Gardens
Vero Beach, FLMcKee Botanical Garden
West Palm Beach, FLMounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County
Winter Park, FLAlbin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
GEORGIA
Athens, GAState Botanical Garden of Georgia
Atlanta, GAAtlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, GAAtlanta History Center
Atlanta, GAOakland Cemetery & Historic Oakland Foundation
Columbus, GAColumbus Botanical Garden
Fort Valley, GAMassee Lane Gardens
Kennesaw, GASmith-Gilbert Gardens
LaGrange, GAHills and Dales Estates
Milledgeville, GALockerly Arboretum
Savannah, GACoastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Statesboro, GABotanic Garden at Georgia Southern University
HAWAII
Honolulu, HIHarold L. Lyon Arboretum
Kahului, HIMaui Nui Botanical Garden
Kilauea, HINa Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park
IDAHO
Boise, IDIdaho Botanical Garden
Ketchum, IDSawtooth Botanical Garden
ILLINOIS
Chicago, ILGarfield Park Conservatory
Chicago, ILLincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens
Chicago, ILLurie Garden (SE Corner Millennium Park)
Glencoe, ILChicago Botanic Garden
Lisle, ILThe Morton Arboretum
Oak Park, ILOak Park Conservatory
Peoria, ILLuthy Botanical Garden
Rock Island, ILHauberg Estate
Rock Island, ILQuad City Botanical Center
Rockford, ILAnderson Japanese Gardens
Rockford, ILKlehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Rockford, ILNicholas Conservatory & Gardens
Springfield, ILLincoln Memorial Garden
Springfield, ILWashington Park Botanical Garden
Wheaton, ILCantigny Park
INDIANA
Elkhart, INWellfield Botanic Gardens
Fort Wayne, INFoellinger-Friemann Botanical Conservatory
Indianapolis, INNewfields Horticultural Society
Michigan City, INFriendship Botanic Gardens
Muncie, INMinnetrista
South Bend, INPotawatomi Conservatories
Valparaiso, INGabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
IOWA
Ames, IAReiman Gardens-Iowa State University
Dallas Center, IAThe Brenton Arboretum
Davenport, IAVander Veer Botanical Park
Decorah, IASeed Savers Exchange
Des Moines, IAGreater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Madrid, IAIowa Arboretum & Gardens
Waterloo, IACedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
KANSAS
Hesston, KSDyck Arboretum of the Plains
Overland Park, KSOverland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Wichita, KSBotanica, The Wichita Gardens
Wichita, KSSedgwick County Extension Arboretum
Wichita, KSWichita Art Museum and Art Garden
KENTUCKY
Clermont, KYBernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Crestwood, KYYew Dell Botanical Gardens
Lexington, KYThe Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky – University of Kentucky
Owensboro, KYWestern Kentucky Botanical Gardens
Union, KYBoone County Arboretum
LOUISIANA
Baton Rouge, LALSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden
Baton Rouge, LALSU Hilltop Arboretum
New Orleans, LALongue Vue House and Gardens
New Orleans, LANew Orleans Botanical Garden / Friends of City Park
Shreveport, LAAmerican Rose Society & Gardens of the American Rose Center
MAINE
Boothbay, MECoastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Camden, MEMerryspring Nature Center
MARYLAND
Bowie, MDSt. John’s Botanicals, Inc.
Edgewater, MDHistoric London Town and Gardens
Ridgely, MDAdkins Arboretum Native Chesapeake Garden on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston, MAThe Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Boylston, MATower Hill Botanic Garden
Falmouth, MAHighfield Hall & Gardens
Framingham, MANative Plant Trust (formerly New England Wild Flower Society)
Milton, MAThe Wakefield Estate & Arboretum
Northampton, MABotanic Garden of Smith College
Sandwich, MAHeritage Museums & Gardens
Stockbridge, MABerkshire Botanical Garden
Wellesley, MAMassachusetts Horticultural Society, The Gardens at Elm Bank
Wellesley, MAWellesley College Botanic Gardens
West Tisbury, MAPolly Hill Arboretum
MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MIThe University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Battle Creek, MILeila Arboretum Society
Bloomfield Hills, MICranbrook House and Gardens
Detroit, MIBelle Isle Conservancy at Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
East Lansing, MIMichigan State University Horticulture Gardens
Grand Rapids, MIFrederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Grosse Pointe Shores, MIEdsel & Eleanor Ford House
Hillsdale, MISlayton Arboretum – Hillsdale College
Holland, MIWindmill Island Gardens
Niles, MIFernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
Saginaw, MISaginaw Art Museum – Charles Adams Platt Italianate Gardens
South Haven, MIThe Bailey Museum
Tipton, MIHidden Lake Gardens / Michigan State University
Traverse City, MIThe Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
MINNESOTA
Baxter, MNNorthland Arboretum
Chaska, MNMinnesota Landscape Arboretum
Duluth, MNGlensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate
St. Cloud, MNMunsinger Gardens & Clemens Garden
St. Paul, MNComo Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
St. Peter, MNLinnaeus Arboretum
MISSISSIPPI
Picayune, MSThe Crosby Arboretum
MISSOURI
Columbia, MOMizzou Botanic Garden
Kingsville, MOPowell Gardens
Springfield, MOSpringfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park
St. Louis, MOMissouri Botanical Garden
NEBRASKA
Lincoln, NENebraska Statewide Arboretum – University of Nebraska
Omaha, NELauritzen Gardens
NEVADA
Las Vegas, NVSprings Preserve Botanical Garden
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Lee, NHBedrock Gardens
Newbury, NHJohn Hay Estate at The Fells
NEW JERSEY
New Brunswick, NJRutgers Gardens
Montclair, NJVan Vleck House & Gardens
Morristown, NJThe Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Ringwood, NJNew Jersey Botanical Garden
Short Hills, NJGreenwood Gardens
Summit, NJReeves-Reed Arboretum
Wayne, NJLaurelwood Arboretum
NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe, NMSanta Fe Botanical Garden
NEW YORK
Albertson, NYClark Botanic Garden / Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden
Binghamton, NYBinghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Bridgehampton, NYBridge Gardens
Bronx, NYNew York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NYWave Hill
Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Botanic Garden
Buffalo, NYBuffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Canandaigua, NYSonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Cold Spring, NYStonecrop Gardens
Constableville, NYConstable Hall
Esperance, NYLandis Arboretum
Flushing, NYQueens Botanical Garden
Ithaca, NYCornell Botanical Gardens
Ithaca, NYIthaca Children’s Garden
Locust Valley, NYBailey Arboretum
Old Westbury, NYOld Westbury Gardens
Oyster Bay, NYPlanting Fields Arboretum
Slingerlands, NYPine Hollow Arboretum
Staten Island, NYSnug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Tannersville, NYMountain Top Arboretum
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville, NCThe North Carolina Arboretum
Belmont, NCDaniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Charlotte, NCWing Haven
Chapel Hill, NCNorth Carolina Botanical Garden
Durham, NCSarah P. Duke Gardens – Duke University
Fayetteville, NCCape Fear Botanical Garden
Highlands, NCHighlands Botanical Garden at the Highlands Biological Station
Kernersville, NCPaul J. Ciener Botanical Garden
Pinehurst, NCSandhills Horticultural Gardens
Raleigh, NCJC Raulston Arboretum at NC State
Wilmington, NCAirlie Gardens
Wilmington, NCNew Hanover County Arboretum
Wilson, NCWilson Botanical Gardens
OHIO
Akron, OHStan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Cincinnati, OHThe Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum
Cleveland, OHCleveland Botanical Garden of Holden Forests & Gardens
Columbus, OHFranklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Columbus, OHOhio State University Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens
Dayton, OHCox Arboretum MetroPark
Dayton, OHWegerzyn Gardens Foundation
Elmore, OHThe Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
Kirtland, OHThe Herb Society of America
Kirtland, OHThe Holden Arboretum of Holden Forests & Gardens
Mansfield, OHKingwood Center Gardens
Newark, OHThe Dawes Arboretum
Toledo, OHMetroparks Toledo – Toledo Botanical Garden
Wooster, OHOhio State University Secrest Arboretum
Youngstown, OHMill Creek MetroParks – Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens
OKLAHOMA
Grove, OKLendonwood Gardens
Oklahoma City, OKMyriad Botanical Gardens
Tulsa, OKPhilbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OKTulsa Botanic Garden
Tulsa, OKTulsa Garden Center at Woodward Park
OREGON
Eugene, ORMount Pisgah Arboretum
Portland, ORHoyt Arboretum
Portland, ORLeach Botanical Garden
Silverton, ORThe Oregon Garden
PENNSYLVANIA
California, PAThe Arboretum at California – University of PA
Edinboro, PAGoodell Gardens & Homestead
Erie, PALake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF)
Haverford, PAHaverford College Arboretum
Hershey, PAHershey Gardens
Lancaster, PAThe Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum at LancasterHistory.org
Media, PATyler Arboretum
Oakdale, PAPittsburgh Botanic Garden
Philadelphia, PABartram’s Garden
Philadelphia, PAMorris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PAThe Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Pittsburgh, PANational Aviary
RHODE ISLAND
Bristol, RIBlithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Bristol, RIMount Hope Farm
Portsmouth, RIGreen Animals Topiary Garden
SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston, SCMagnolia Plantation and Gardens
Clemson, SCSouth Carolina Botanical Garden
Spartanburg, SCHatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve
Union, SCPiedmont Physic Garden
SOUTH DAKOTA
Brookings, SDMcCrory Gardens
Sioux Falls, SDMary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site
TENNESSEE
Chattanooga, TNReflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
Knoxville, TNKnoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum
Knoxville, TNUniversity of Tennessee Gardens
Nashville, TNCheekwood Estate & Gardens
Memphis, TNDixon Gallery and Gardens
Memphis, TNMemphis Botanic Garden
TEXAS
Amarillo, TXAmarillo Botanical Gardens
Athens, TXThe East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society
Austin, TXLady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Austin, TXUMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
Austin, TXZilker Botanical Garden
Corpus Christi, TXSouth Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center
Dallas, TXDallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas, TXTexas Discovery Gardens
Fort Worth, TXBotanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth, TXFort Worth Botanic Garden
Mission, TXNational Butterfly Center
Orange, TXShangri La Botanical Gardens
San Antonio, TXSan Antonio Botanical Garden
Weatherford, TXClark Gardens Botanical Park
UTAH
Lehi, UTAshton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point
Salt Lake City, UTRed Butte Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UTTracy Aviary
VERMONT
Manchester, VTHildene, The Lincoln Family Home
Strafford, VTJustin Morrill State Historic Site Gardens
VIRGINIA
Alexandria, VAAmerican Horticultural Society at River Farm
Alexandria, VAGreen Spring Gardens
Blacksburg, VAHahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech
Boyce, VAState Arboretum of Virginia
Harrisonburg, VAEdith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University
Leesburg, VAOatlands
Lexington, VABoxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
Norfolk, VANorfolk Botanical Garden
Richmond, VALewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond, VAMaymont
Roanoke, VAThe Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College
Winchester, VAMuseum of the Shenandoah Valley
WASHINGTON
Bainbridge Island, WABloedel Reserve
Bellevue, WABellevue Botanical Garden
Federal Way, WAPowellsWood Garden
Lakewood, WALakewold Gardens
Seattle, WAWashington Park Arboretum
Shoreline, WAKruckeberg Botanic Garden
Tacoma, WAW.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
WEST VIRGINIA
Morgantown, WVThe West Virginia Botanic Garden
WISCONSIN
Hales Corners, WIBoerner Botanical Gardens
Green Bay, WIGreen Bay Botanical Garden
Janesville, WIRotary Botanical Gardens
Madison, WIAllen Centennial Garden
Madison, WIOlbrich Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee, WIMitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
Sheboygan, WIBookworm Gardens
WYOMING
Cheyenne, WYCheyenne Botanic Gardens
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Washington, D.C.Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Washington, D.C.Smithsonian Gardens
Washington, D.C.Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Washington, D.C.United States Botanic Garden
Washington, D.C.United States National Arboretum and National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
CANADA
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Victoria, British ColumbiaHorticulture Centre of the Pacific
ONTARIO
Toronto, OntarioToronto Botanical Garden
West Burlington, OntarioRoyal Botanical Gardens
CAYMAN ISLANDS
North Side, Grand CaymanQueen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Frederiksted, Virgin IslandsSt. George Village Botanical Garden

Munsinger Gardens – St. Cloud, Minnesota

Powell Gardens – Kingsville, Missouri

SPGFAN FINE PRINT:

We do everything we can to ensure all information provided is current and up-to-date, but details, rules, policies, conditions, schedules, prices, and participation can and do change regularly, and you should ALWAYS contact or consult with each individual attraction to ensure the latest accuracy of details pertinent to your family’s travel needs.

We always do our best, but we cannot be responsible for changes or updates issued by the locations themselves. 

Thanks for understanding!

Travel safely!

And have fun!

THANKS!

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