Come Enjoy Springtime at the Garden!
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Become a Member. Here’s a membership benefit that travels with you:
Do you enjoy visiting public gardens when you travel? Your PBG membership might save you a lot of dough next time you decide to stroll botanic gardens and arboreta in another town.
The Pittsburgh Botanic Garden participates in the American Horticulture Society’s (AHS) reciprocal admissions program, which provides a variety of benefits at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. These benefits may include free or reduced admission, free parking, a gift shop discount, free or discounted educational programs, or free or discounted entry to select special events.
The Garden’s chief operating officer, Christine Koebley, recently enjoyed this terrific benefit when she and her family visited the Cleveland Botanic Garden. “When I flashed my fancy PBG membership card, the four of us just walked right in, without the $16 per person admission fee. That’s a savings of more than $60 and we had a great time!” Board Chair Nelson Craige recounted a similar experience while vacationing in Texas, “The Lady Bird Johnson wildflower preserve was spectacular…and even sweeter because Carol and I used our PBG membership card for admission.”
Before you travel, be sure to check the AHS website, www.ahs.org/gardening-programs/rap for details about which gardens participate in the reciprocal program, what discounts they offer and whether or not they enforce a 90-mile exclusion. (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.)
As you make your travels plans this spring, check out the list of participating gardens and be sure to pack your PBG membership card along with your walking shoes!
Here are the other terrific benefits our members enjoy:
- $25 gift credit for purchases from White Flower Farm’s catalog (new members only).
- 12 free issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
- Bloom (printed) and Stepping Stones (electronic) newsletters.
- Discounts on Pittsburgh Botanic Garden events such as the Town & Country Garden Tour and the Plant Sale & Celebration.
- Discounts on selected items at discount partners’ retail shops