Year-Round Benefits of a Stan Hywet Membership
If you are a member of Stan Hywet, you have access to many gardens around the country through the American Horticulture Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). If you are travelling over the next few months, take advantage of your membership by visiting other arboreta, conservatories and gardens Don't forget to take your membership card with you. Reciprocity with other botanical gardens is another way that a Stan Hywet membership quickly pays for itself.
Important: Check restrictions that may apply on reciprocal admission, special events and exhibits. Organzations and gardens in this program, BUT within 90 miles of Stan Hywet may not offer reciprocity. Know before you go!
What other gardens/nature centers am I able to visit with my membership?
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) Reciprocal Admissions Program promotes horticulture across America, encouraging people to visit gardens while traveling. This program is a network of gardens with similar objectives, encouraging members to discover, explore, and share in this diverse community, striving to make “America a Nation of Gardeners, a Land of Gardens.” Since its inception in 1990, this program has grown and evolved to represent 270 organizations in 45 states, plus Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands. For a list of participating gardens, click here.
Are all special events and exhibits at other gardens included as part of the RAP benefits?
Some special events and exhibits MAY NOT BE INCLUDED as part of the RAP benefits. We encourage you to to call to verify hours of operation, confirm the admission policy, and get the latest updates on programs and events. Click here for a list of the reciprocal gardens.
What happens if I go to a reciprocal garden/nature center without my membership card?
You MUST have your Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens membership card with you in order to receive the reciprocal benefit. Remember to take your SH membership card with you on your trip.
Not a member of Stan Hywet? Join today!
You can join online (click on "membership") or call Melanie Levy at 330-315-3205 to join, or request membership details by phone.
Stan Hywet is closed January through March, 2014 for cleaning and restoration, and reopens on April 1. We look forward to seeing you in the spring! .