Reciprocal Admissions Program

American Horticultural Society
Reciprocal Admissions Program

Daily Visitation
California Botanic Garden is a proud member of the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). RAP promotes horticulture across North America, encouraging people to visit gardens and other horticultural institutions. Launched in 1990, the program comprises a network of more than 320 horticultural institutions in 48 states and the District of Columbia, plus Canada and the Caribbean. A current membership card from the American Horticultural Society or a participating institution entitles individuals to special admission privileges and discounts at other participating institutions. A complete listing of participating institutions can be found in the printed Reciprocal Admissions Program Guide and on the AHS website,

90-mile Exclusion Policy
California Botanic Garden, in addition to many regional institutions, has enacted the 90-mile exclusion policy. Members of gardens within 90 miles of California Botanic Garden unfortunately do not receive the reciprocal benefit(s). For AHS members, the exclusion is based on their home address. Please contact the garden you belong to or us for further details. This exclusion policy includes the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Descanso Gardens, South Coast Botanic Garden among others. If your institution is beyond 90 miles from California Botanic Garden, you may use your membership for reciprocal admission; just show your card to the Admissions Kiosk staff for entry. We honor free admission for those listed on membership cards as well as the parameters of their home garden membership.