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Massachusetts Botanic Gardens Reciprocal Membership Week
If you are a member of one of the participating Massachusetts public gardens, enjoy free admission and other benefits at any of the other sites from August 11 through 19. Not a member? Join or renew now.
Please show your membership card to access any of the following offers during reciprocal membership week.
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University: Free staff-led tour and refreshments for members, Tuesday, August 14, 4:00 p.m. Please register in advance at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge: Free garden admission and 10% member discount in our gift shop. Open 7 days a week from 9-5 with free guided tours Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00am.
Botanic Garden at Smith College: Free audio tours and a 10% discount on any merchandise in gift shop.
Garden in the Woods: Free admission. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday with free guided walking tours of the Garden at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday through Friday and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Extended hours to 8:00 p.m., Thursday August 16 with refreshments served on the patio from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and special tour of the Lawrence Newcomb Library.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society: Special garden tour at Elm Bank on Monday, August 13, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Mount Auburn Cemetery: Free Wine Tasting at Washington Tower. Savor a hand-picked selection of wines provided by The Magnolia Wine Company of Watertown while enjoying the late-summer beauty of Mount Auburn in the early evening hours, Thursday, August 16, 5:30 p.m. Please register in advance online or call (617) 607-1980.
Polly Hill Arboretum, Martha’s Vineyard: is part of the Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) for botanic gardens and therefore has free admission for members of botanic gardens belonging to that program. Visit Polly Hill’s Calendar for special programs during the week of August 11, 2012.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden: Free admission. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours Wednesday until 8 p.m. A special 10% discount in the shop is extended to all participating garden members that week. Special free guided tour at 6pm on Wednesday, August 15 for all visitors from other participating gardens. No reservations necessary, just show up at the front desk at 6pm.
Wellesley College Botanic Gardens: Special greenhouse and garden tour, Monday, August 13, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Museums & Gardens: Buy one get one free adult admission. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with extended hours Wednesday until 8 p.m.