Don't Overlook Your Reciprocal Admissions Privilege

By Anne Donnelly

A some­times over­looked ben­e­fit of your Lan­dis Arbore­tum mem­ber­ship is the Amer­i­can Hor­ti­cul­tur­al Soci­ety Rec­i­p­ro­cal Admis­sions Pro­gram (RAP). The pro­gram enti­tles you to spe­cial admis­sion priv­i­leges and dis­counts at near­ly 350 pub­lic gar­dens and arbore­ta through­out North America. 


We found trolls with ours! We heard about them on NPR, and since we were plan­ning a fam­i­ly gath­er­ing in Maine, I decid­ed to treat the fam­i­ly to a day trip to the Coastal Maine Botan­i­cal Gar­den in Booth­bay to see them. There would be 16 of us: basic admis­sion is $22 (reser­va­tions required). With our Lan­dis mem­ber­ship, my hus­band Pat and I got in free, and the rest of the group were admit­ted for $16 each. 

The trolls, by Dan­ish artist Thomas Dambo, are at least 20 feet tall, made of recy­cled wood, and well-inte­grat­ed with their wood­land habi­tats. Each brings a mes­sage from the trees. Even the skep­tics who just came along for the ride” were impressed! Check them out at https://​www​.maine​gar​dens​.org.

For more infor­ma­tion about RAP and a com­plete list of coop­er­at­ing gar­dens and arbore­ta, go to ahs​gar​den​ing​.org/​g​a​r​d​e​n​i​n​g​-​p​r​o​g​r​a​m​s​/rap/.

Fall 2021

Volume 39 , Number 3

Share this

The Latest from Landis

May 29, 2022

Scenes From the Spring Plant Sale

Thanks to our many wonderful volunteers, plant consignors, vendors, and customers, the Landis Signature Spring... read more

May 28, 2022 | Fred Breglia, Executive Director

From the Director’s Desk: Q&A, Part III

In this last Q&A session, I am focusing on leaf color change during the... read more

May 28, 2022 | Erin McKenna Breglia, Landis Gardener

From the Garden: Milkweeds for Monarchs!

Many people enjoy seeing butterflies in our Landis gardens. especially the monarch butterfly, Danaus... read more

May 28, 2022 | Anita Sanchez

Life and Death on the Lawn

It’s a beautiful summer day. You’ve finished your stack of books from the Landis... read more

May 28, 2022 | Amy Howansky

Chasing the Impossible: Deer-Proof Shrubs

As a professional horticulturalist and employee at a garden center, I am asked many questions... read more

May 28, 2022 | Wilma Jozwiak

Landis Website: New and Easy to Use

About a decade ago, we moved our website from an attractive but difficult to maintain... read more

News Archive