Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gifts For Your "Outdoorsy" Friend

We are always getting questions about what kind of gift would be good for their "outdoorsy" friend.  One idea we think is great is a membership at a local botanic garden or arboretum that is a member of the American Horticultural Society and has a reciprocal admissions program.

With this type of membership not only can they enjoy a conservatory, arboretum, or garden near them, but almost everywhere they travel in the USA.  An example would be belonging to the Chicago Botanic Garden and since I can use the reciprocal benefits I can go to The Morton Arboretum nearby but not have to pay for admission which is $11.00 per person.  To get the full details of the program you can look at the American Horticultural Society website and see if the facility you are thinking of is available on the reciprocal admissions program.

Some of the benefits besides free admission or parking are member only events, discounts, and first notice of any ticketed events and ability to purchase for those events.  This is definitely a gift that will keep on giving throughout the whole year and probably the best gift for your nature loving friend!

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