Celebrate Go Public Gardens! and International Museum Day
We encourage Cheekwood members to take advantage of reciprocal benefits at nearly 345+ botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories nationwide, and over 60 museums in the Southeast. Reciprocal privileges means free or member-priced admission, as well as discounts on retail, dining, and shopping at some of America’s most treasured gardens and museums.
The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program was developed to promote horticulture across North America, encouraging people to visit gardens and other horticultural institutions. Launched in 1990, this program currently has more than 345 participating horticultural institutions in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM) allows museums to offer members an opportunity to visit 60+ participating museums in the Southeastern region. The SEMC strives to increase educational and professional development opportunities and improve the interchange of ideas, information, and cooperation.
Each garden or museum will have its own admission policy, hours of operation, and special programming, so we recommend that you plan ahead.
- Check the website for current and upcoming exhibitions and events
- Contact them by phone or email to confirm reciprocal privileges
- Don’t forget to download your Cheekwood membership card to your smart phone.
With a Cheekwood membership, you can always find something to do! Below are two suggested trips from Nashville. Like Cheekwood, these nonprofit institutions rely on admissions and donations to maintain their collections and gardens. Consider supporting them by visiting the gift shop or café.