Join, renew or give the gift of membership today!
Society members are involved in all aspects of the Arboretum's programs from contributing funds, to serving in leadership positions on the Board of Directors, to volunteering their services.

Members also attend special events, explore our trails, visit the gardens and take education programs.

The APGA (American Public Garden Association) is offering a free subscription to Better Homes and Garden magazine as a benefit for garden members. As a new or renewing member, you will receive a card that must be filled out and returned. You can pick up the card when becoming a member or renewing membership at the Baker Exhibit Center or Visitor Education Center.

Membership benefits

In appreciation for their support, Members receive special benefits such as free parking, discounts, special mailings, a monthly e-newsletter and reciprocal privileges with more than 270 American Horticultural Society gardens nationwide and the North Carolina Zoo.

How your membership benefits the Arboretum
Private donations made to The North Carolina Arboretum Society through the membership program support and enhance horticultural and educational programming not covered by state funding of general operations. In addition to contributing to membership, you can also support the Arboretum’s Annual Fund.

Membership levels and benefits
In addition to our basic level memberships, the Arboretum also offers Supporting and Sustaining membership levels for the individuals who want to provide additional support for the Arboretum.

Upgrade your membership
Please contact Member Services if you would like to upgrade your membership during the year allowing all household members to receive additional membership benefits for the remainder of the year.

Give the gift of membership
Share the treasures of The North Carolina Arboretum. Your gift will enrich the lives of friends and family, offering enjoyment for an entire year while providing support for the Arboretum.

Organizational memberships
If your garden club, organization or business is interested in membership information, please contact Member Services (828) 665-2492 or e-mail

Member Services
Do you have a question, need a card replacement or need to change your contact information? Please contact Member Services, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 828.665.2492 or e-mail