All members of The North Carolina Arboretum Society in Asheville, NC, enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Year-round access to:
    • 65 acres of cultivated gardens and seasonal landscape exhibits
    • 10+ miles of natural wooded trails for walking, hiking and biking
    • Rotating art/science/educational exhibits
  • Supporting important conservation programs
  • Invitations to member events
  • Discounts on adult education programs, gift shop purchases, cafe and more
  • Special mailings: newsletter, e-newsletter and adult education catalog
  • Reciprocal privileges with nearly 300 American Horticultural Society Gardens nationwide
  • Reciprocal privileges with the North Carolina Zoo
  • Discounts on "Discovery Camps for Youth" and other youth programs (Student, Household and Supporting Level memberships only)
  • Tax-deductible contribution


Additional Benefits for Supporting Level Memberships ($125+)

Rhododendron Membership ($125)
All Household level benefits, plus:

  • Special invitation to an exhibit opening
  • Notification of plants for sale at the Arboretum
  • Greater positive impact on Arboretum programs and initiatives


Laurel Membership ($250)
All Rhododendron benefits, plus:

  • Arboretum Appreciation Plant...connecting our garden with yours


Holly Membership ($500)
All Laurel benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to special annual luncheon with Arboretum directors


Tax information for Laurel and Holly members: The tax-deductibility of your donation is reduced by the value of the appreciation plant ($15). If you prefer for your donation to be fully tax deductible, you may decline the Arboretum Appreciation Plant.   

Leadership Giving Circle ($1,000+)

All Holly benefits, plus:

  • Special behind-the-scenes updates, previews and tours of Arboretum projects & programs.


Questions? Please contact Member Services, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 828.665.2492 or e-mail.