Group Programs

Self-Guided Garden Tours: Self-Guided Garden Tours are ideal for groups who desire an unscripted experience at their own pace. Stop by the Information Desk in the Baker Exhibit Center lobby for property maps. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and get you started. Free to all Arboretum visitors; normal parking fees apply. The Baker Exhibit Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week. 

Guided Programs and Tours for Groups: By reservation, we offer guided garden tours for groups for a fee of $5 per person, with a minimum fee of $50, which includes the parking fee for the day.  If you are interested in bringing a group to the Arboretum, follow this link for Guided Group Programs information.  Please note that all group programs require at least three weeks notice and a completed Group Programs Reservation form with a $50 deposit. The deposit will be applied toward the total invoice for the program, or refunded if no program is booked. Other group program topics Bonsai collection tours, Production Greenhouse and Support Facility tours, and Germplasm Repository lectures, are available by special requestand require 3-4 weeks notice. Contact group@ncarboretum.org or phone 828-665-2492 extension 219 for more information. 

Youth Group Programs and Tours: Please see Youth Group Programs and Tours for information regarding