Here's your opportunity to explore the natural world with a interpretive guide!

Each Saturday and Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., April through November,  trained, volunteer guides lead small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history and the cultural and land use history of the Arboretum. Guides may include such areas as the National Native Azalea Collection.

Programs are held rain or shine so walk participants should dress for the weather. Individuals should also wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Walks last between one and two hours, depending upon the interest of the group, and are approximately one to two miles in length.

Walks begin in the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby. Tour size is limited to 14 participants; pre-registration is encouraged either on-site or on-line (see link below). While space may be available on a drop-in basis the day of the program; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Walks are free but donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are appreciated. Due to length and content, this program is not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

To register for the walk, click here or email Please note that regular parking fees apply for those who are not Arboretum Society Members.