For more than 37 years, founding director George Briggs has guided the legacy of The North Carolina Arboretum from its storied beginnings in a “trailer in the woods,” to the 434 acres of sculpted gardens and trails that today represent the state’s place for connection between people, plants and places.

To honor the legacy built by George, and recognize his decades of dedication and vision, The North Carolina Arboretum is cordially inviting friends and neighbors, members and donors, and our cherished guests to celebrate alongside us at several special events in July.


Check back soon for more details.