Please join us on Tuesday, May 5, to help us keep the Arboretum family intact by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the COVID-19 crisis. While our gates may be temporarily shut, the Arboretum remains committed to carrying out our mission and cultivating connections with our natural world. From online classes to at-home youth programming to virtual tours, we are working hard to bring Our Gardens to Your Home during this time of uncertainty.

Support Your Arboretum Family!

While we are dedicated to continuing this important work, we are now facing a serious financial crisis and need your help! The cancellation of in-person programs and the loss of on-site parking fees means we are losing tens of thousands of dollars in revenue, much of which covers staff salaries.

During #GivingTuesdayNow, we invite you to make a donation to our Staff Support Fund and help keep our Arboretum family intact. Any donation – no matter the amount – will make a difference for our Arboretum family.

How to Help

  • Join the movement on Facebook and help spread the word by inviting your friends to our #GivingTuesdayNow Event page or posting on to your own feed.
  • Send an e-mail to your family or friends with a link to this page and encourage them to donate to help keep the Arboretum family strong.
  • Make an online donation, mail a check to the Arboretum or call us at 828-665-2492 to donate over the phone.
  • Upgrade your membership level to further support the Arboretum’s mission-driven programs and receive special benefits and perks.

Donate Now

Thank You for Your Support!


Together We Can Make A Difference

Help us create a positive impact. By making a donation to the Staff Support Fund you will help make a difference for our staff and the Arboretum community.

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