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As a member of The North Carolina Arboretum Society, you support 65 acres of cultivated gardens and seasonal landscape exhibits, 10 miles of natural wooded trails for walking, hiking and biking, rotating art, science and educational exhibits, improvements to Arboretum facilities and special projects, as well as important conservation and youth education programs. Membership donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

All memberships are valid for a full year from the time you join, and all members receive free parking at the Arboretum during regular daylight hours. Additional membership benefits include a wide range of discounts and invitations to special events.

View full list of benefits here 

Hear From a Current Member

Become a Member

  • If you are interested in joining or renewing at a Student membership level, please do so on your next visit to the Arboretum; Student members must be K-12 or in a degree/certificate-seeking program with an accredited college or university.

    *Student memberships must be purchased in person.

  • Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitations to member events
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitations to member events
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • Invitations to member events PLUS early access to plant sale
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • Invitations to member events PLUS early access to plant sale
    • Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • Invitations to member events PLUS early access to plant sale
    • Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum
    • Invitation to annual Directors’ Special Event and special reports from the Executive Director
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • Invitations to member events PLUS early access to plant sale
    • Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum
    • Invitation to annual Directors’ Special Event and special reports from the Executive Director
    • One (1) complimentary parking pass to share AND a special recognition Arboretum gift item
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

  • Available for two (2) adults living in the same household. Please note: Membership cards will not be given to children except by request.

    Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • Invitations to member events PLUS early access to plant sale
    • Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum
    • Invitation to annual Directors’ Special Event and special reports from the Executive Director
    • Three (3) complimentary parking pass to share AND a special recognition Arboretum gift item
    • Personalized tour for your household and two (2) guests
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult & Youth Education programs
    • Reciprocal privileges with the N.C. Zoo & 300+ Gardens

    Purchase or Renew Here

Membership Appreciation Month!

Throughout the month of March we want to say THANK YOU for being a part of the Arboretum story. As a token of our appreciation, members will receive a variety of special members-only perks, including free guided walks, discounts and weekly drawings, during the month of March.

Renew Your Membership

If you are already a member of The North Carolina Arboretum Society, you can renew or upgrade your membership at any time by visiting the link below. Please create an account or sign in at the top right corner before choosing your level of membership. When you enter your information, it will automatically be connected with your identity in our system.

Renew Your Membership HEre

Gift Memberships

Perfect for birthdays, weddings, holidays and more, gift memberships to The North Carolina Arboretum offer 12 months of natural beauty and tranquility, as well as free parking, discounts, access to special events and reciprocal privileges with other gardens and arboreta.

Other Questions About Membership?

It is possible that your question has already been asked and answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page, which is a good place to start. Otherwise, please feel free to contact Membership Services at membership@ncarboretum.org  or by calling 828-665-2492, and we would be happy to assist you.