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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 

Gift Memberships

Perfect for holidays, birthdays, weddings 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 to other gardens and arboreta. All recipients are mailed a lovely card welcoming them to The North Carolina Arboretum Society.

Gift memberships can be purchased online, in person at the Arboretum or by calling 828-665-2492. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery of gift membership packet.

Membership Levels

  • 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

Already a member?

You can renew or upgrade your membership at any time by visiting the link below. When you enter your information, it will automatically be connected with your identity in our system.

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Other Questions About Membership?

Please contact the Membership Services at membership@ncarboretum.org  or by calling 828-665-2492 for more information or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.