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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 and 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.

Membership Levels

The North Carolina Arboretum Society offers several annual membership levels to best fit your needs and interests.

  • Student – $25
  • Individual – $50
  • Household – $70
  • Rhododendron – $125
  • Laurel – $250
  • Holly – $500
  • Leadership Giving Circle – $1,000+

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. To view a full list of membership levels and benefits, please click here

Gift Memberships

Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, weddings and more, gift memberships to The North Carolina Arboretum offers 12 months of natural beauty and tranquility, as well as access to special events, discounts and reciprocal privileges. 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 gifts made after Dec. 17 are unlikely to be fulfilled before Dec. 25; however, we can provide a gift membership certificate by e-mail in the interim.

Other Questions About Membership?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum Society’s Membership Program. Thank you for your interest!