Membership - The North Carolina Arboretum (2023)

Join or Renew today and become part of The North Carolina Arboretum family!

Members of the The North Carolina Arboretum Society support the Arboretum’s mission to cultivate connections between people and plants. Your membership gifts are essential in helping us preserve our collections, bring improvements to our trails and gardens, support valuable education programs and so much more!

Become a member today and enjoy year-long perks at one of the most botanically diverse natural settings in America. With free parking, members receive access to over 65 acres of cultivated gardens, more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails and an ever-changing lineup of stunning indoor and outdoor exhibits – plus discounts on tickets to Winter Lights and educational programs for adults and youth.

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.

VIEW FULL LIST OF BENEFITS HERE

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Guests can apply their personal vehicle parking ticket towards their new membership by signing up on-site or contacting Member Services after their visit (must keep parking ticket with you to redeem).

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  • If you have an account with us, login in the upper left hand corner to access your account.

  • Benefits include:

    • Free parking
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult Education programs
    • Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    • Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    • Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the Bistro, Gift Shop, Winter Lights, Adult Education programs
    • Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    • Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    • Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online
    Invitations to exclusive members-only events

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online
    Invitations to exclusive members-only events
    Cultivation Corner newsletter – behind-the-scenes news from the Executive Director
    Specialty Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum: Bonsai, Quilt Garden, Production Greenhouse
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online
    Invitations to exclusive members-only events
    Cultivation Corner newsletter – behind-the-scenes news from the Executive Director
    Specialty Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum: Bonsai, Quilt Garden, Production Greenhouse
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • W
    inter Lights tickets – Member Presale 4 days before the general public
    2 complimentary selected Adult Education classes per year
    Two (2) complimentary parking passes to share and a special recognition Arboretum gift item

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online
    Invitations to exclusive members-only events
    Cultivation Corner newsletter – behind-the-scenes news from the Executive Director
    Specialty Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum: Bonsai, Quilt Garden, Production Greenhouse
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • W
    inter Lights tickets – Member Presale 4 days before the general public
    2 complimentary selected Adult Education classes per year
    Two (2) complimentary parking passes to share and a special recognition Arboretum gift item
    Complimentary membership to give to a friend
    Concierge service for Winter Lights tickets and Adult Education classes
    Option to purchase packets of 10 Winter Lights tickets during the Member Presale

    Join or Renew

  • 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
    • Discounts for the bistro, gift shop, Winter Lights, youth and Adult Education programs and camps
    Discounts to participating Asheville area garden and nursery retailers
    Reciprocal admissions program through the American Horticultural Society offering special admission privileges and discounts* at 330+ gardens throughout North America.
    Reciprocal admission to the NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
    • Arboretum Insider: Bi-monthly Membership newsletter
    Free Admission to Arbor Evenings summer music series
    • Early access to plant sales
    • Invitation to a complimentary Members Night at Winter Lights
    Quarterly selected Adult Education Members-only events online
    Invitations to exclusive members-only events
    Cultivation Corner newsletter – behind-the-scenes news from the Executive Director
    Specialty Behind-the-scene tours of the Arboretum: Bonsai, Quilt Garden, Production Greenhouse
    • Invitation to Winter Lights Preview Night
    • W
    inter Lights tickets – Member Presale 4 days before the general public
    2 complimentary selected Adult Education classes per year
    Two (2) complimentary parking passes to share and a special recognition Arboretum gift item
    Complimentary membership to give to a friend
    Concierge service for Winter Lights tickets and Adult Education classes
    Option to purchase packets of 10 Winter Lights tickets during the Member Presale

    Join or Renew

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.

Learn More and Purchase a Gift Membership

Questions About Membership?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, which includes valuable information. You can also contact Member Services at membership@ncarboretum.org or by calling 828-665-2492, and we will be happy to assist you!

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