How we Raise Funds

Through membership fees, donations, grants, special events and community/corporate sponsorships we raise funds to assist the mission of the Arboretum.

You can also make contributions to the Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum, Inc. by ordering items online through Amazon at  Amazon donates a percentage of every purchase you make to the Friends to give to the Arboretum.

If you are having a party and want to stock your party with wine, consider using OneHope Wine. These wines are produced in collaboration with winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr.  Through local events you sponsor, like wine tastings, or through catalog purchases for a birthday or anniversary, they will donate 15% of the sales to the Friends.  Full case price is $199.00 and is delivered via UPS directly to your home.  Order through          Jeff Goll at 516-639-1036 or via

Several years ago, the Arboretum created the Durwood Baggett Contemplation Garden to honor past or present members of the United States Armed Forces.  If you have a loved one who has served in the military, this is an enduring way to honor them by engraving a paver which would be placed in the garden.  You can also do this in the Tribute Garden, or along the side of the Koi Pond to honor a friend, colleague or loved one.  A 6” x 9” paver can be purchased for $200.  You can order online or call the Arboretum at 910-798-7660.

Ways to Donate

--Contribution - make a donation by filling out the form below. 

--Event Sponsorships

--Memorials and Pavers

Family Honors a Master Gardener

Hubertus ‘Bep’ Wilhelmus Johannes Diemel passed away on March 21, 2022 surrounded by love and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hans and Rob, granddaughter Priscilla, and his beloved wife of 40 years, Joan.

As it was his wish to not have a public service, in lieu of flowers, if you would like to donate to a deserving charity, please do so to Friends of the Arboretum of New Hanover County where he volunteered as a Master Gardener for many years.

Please fill out the Donation Form below

In the source field click on "Bep Diemel Donation."  If you prefer to make a donation via a check, make the check out to "Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum" and mail to the following address:  Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.  Indicate in the memo portion of your check that your donation is for Bep Diemel.

Marguerite Powell Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

Her children ask that in lieu of presents, family and friends make a donation to the Friends of the Arboretum in her honor.  Just fill out the form below.

Eagles Island Nature Park

to support the Eagles Island Nature Park project fill out your contact information below.  Under "Source" select the Eagles Island Nature Park project.

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"Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


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