JOIN US


Become a Member

By joining "The Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum," you will help support one of the most spectacular public gardens in southeast North Carolina.

As a Friends member you can make valuable contributions to the Arboretum:

  • through your dues
  • through your time as a volunteer using your unique  talents and interests to serve on a committee or on the board

Member benefits directly to you include: (receiving a range of special discounts and member privileges) 

  • 10% discounts at the Arboretum Gift Shop
  • 10% discount off all purchases for the Fall BeFriend a Tree Sale
  • 10% discounts at participating retail establishments (see list)
  • Preview day at the Extension Master Gardener annual spring plant sale
  • Admission privileges and/or additional benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America
  • Newsletter and emails of current events
  • Invitation to annual membership party
  • The Arboretum is a 501/c(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law


Last but not least, enjoying the beautiful gardens with your family and friends.


Three Easy Ways to Join

  1. On Site:  Visit the Gift Shop or the Administrative Office
  2. Online:  See below!
  3. By Mail:  NHC Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Membership Levels Available

Student - $15.00 (USD) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments

Individual - $30.00 (USD) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments

Family (Bundle) - $50.00 (USD) Bundle (up to 2 members) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments Your membership level provides benefits for two members. At a minimum, please provide the second member's name, to ensure their membership card is addressed correctly.

Contributor (Bundle) - $125.00 (USD) Bundle (up to 2 members) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments Your membership level provides benefits for two members. At a minimum, please provide the second member's name, to ensure their membership card is addressed correctly

Benefactor (Bundle) - $250.00 (USD) Bundle (up to 2 members) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments Your membership level provides benefits for two members. At a minimum, please provide the second member's name, to ensure their membership card is addressed correctly.

Partner (Bundle) - $500.00 (USD) Bundle (up to 2 members) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments Your membership level provides benefits for two members. At a minimum, please provide the second member's name, to ensure their membership card is addressed correctly.

Patron (Bundle) - $1,000.00 (USD) Bundle (up to 2 members) Subscription period: 1 year No automatically recurring payments Your membership level provides benefits for two members. At a minimum, please provide the second member's name, to ensure their membership card is addressed correctly.


Membership brochures are available at the Arboretum in the Administration Building and in the Gift Shop.

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

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403

910-798-7660

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