Become a member

By joining Friends of the Arboretum, you will help support one of the most spectacular public gardens in southeast North Carolina. The Friends members and volunteers contribute with their dues, time investment and unique  talents – and receive a range of special discounts and member privileges in return.

If you are looking to renew your membership you will receive a notice regarding renewal via e-mail.  Then you can follow the directions within the body of the email to renew.

If you don't have an email address, you can call the Arboretum to find out when the renewal of your membership is due. 

Join us

There are four easy ways to join.

On Site:  Visit the Gift Shop or the Administrative Office


Phone:  910-798-7660

Mail:  NHC Arboretum 

          6206 Oleander Drive

          Wilmington, NC 28403


FOA Membership Benefits

  • 10% discounts at the Arboretum Gift Shop
  • 10% discounts at participating retail establishments 
  • Invitation to annual member party
  • Preview day at the Extension Master Gardener annual plant sale
  • Admission privileges and/or additional benefits at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America 
  • Newsletter and emails of current events
  • Volunteer opportunities tailored to individual skills, time schedules and interests
  • The Arboretum is a 501/c(3) organization and your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.

Brochures like the one below are available at the Arboretum in the Administration Building and in the Gift Shop.

The following list identifies the “Friends” various levels of Membership and what each level offers you for the year.  Check your choice in the next box to continue signing up.