Master Gardener Volunteer Association

Friends of the Arboretum

If you become a member of the Friends of the Arboretum you will receive special access to the Plant Sale. April 27, 2022 is a Special Preview Day for Friends of the Arboretum Only!! If you sign up to become a member of the Friends of the Arboretum, you will get an opportunity to preview and do private shopping and purchase your plants prior to the general public sale that starts on Thursday, April 28 and runs through Sunday, May 1.

Every year on a Wednesday afternoon (Noon to 4 pm) the sale is only open to Friends members. In addition, you will help support the most spectacular public gardens in southeast North Carolina. FOA members and volunteers contribute with their dues, time investment and unique talents – and receive a range of special discounts and member privileges in return.

In addition to the Plant Sale benefits, belonging to the FOA provides you with these additional Membership Benefits throughout the year: 10 percent discount at the Arboretum Gift Shop, and a 10 percent discount at participating retail establishments. Go to our website for a complete listing.

You also receive an Invitation to the annual member party, admission tickets to the annual Art in the Arboretum Show, and free entry to nearly 300 gardens throughout North America that participate in the reciprocal admissions program of the American Horticultural Society.  Also part of the package are newsletters and emails of current events, and volunteer opportunities tailored to individual skills.

The Friends of the Arboretum is a 501/c(3) organization.

Contact Information:

Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7676
friendsofthenhcarboretum@gmail.com

Choose one of the following FOA Membership Levels. FOA membership levels suit every budget and situation.

Student $15 One free ticket to Art in the Arboretum

Individual $30 One free ticket to Art in the Arboretum

Family $50 Two free tickets to Art in the Arboretum

If you own a business think about one of the following membership levels

Contributor $125 Two free tickets to Art in the Arboretum Two free tickets to the annual Members Party

Supporter $175

Benefactor $250 Three free tickets to Art in the Arboretum. Three free tickets to the annual “Members Party”

Partner $500 Four free tickets to Art in the Arboretum. Four free tickets to the annual “Members Party”

Patron Member $1,000 Four free tickets to Art in the Arboretum. Four free tickets to the annual “Members Party” Special recognition with engraved stone paver in Tribute Garden.   Click HERE to Join GO to Home Page