Support and experience lovely gardens that elevate the art of horticulture with incomparable plant collections, plus enjoy programs that enlighten and educate visitors of all ages.

Become a member and embark on 365 days of unparalleled access to the JC Raulston Arboretum gardens, exclusive members-only discounts, and much more.

Discover which membership level is right for you and join or renew today!

Membership Levels and Benefits

A Great Value for You—A Great Investment in the Future

  Individual Family/Dual Sponsor Patron Founder Benefactor Philanthropist
Dues $50 $75 $300 $600 $1,250 $2,500 $5,000
Number of cards issued 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Admission(s) to FOA Lectures 1 2 2 2, plus
2 guests
2, plus
2 guests
2, plus
4 guests
2, plus
8 guests
Admission(s) to Annual Plant Distribution 1 2 2 2 2 2, plus
1 guest
2, plus
2 guests
Newsletters and advance electronic news yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Discounts and special offers from local businesses and garden centers* yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Reciprocal privileges with over 300 gardens, arboreta, and conservatories* yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Advance registration and discounts for workshops and symposia yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Annual Plant Sale exclusive preview sale yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Members Only Preorder Plant Sale yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Advance registration for Children's Program   yes yes yes yes yes yes
Connoisseur Plants     3 6 9 12 18
A portion of these gifts go directly to the JCRA Endowment for Excellence     yes yes yes yes yes
Complimentary membership(s)       1
Private JCRA tour with staff of your choice           yes yes
Half-day rental of any garden or meeting room at the JCRA             yes

*Must present JCRA membership card.

Gift Membership

A JCRA membership is the perfect idea for family, friends, and colleagues. No matter what the occasion, your recipient is sure to enjoy all the seasons of the JC Raulston Arboretum with a Friends of the Arboretum membership. Give the gift of membership. It's the gift that keeps on giving all year long.        

Join the Friends of the Arboretum


Join or renew your membership online through a Web page hosted on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' College Advancement Web site. Click here to join or renew online! If this is a gift membership, please include the recipient's name and their address on the donor information page in the "Please notify" field (this is the largest of the text boxes). Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted with online membership payments. Memberships are recorded as "donations" on the online payment form.

Note: "JC Raulston Arboretum" will not appear on your credit card statement. Online donations are processed through the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., within the Office of College Advancement. Your statement will include a charge from them. "NC STATE GIVING" will appear on your statement.


Download, print, and fill out our online membership form.

Make checks payable to the "NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc." noting "JCRA" in the memo line. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted with mailed in membership payments.

Mail the membership form along with your payment to:

JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Box 7522
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522

Fund-raising efforts for the JC Raulston Arboretum operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for the tax-deductible portion of your donation.