Join the Garden today.
There's something here for everyone and many ways to enjoy your membership!
As a member, you may take advantage of our very robust membership program designed to connect people with plants.
- All members are invited to put the first Saturday in October on their calendars for our annual Members-only Plant Distribution. Last year we gave over 4,000 plants to members! And if plants aren’t enough, we offer a member seed giveaway.
- Flash your JCRA membership card at over 300 public gardens in North America for special privileges through the Reciprocal Admissions Program.
- Arboretum members get first access to purchase Moonlight in the Garden tickets and register for children’s Summer Camps (for family/dual or higher).
- Connoisseur plants—rare or hard to find—are a special thank you for our members at the Collector, Patron, Founder, Benefactor or Philanthropist level.
- Keep reading for our complete list of membership levels and benefits to discover the one that is right for you.
Membership Levels and Benefits
|Number of cards||1||2||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|Admission to the Annual Plant Distribution||1||2|
|JCRA Rare Seed Distribution Online Catalog Selection||✓||✓||✓||
|Reciprocal privileges with over 300 public gardens in North America||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Admission(s) to Plant Lover's Tours & FOA Lecture||1||2||2||2||4||4||6||10|
|Admission(s) to Lectures cohosted with the North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter)||1||2||2||2||4||4||6||10|
|Early access to purchase Moonlight in the Garden tickets||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advance registration and discounts for in-person and online programs||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advance registration for Children's Summer Camp||-|
|Weekly Online Plant Talks|
|Newsletters and monthly e-Updates||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Early access to the Spring Plant Sale||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Early access to the Fall Pre-Order Plant Sale||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Endowment for Excellence Gift||-||-||-|
|Invitation to Exclusive Director Event||-||-||-||-||-||✓||✓||✓|
|Private JCRA tour with our Director of other JCRA staff member||-||-||-||-||-||-||up to 10 people||up to 20 people|
|Tax Deductible Contribution||$125||$360||$995||$2,175||$4,540|
Download, print, and fill out our online membership form.
Individual, Family/Dual and Explorer Memberships are not tax-deductible. The following amounts of each membership are tax-deductible:
- Collector $125
- Patron $360
- Founder $995
- Benefactor $2175
- Philanthropist $4540
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.
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.
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.Gift
Join or Renew
Join or renew online or by mail. Download, print and fill out our online membership form. Make checks payable to the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., noting JCRA Membership in the memo line.
Questions about your account or membership? Check out our FAQ
Join the Friends of the Arboretum Online
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!
Make checks payable to the "NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc." noting "JCRA" in the memo line.
Mail the membership form along with your payment to:
JC Raulston Arboretum
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522