For all events: we ask that you abstain from using balloons and single-use plastics and instead use items that are reusable, compostable or recyclable. Being a coastal city, we recognize the importance of taking care of our environment and waterways and we encourage you to do your part too.
Events that require closure of the Arboretum grounds to the general public are generally only allowed after 5 p.m. for qualifying organizations; a fee may be applicable. Please submit the request below for qualification and rates.
Staff will review submissions and notify guests within 5 business days of the status of the request by email, with the director’s approval.
Please keep in mind that throughout the year we may occasionally close the gardens for ticketed or private events. Please call the Arboretum (910) 798-7660 a few days prior to your visit to confirm availability.
If your event takes place weekly, monthly, or over multiple consecutive days, please provide details. You only need to submit this one form - not one for each date - unless you are a school group requesting field trips on different dates.
We invite you to work together with us to achieve the following environmental objectives for your event / meeting.
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