Reservations for the picnic area are not required. It is available on a first come first served basis during normal business hours from 8 am to 5 pm daily.
Reservation requests are not needed for personal photography sessions during regular business hours. Photography requests for access to the gardens after 5 pm should be submitted on this form. After-hours photography is only available Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 pm (fee charged).
Events that require the closure of the Arboretum grounds to the general public are generally only allowed after 5 pm.
Throughout the year we may occasionally close the gardens for ticketed events or private parties. Please call the Arboretum at 910-798-7660 a few days prior to your visit to confirm availability.