To keep the gardens beautiful and safe for all our guests, please abide by these rules and requests.
Children under 16 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Dogs, on a leash, are allowed in the gardens. Please bring bags or use those provided to pick up after your pets.
The Arboretum is a smoke-free campus; this includes vaping and e-cigarettes.
Garden Art is not to be climbed upon or tampered with in any way.
Do not climb waterfalls, play in fountains, and throw anything in the pond.
Active sports and games are not permitted. Prohibited games and activities include, but are not limited to football, baseball, and soccer.
Please do not stand or walk in the garden beds, on the walls, or climb the trees.
Do not pick the flowers or collect any plant materials.
Do not feed or disturb the wildlife.
Bicycles, skateboards, etc. are not allowed in the gardens. There are designated spots out front near the parking lot for bikes.
Firearms are prohibited.
All outdoor flames including candles and grills are prohibited.
Amplified music or noise-making devices are not permitted unless preapproved by the Arboretum staff.
Filming and commercial photography permits are issued by NHC Government. Reach them by calling 910-798-7177. New Hanover County requires a minimum of three business days advance notice to process applications.