Shelters must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance. Due to necessary preparation, we cannot accommodate requests for reservations less than 2 weeks prior to an event.

The Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park showcases plants that grow in Forsyth County, NC. The Arboretum is managed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, in partnership with Forsyth County Parks and Recreation and Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers. The Arboretum is open to the public during the normal operating hours of Tanglewood Park.

Arboretum Mission

The Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park strives to provide a quality horticultural destination that inspires an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and plants.

Arboretum Vision

Through both passive and active educational programs, the Arboretum will provide education for community members to learn more about gardening and landscaping in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Educational programs will be provided for a diverse audience, including youth and adults, home gardeners and commercial horticulture entities.

Become a Friend of the Arboretum

Your donation helps maintain the gardens and provides education for people of all ages. Donors who give $75 or more receive a pass for free entry to Tanglewood Park for the year. To donate, visit http://go.ncsu.edu/tanglewood.

Fundraising efforts for the Friends of the Arboretum at Tanglewood Program operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax id 56-6049304. You will receive an official receipt for your donation.

Request a reservation!

Effective Year
Location Behind the Manor House
Hours 10:00AM - 8:00PM (Sunday - Saturday)
Cost All days: $450 / Day
Rates are Subject to Change
Amenities
  • At any given time, there are at least 75-100 different varieties of plants blooming.
  • 1 standard 120V electrical outlet
  • Stone and wooden benches are placed along the winding brick pathway.
  • 3 trash cans located throughout garden area
  • 1 recycling bin (for bottles and cans) located throughout garden area
  • You can add a carriage ride to your wedding by calling the Tanglewood Stables at (336) 766-9540.
Other Notes
  • Chairs are not provided and must be rented from an outside company.
  • Ceremonies only, no receptions allowed.
  • Extension cords are not provided.
  • Furniture from the Manor House may not be used in the Arboretum.
  • There is no lighting in the Arboretum so activities should end before dark.
  • All rented items must be dropped off and picked up by rental agency on the day of your event. No items may be left overnight.
  • Renter may not move, trim, pull up, etc. plants in the Arboretum. Each instance will result in an additional fee being charged.
  • No birdseed or rice are allowed. Each instance will result in an additional clean-up fee being charged.
  • There is an additional fee for tents placed in Arboretum area, and fire permits may be required.
  • No rain dates are available.

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If a facility you wish to reserve is not available for request online, please call (336) 703-6480.

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