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.

Featuring twenty-six spectacular gardens that showcase seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, and a wide variety of trees native to the area, The Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood is one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Forsyth County. Nestled behind Tanglewood's historic Manor House, the gardens are open to the public year-round and are planted and cared for by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and other interested gardeners under the direction of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Forsyth County Center.

The diverse collection of native flora, herbs, trees, and shrubs is maintained for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the Piedmont and is also used as an outdoor classroom for the education of area adults, school children, garden clubs, and landscape professionals.

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
  • 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.

Reservation Calendar

<October 2017>
If a facility you wish to reserve is not available for request online, please call (336) 703-6480.

  • Arboretum - 10/30/2017
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