Become a Member
Viles Arboretum is an independent, non profit 501 c(3) organization. Your tax deductible membership dues are a critical source of income for the Arboretum.
Your contribution goes directly to land stewardship, conservation, educational programs, and community enrichment.
Viles Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program which offers free admission and/or additional benefits at more than 345 gardens throughout North America and the Caribbean. Visit www.ahsgardening.org/rap to learn more.
Household Membership Levels and Benefits
Viles Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program which offers free admission and/or additional benefits at more than 345 gardens throughout North America and the Caribbean. These benefits are extended to all of our household members.
Visit www.ahsgardening.org/rap to learn more or click here to download a PDF version of the garden list.
Red Oak - $500.00
15% discount on events & educational programs, 15% discount on gift shop purchases, 35% discount off of facility rentals, annual printed newsletter, monthly e-newsletter, an invitation to our annual meeting, a plot in our community garden, complimentary guided tour for two people once a year, complimentary use of the Viles Room once per year, access to the Reciprocal Admissions Program.
Business Membership Levels and Benefits
Becoming a member at Viles Arboretum will show your commitment to your community, the environment and your employees. Your tax-deductible gift will support our mission of providing educational, recreational, and inspirational opportunities through the conservation of our natural environment. Your member discounts can be extended to your employees, enhancing their employee benefits.
American Elm - $500.00
Recognition on our social media pages once per year, recognition in our annual printed newsletter, business logo and description listed on our members page, invitation to our annual meeting, complimentary use of the Arboretum grounds and facility once per year, discount benefits for your business and it's employees: 15% discount on events & educational programs, 15% discount on gift shop purchases, 50% discount off of facility rentals.
Memorials, Honorariums & Planned Giving
We're proud to recognize your tax-decutible gift in honor of a friend or loved one with a memorial at the Arboretum.
Trees and Shrubs - $500
A memorial tree is a meaningful and lasting way to remember and honor a friend or loved one. Celebrate the life of someone who has passed, or a special life moment, like the birth of a child or graduation.
Granite Bench - Variable
We work with a local artist to design a granite bench which features engraved lettering recognizing your friend or loved one. Once installed within the Arboretum, this bench serves as a wonderful place to visit - natural, peaceful, and filled with life.
Planned Giving - Legacy Society
A planned gift is a philanthropic gift and legacy that is funded either during your lifetime or after your death; the gift is part of a larger estate-planning process in which you decide how certain assets are distributed.
Supporting an initiative at Viles Arboretum is a great way to make a positive impact on the environment and the community.
With its focus on environmental education and conservation, Viles Arboretum offers many opportunities for individuals and businesses to get involved and make a difference. By supporting specific initiatives and projects, we can help to create a more sustainable future, preserve natural resources, and promote awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship.
Consider supporting one of our current projects:
Forest of the Future Trail Signage Update