Help Duke Gardens thrive

How can you help?

  • Become a Friend of Duke Gardens.
  • Support the Gardens' Annual Fund. These gifts provide a vital source of unrestricted funding to be used where the need is greatest.
  • Support the Endowment Funds. The Gardens depends upon the growth of endowment funds to ensure future support for the perpetual excellence and welfare of the Gardens. 
  • Gifts to honor or memorialize friends and family. 
  • Gifts to fund special projects in the Gardens. These are designated for the Gardens as part of the master plan and are available as gifts with plaques of dedication.
  • Join the Volunteer Program. Duke Gardens depends upon a loyal and enthusiastic corps of volunteers who lead tours, teach children, greet visitors, weed and plant, assist in the greenhouse and more.
  • Make a legacy gift bequest.

Gardens members provide resources for: 

  • expansion of the Gardens' plant collections 
  • paved walks in the Terraces 
  • irrigation systems and equipment in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum, the South Lawn, Terraces and Azalea Court 
  • educational programs for children and adults 
  • restoration of the Gardens' pools
  • printed maps of the Gardens
  • the Gardens' volunteer program 

Friends of Duke Gardens

For information about donor levels and benefits, please see our membership page. To become a member, please click here.

Please click here to make a secure gift online.

Note: All memberships count toward the Duke Annual Fund.