To many, the park's Arboretum and Fragrance Garden represents a true measure of
Tanglewood's natural and striking beauty. The magnificent Arboretum, nestled behind
Tanglewood's historic Manor House, is a public garden. It contains diverse collections
of native flora, herbs, and many other landscape materials which are planted and
maintained for the education of landscape professionals, area youth and adults,
as well as the enjoyment of residents and visitors of Piedmont North Carolina.
The Arboretum at Tanglewood also provides an enchanting and picturesque setting
for weddings, receptions and community gatherings throughout the year. Today, the
arboretum is carefully maintained by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service with assistance
from the Forsyth County Master Gardeners. For more information about reserving the
Arboretum for your special occasion, please contact the Tanglewood Sales Department
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- At any given time, there are at least 75-100 different varieties of plants blooming.
- Does not include chairs. Chairs must be rented from an outside company.
- Arboretum has one 120V electrical outlet. Tanglewood does not provide extension
- Stone and wooden benches placed along the winding brick pathway.
- 3 trash cans and 1 recycling bin (for bottles and cans) located throughout garden
- Furniture from 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.
- If alcohol is served, renter must provide Tanglewood with a certificate of Liquor
- You can add a carriage ride to your wedding by calling the Tanglewood Stables at
- No rain dates are available.
- See Park Policies for more information.
To reserve the Arboretum for your event, please call (336) 703-6401 or come by the
Events and Marketing Office.