The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is partially funded by Washoe County's General Fund and relies on private donations from the May Foundation, the May Arboretum Society and the generous support of people like YOU for the operation, maintenance, improvements, expansion, and restoration of the gardens. 

Please consider helping us maintain this northern Nevada cultural and horticulture treasure by offering your support. All donations benefit the Arboretum exclusively. Thank you for your consideration.

If you'd like to become one of our donors, select an option below, or for more information to learn how you can support the Arboretum, please call 775-785-4153.

You may select from any of the following options:


  • $100 - $250    - Primrose Award
    • May help fund the replacement of native plants.
  • $250 - $500    - Sagebrush Award 
    • Support the maintenance of our trees.
  • $500 - $1,000 - Pinyon Award 
    • Could help provide tools for our gardening staff.
  • $1,000 +        - Bristlecone Award 
    • May assist and support a special project.

Click Here
for the General Operating Support Donation Form (PDF, 45 KB)

All donations exclusively benefit the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden