Welcome to NCSU Extension Service and NHC Arboretum

The North Carolina State University Extension Service gives our county’s residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University.  Through educational programs, publications, and events, Extension Service Agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to New Hanover County citizens.

New Hanover County Arboretum

Open daily from dawn to dusk and no admission fee. The Arboretum is a unique, 7-acre park with FREE admission, in the heart of New Hanover County where homeowners can see the variety of plants that grow in our coastal area as well as emerging trends in plant material. Cooperative Extension’s “horticulture laboratory”, the Arboretum has a very knowledgeable staff and many volunteers working to make the gardens beautiful and educational. Come out and discover what makes us so extraordinary! The Arboretum is open to the public and is FREE!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:48am
Just over an hour until the Plant Sale opens. It is going to be another great weather day. Perfect for strolling the gardens while shopping. Don't forget to visit our seed swap. Don't have seeds to swap - it's OK - we will give you some to grow so next year you will!

Also while you are here take a look in the gift shop. We have some lovely items for that special lady in your life for Mothers Day.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, April 21st, 2017 at 3:55pm
It's the season of the caterpillar, now that spring has sprung.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 4:44pm
The first full day of the Plant Sale was a huge success. We had over 1200 visitors. Thank You to everyone, visitors and volunteers, for your support!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's photo.Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 10:21pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 2:44pm
We are underway with the 2017 Master Gardener Plant Sale and the FOA members presale is going strong.The pineapple fountain in the Welcome Garden, designed by local artist Andy Cobb, was unveiled to a delighted crowd. Thanks to Assistant County Manager Tim Burgess for being in attendance.

Remember the plant sale is open to all tomorrow from 9am -5pm. We look forward to seeing you!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 3 new photos.Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 2:55pm
Even a cloudy day can't dim the beauty of spring flowers!
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 4:48am
Just over an hour until the Plant Sale opens. It is going to be another great weather day. Perfect for strolling... https://t.co/X64oaC40KG
Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 12:55pm
It's the season of the caterpillar, now that spring has sprung. https://t.co/f3swrlBMta
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 1:44pm
The first full day of the Plant Sale was a huge success. We had over 1200 visitors. Thank You to everyone who stopped by for your support!
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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 11:44am
We are underway with the 2017 Master Gardener Plant Sale and the FOA members presale is going strong.The... https://t.co/whgKL8Sf3V
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678