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 ArboretumWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 3:14pm
WARNING deadline is much closer than it appears.
Only 5 more days until registration closes for Art in the Arboretum.

Don't miss out on appearing in this year's show & sale, and sharing your art work with hundreds of visitors
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's post.Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 12:55pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 12:47pm
Returned this summer's NHC 4-H's hatched chicks to Green Chapel Farms. So said to see them go but a huge thank you to Green Chapel for the experience.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 7:00am
_______________Book Signing Alert_______________

Dr. Larry Mellichamp will be available to sign copies of his book, "Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden." (Time to be determined.) at the Native Plant Festival on September 16th. Festival hours are 9am-4pm

More than two dozen education exhibitors and vendors will be present and offer information on plants, soil, water, pests and pest control, bees, trees and birds. Horticultural experts will give presentations on plants, pollinators, and storm-water management. There will be native plants for sale, a seed swap and seed give-away, food trucks and music. Something for everyone and it's FREE!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 2:47pm
Sneak peek of the new Welcome Garden coming together.The weather has not been kind. All the rain last week and now high humidity but Al, Bill and Will continue working throughout. It is going to look stunning when finished.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 11:19am
The deadline for participating in Art in the Arboretum is this coming Sunday - August 20th. If you have not submitted your entry there is still time. The fee is just $35 for non Wilmington Art Association members/ $25 WAA members. Registration is available online or at the Arboretum administrative office.


We have a number of new artists and many returnees this year, and we are looking forward to seeing the all the gorgeous art and meeting the artists. It's a wonderful show & sale - please plan on joining us this year! October 6th -8th
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678