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 Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's photo.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 6:08pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, December 2nd, 2016 at 11:34am
Poinsettia Care:

Avoid direct sunlight, indirect bright light is best. Examine the soil daily and water only when it feels dry. Always water enough to soak the soil to the bottom of the pot and discard the excess water.Feed once a week with houseplant fertilizer. If looked after carefully, they will last several months.

Fun Fact: Red poinsettias take eight weeks to turn from green to red.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's photo.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 10:57am
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's photo.Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 10:54am
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, December 2nd, 2016 at 10:51am
The Poinsettias have arrived.

Stop by the Arboretum tomorrow for The Ability Garden Plant Sale and the Gift Shop Open House.

Ability Garden Plant Sale Hours 10am-4pm

Gift Shop Open House 9am-4pm
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678