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.
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!
Eggplant is the star ingredient in many recipes. It can substitute for meat and with known health benefits, it's the ideal ingredient. It grows well in warm climates and can grow in most soils. I found this one growing in our veggie garden here at the Arboretum before it was shipped off to the Good Shepherd House.
We have a wide range of healthy eating, food preservation and even beer making classes coming up this summer at the Arboretum. The series starts this coming Monday with Intro to Canning. There are a few spots remaining (this 1st class is required to take the other 3 food preservation classes)
Call Now to reserve your spot! We can take credit card payment over the phone.