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 ArboretumFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 9:45am
Good Morning!
It's going to be a beautiful day.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 3:32pm
Shhh - Don't tell anyone.
Here is a sneak peak at the main feature of the new Welcome Garden.
The fountain was designed by local artist Andy Cobb, who is well known for his copper frog sculptures that have been exhibited twice at Airlie Gardens and can be found on display in gardens across the country.

http://www.cobbstudio.com/

The pineapple water fountain will be unveiled April 19th and will be on display for all to see during the Master Gardener Plant Sale April 20th-23rd.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 11:36am
The staff at the Arboretum could not maintain the Gardens without the support and dedication of our wonderful volunteers.

Yesterday the Veggie Garden group were hard at work planting bok choy, cauliflower, radishes and Chinese cabbage.

All the fresh produce we grow is donated to the Good Shepherd Center to help feed the hungry.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 9:40am
Our Tuesday Group of garden volunteers clearing wild garlic from the flower beds.

https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/02/wild-onionwild-garlic-kill-control-prevent-it-2/
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New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 9:06am
Work continues on the redesign of the Welcome Garden. The patio design is starting to take shape but given the grade of the area it is a slow process. The central focus of this area will now be a pineapple copper water fountain designed by local artist Andy Cobb. The water feature, patio and seating areas will be completed in time for the Master Gardeners Plant Show April 20-23. The new plantings will be completed and dedicated in late Fall.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:09pm
Spring is finally here!

At the Arboretum the flowers are blooming, the grass is green, the sun is shining and propagation is in full swing for the Master Gardeners Plant Sale next month. Over 7000 plants will be available and more than 1800 of those will be natives!

Mark your calendars: April 20-23 and plan to come early for the best selection.
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 12:32pm
Shhh - Don't tell anyone.
Here is a sneak peak at the main feature of the new Welcome Garden.
The fountain was... https://t.co/gEvBZ2dGNg
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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:36am
The staff at the Arboretum could not maintain the Gardens without the support and dedication of our wonderful... https://t.co/sd8lIBs8ZQ
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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:40am
Last chance to sign up for the Backyard Naturalist Class. Class starts Thursday, March 23rd.... https://t.co/h3cIVhEGhB
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:40am
Our Tuesday Group of Master Gardener volunteers clearing wild garlic from the flower beds.... https://t.co/8b77o1UAUd
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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:06am
Work continues on the redesign of the Welcome Garden. The patio design is starting to take shape but given the... https://t.co/FSCYj4NAYQ
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Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678