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 ArboretumThursday, March 30th, 2017 at 9:40am
So tranquil and peaceful.

We are lucky to have this view every day and would love to share it with you. Stop by the Arboretum today. Gardens are open dawn to dusk and there is no admission fee!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, March 30th, 2017 at 8:31am
It's here!
The penultimate day in the Art in the Arboretum Art Contest. Complete those last finishing touches but remember the offices close at 5pm on deadline day (tomorrow), so don't take too long.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 1:34pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 2:49pm
Mother Nature couldn't dull the brilliant hues of this Azalea.

If you need Azaleas there will be 15 different varieties, all in 3-gallon pots, at the Plant Sale including both spring blooming and Encores.

The Master Gardener Plant sale runs April 20-23 so mark your calendars!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 11:56am
“Urban Oasis Community Garden at Maides Park.”

This weekend work started on creating a community garden at Maides Park.

This community garden, sponsored by Bank of America, is a partnership with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, City of Wilmington, the New Hanover County Arboretum Ability Garden & the Cooperative Extension.

The garden will provide volunteers with the benefits of home grown food and provide an educational resource too.

As you can see all hands were on deck and pitched in to help.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 6:40am
So tranquil and peaceful.

We are lucky to have this view every day and would love to share it with you. Stop by... https://t.co/V0X5PJK8IV
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 5:31am
It's here!
The penultimate day in the Art in the Arboretum Art Contest. Complete those last finishing touches... https://t.co/J43HbDc4CX
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 11:49am
Mother Nature couldn't dull the brilliant hues of this Azalea.

If you need Azaleas there will be 15 different... https://t.co/8ZBvRIX2ok
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678