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 added 2 new photos.Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 3:56pm
Bottle Benders Wind Chimes
HAND MADE IN AMERICA BY ARTISANS WHO CARE

Roxy and Maura hand-delivered our Gift Shop order this month.It was wonderful meeting them both, and their extended family too!

Bottle Benders are beautiful wind chimes that are made from sliced up and melted down wine bottles. We have many different styles to choose from. Next time you are at the Arboretum stop by the Gift Shop (open weekdays from 10-4pm) and check them out!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 2:41pm
Staff and visitors viewing the eclipse
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 2:02pm
Thumbs up to all those artists who have already registered for Art in the Arboretum. Spaces are still available. For those still thinking about registering - do it!

It's a great show. Network with other artists during the 3 day show & sale and plan to join us at our Friends of the Arboretum membership party on Saturday, October 7th. All accepted artists are invited to attend free of charge.

Registration deadline is this Sunday!
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.
Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 12:56pm
Bottle Benders Wind Chimes
HAND MADE IN AMERICA BY ARTISANS WHO CARE

Roxy and Maura hand-delivered our Gift Shop... https://t.co/gg1hlQSdG5
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 9:47am
Returned this summer's NHC 4-H's hatched chicks to Green Chapel Farms. So said to see them go but a huge thank... https://t.co/bH6FQCojIG
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 11:47am
Sneak peek of the new Welcome Garden coming together.The weather has not been kind. All the rain last week and... https://t.co/WwQP4dm667
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678