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, July 21st, 2017 at 3:31pm
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.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 1:57pm
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.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum updated their cover photo.Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 12:39pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 8:18am
Who remembers the mushrooms?
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared Art in the Arboretum Artists' Page's photo.Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 4:01pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumMonday, July 17th, 2017 at 1:08pm
My favorite garden at the arboretum! The Japanese tea house is the most peaceful place. Notice the different sounds depending on which window you are peering out! #nhcarboretum #nhc #newhanovercounty #japanesegarden #japaneseteagarden #japaneseteahouse #peacefulgetaway #peacefulplace #waterfall #reflection #nature
New Hanover County Arboretum
Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:08am
My favorite garden at the arboretum! The Japanese tea house is the most peaceful place. Notice the different... https://t.co/A24OakB2SS
Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 7:51am
We are quite the bird sanctuary. As well as the Anhinga we had a green heron hanging out under the waterfall... https://t.co/TI4s9x6KB9
Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 5:21am
Our resident Anhinga perching above his/her feeding tank! They impale the fish with there pointed bill, toss it... https://t.co/0QfDY8E4cJ
Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 1:46pm
This is it. Your last chance. Tomorrow is the final day to be able to register for YOGA camp. We have a fun group... https://t.co/REskYtJsS9
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678