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!
Yesterday was a sad day for us here at the Arboretum. We had to say goodbye to our 4-H agent Leslie Dill. She was an important part of what we do here at the Cooperative Extention and she will be greatly missed. We wish Leslie and her family all the very best!
This past weekend 4-H hosted our Making YOU Matter 4-H Yoga Retreat. Huge thanks to the NHC Health Department for sponsoring the mats and @portcityapparel for the tanks!
What a beautiful place for a retreat!
The girls learned some serious knife skills from our FCS agent Morgan McKnight while making tacos for dinner and got to indulge in smores for dessert. A Macramé plant hanger craft closed out the evenings' activities.
Mornings are just made for a yoga session! Following that spider plants were potted up for the macramé hangers.They looked great! The plants were grown and donated by nhc.abilitygarden. Thanks, Heather!
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.