ARBORETUM AWARENESS presentations are being held at the Arboretum Auditorium. Join John Ranalli , FOA President of the non-profit organization “Friends of the Arboretum” , to learn about the many and varied volunteer opportunities at the Arboretum. There are numerous volunteer groups that help maintain the Arboretum and also opportunities to serve in a leadership role on several committees. You can pre-register by calling 910-798-7660.

Tuesday, January 10 – 11:30 am

Tuesday, January 24 – 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 25 – 11:30 am

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Japanese Garden Upkeep

Posted January 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm     Category: Uncategorized

The Japanese Garden volunteers work all winter to care for this part of the garden. The work is meticulous and careful to create the aesthetic that is enjoyed by so … Read More »

Spur It On 4-H Club

Posted January 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm     Category: Uncategorized

Spur It On 4-H Club, led by volunteer Lucy Tarascio, was blessed to have a wonderful time of riding, fun, and food at River Landing Stables!    Photo credit: Rebecca … Read More »


Posted December 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm     Category: Volunteer News

Two of our hard working volunteers busy in the gardens. Over 1300 tulip bulbs were planted. A tremendous Thank You to all those who helped and a BIG shout out to … Read More »

4-H Club Officer Training

Posted November 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm     Category: Volunteer News

On Veteran’s Day thirty youth learned what is takes to be an exceptional leader and club officer at a 4-H Club Officer Training. Volunteers led leadership workshops and conducted a … Read More »

4-H Drone Discovery Challenge

Posted November 16, 2016 at 9:18 am     Category: Volunteer News

Students at Bradley Creek Elementary got to be an engineer for the day as 4-H volunteers took over their classroom with a Drone Discovery challenge. Students learned about how to … Read More »

Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678