Welcome to the NC Cooperative Extension and NHC Arboretum

North Carolina Cooperative Extension 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  Agents deliver unbiased, research-based information to New Hanover County citizens.

New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office

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 and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 7:07pm
Thank you to everyone who participated in TreeFest. We gave away 1000's of trees but unfortunately, we are now all out. If you still need trees we will have another tree giveaway Saturday, Feb 15th 9am-12pm @ Legion Stadium. There will be 3-gallon trees and a limit of 2 per person. Follow us on FB as we will be posting a list of available species closer to the date. Happy Planting!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 12:21pm
Due to the overwhelming support of this program, we expect a large turnout again this morning. Trees may run out earlier than 5pm. Follow us on FB for updates.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 8:25pm
New this year at the Ability Garden 3rd Saturday Plant Sale - 'plant of the month' -- featured this month is the Loquat. Stop by the greenhouse tomorrow between 9am-12pm to see what other wonderful plants they have to offer.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 6:15pm
Thanks to everyone who came out to Treefest! We are almost out of trees for today. We’ll restock and be open tomorrow at 10:00 with more trees!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeWednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 8:19pm
Don't forget TreeFest is this Friday and Saturday at Independence Mall.
Crape Myrtles unfortunately will not be available.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a link.Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 1:15pm
This time of year, too many crape myrtles are slaughtered. People go wild pruning these trees, possibly damaging and stunting their growth and beauty.
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 2:16pm
The grounds will close at 4pm today for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but invite you to visit this weekend, and be sure to visit the Rose Garden!
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 10:13am
Quick Links to Extension Gardener Tools: Handbook, Plant Database, Online Classes, Newsletter https://t.co/0abptpZvcd
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 10:04am
Mother’s Day is May 12th, need a gift? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift your mother will simply love right here at our Arboretum Gift Shop. Many new items have recently arrived just in time for... https://t.co/VdH2gYeRGu
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 9:59am
The nation's largest, one day food drive is just around the corner. Please share this post to encourage healthy donations because we all deserve to eat well so we can live well! #givehealthy https://t.co/N7N1LkBFW9
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 3:15pm
Summer is just around the corner and we're looking forward to some great 4-H Summer Camps. Registration is now open - don't wait - camps will fill fast! https://t.co/kfSeVb9S9A
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 4:44pm
Consumers tend to demand the 'perfect' food or veg. Would you be willing to buy produce if it didn't conform to our 'normal' cosmetic standards? https://t.co/rvCFq4Gbq9
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Thank you to everyone that has shown an interest in attending these classes but at this time Registration is Closed as the class is full.

Introduction to Landscape Design
Trees and Shrubs for New... https://t.co/oCAZ2UUbRI
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 12:25pm
See the many species of trees at the Arboretum in Wilmington https://t.co/eXiKj0qtFt
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 9:02am
Its spring and the weather has us all back in the garden but please be careful out there! And remember to stay hydrated. https://t.co/CzOXGGIQg7
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 12:58pm
Spring abounds at the Arboretum! Take a walk and see what’s blooming.
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 3:51pm
Did you register for the 4-H 'Meet and Greet' scheduled for April 28th? The event is not only for alumni but anyone interested in knowing more, volunteering and/or supporting NHC 4-H. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 2pm-5pm. https://t.co/5jsSlEZQVx
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 6:30am
Let’s pay it forward and help others who may not have access to fresh produce, while supporting local farmers. Come and visit us at the Tidal Creek Farmers Market (5329 Oleander Drive) tomorrow from 8am-1pm. https://t.co/4BRE2ReVkX
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678