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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.
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!
It's butterfly and caterpillar time in the garden! Black swallowtail caterpillars are munching on our bronze fennel and fritillary butterflies are feasting on our passionflower vine. Consider planting larval and adult host plants in your garden for your insect friends! Visit our NC Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic Monday through Friday 10-4 to learn more or go to https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/butterflies-in-your-backyard
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 10:16am
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!
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:51am
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