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.

Gardens open: 8am-5pm daily.

Office hours: 9am-5pm (Closed noon-1pm)  

Main Office: 910-798-7660

Plant Clinic: 910-798-7680  Open: 10am-4pm

Gift Shop: 910-798-7650   Open: 10am-4pm

Friends of the Arboretum:  910-798-7670 

Facility Reservations & Rentals:  Please use the Facility Reservation Tab above,  or call 910-798-7660

After Hours Photography (available Monday-Thursday): Please use the Facility Reservation Tab above


Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 5:52pm
The ParkRx celebration continues! Join us tomorrow, Wednesday 5/12 for potting a plant with health benefits activity. Groups are at
10am, 11am, and 1pm outside by our greenhouses.
See you then! https://t.co/lboziHxcWn
Monday, May 10th, 2021 at 12:28pm
Join us for free guided tours by our Master Gardeners today at 12pm and 2pm in celebration of Park Rx week.
No sign-up is required. Meeting place is the fountain outside of our lobby. Hope to see you there. Stay tuned for more events happening this week. https://t.co/69XeRwoZLC
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Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 5:01pm
The NHC Arboretum is the newest member of ParkRx in New Hanover County. Join us in celebrating May 9th-15th: https://t.co/RaEaMP4aaP
Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 2:46pm
Check out the winners from the Marine Debris Upcycling Earth Day Art Contest hosted by the @MarineQuestUNCW Turtle Trash Collectors & Plastic Ocean Project. On display now until 5pm Friday in our lobby. Come enjoy these wonderful works!
@newhanoverco4h https://t.co/XbIOAQQIyy
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Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 2:27pm
May is International Mediterranean Diet Month. Meghan Lassiter, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Brunswick County Center shares with @StarNewsOnline https://t.co/wVDvSsPMyP
CC: @ExtensionVoices
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 4:18pm
We are in awe of the color explosion of the “All American Magic” Grandiflora Rose. In addition to it’s exuberant colors, this rose has a mild raspberry fragrance and blooms in flushes all season long. Magic indeed! #bloomoftheday https://t.co/5X8wzxmxKt nhcarb photo
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 1:02pm
Today starts round 3 of the @newhanoverco4h 4-H Embryology in the Classroom. Thank you NHC Farm Bureau for purchasing our eggs from @NCStatePDPS. https://t.co/T6ccpf95Vj
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Ryan Redd @aredd21
I don’t know who is more egg-cited about egg delivery day, the adults or children! 21 days and we will have 🐥🐥🐥 https://t.co/hN0HdQ50qh
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 12:27pm
Never a dull moment here! We are excited to be hosting @NCState_BAE Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Hunt ( @Storm_Doc ) and the @NCDEQ for the filming of a SCM (Stormwater Control Measures) webinar series today. https://t.co/doPq9Mo0KC nhcarb photo
Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 12:46pm
Imagine living in a world where health care providers routinely prescribe outdoor physical activity to help patients stay healthy. That's the idea behind the Park Rx movement. Jerika Bope Public Health Intern shares about the movement with @StarNewsOnline https://t.co/vsyEH9wu7x
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 11:40am
Our friend Andy Herbert has come up with an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Click the link to see how to enter. Be sure to share a pic when you spot the Compass Rose drawn here at the Arboretum.
Good Luck! https://t.co/2n0kx8qEhv
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 11:24am
Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational center is now hiring staff for summer camp. This a great and rewarding opportunity. All positions include rom & board plus a paid salary. For more info visit: https://t.co/DRpdd2sWAM.
Apply now: https://t.co/LwAGJ03V3O
@newhanoverco4h https://t.co/pMPl94M5Ts
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 11:46am
Choose Your Own Adventure: Earth Day 2021. The Wilmington Earth Day Alliance wants spread the excitement and learning of Earth Day across the region. Check out their calendar of earth-friendly happenings in the area for you to get involved in! https://t.co/hWNXAu2gwt
Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 12:56pm
2021 EMGVA Grants are available to any local non-profit org willing to propose a gardening project that will focus on Research, Teaching /Learning, Diversity of Communities served, Sustainability of the project & Stewardship of our natural resources. https://t.co/yyPCGlhccE
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
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