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 OfficeThursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 1:19pm
Flowering cherries are among the most popular ornamental trees grown in the landscape. When in bloom we know that springtime is here and we marvel at their beauty. Sometimes during the growing season cherry trees (these diseases are worse during wet years) begin to develop severe leaf spots, yellowing leaves, and early defoliation. These very common foliar diseases are collectively called “shot hole diseases” because of the “holes” left behind after the infected leaf tissue falls out. Try to adjust tree spacing and use proper pruning to allow better air circulation to promote faster leaf drying.
Remove and dispose of fallen leaves in the fall to reduce overwintering pathogens. This disease will not kill your trees. It is strictly an aesthetic problem. No need to spray.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a link.Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 8:26am
Discover the food, landscapes and agriculture of North Carolina at http://homegrown.extension.ncsu.edu. At Homegrown, we share everyday solutions for everyda...
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
Homegrown | Pollinator Garden
Discover the food, landscapes and agriculture of North Carolina at http://homegrown.extension.ncsu.edu. At Homegrown, we share everyday solutions for everyda...
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New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeMonday, August 19th, 2019 at 12:00pm
Passiflora incarnata blooming amongst the misbehaving obedient plant. #nativeplants #nhcarboretum #maypop #floraldisplay #coastalgarden #prettyinpink #nativegardening
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New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a post.Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 10:25am
Don’t forget to stop by the Ability Garden this morning to do a little plant shopping! They are open in the greenhouse until noon.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeFriday, August 16th, 2019 at 8:29am
Five weeks until the Native Plant Festival. Can't wait to get my hands on some native plants for my landscape.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a post.Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 2:38pm
Join us at the Arboretum this Saturday from 9a-12p for the Ability Garden's monthly plant sale!
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!
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6:13am
Quick Links to Extension Gardener Tools: Handbook, Plant Database, Online Classes, Newsletter https://t.co/0abptpZvcd
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 6:04am
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 5:59am
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 11:15am
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 12:44pm
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 10:00am
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 8:25am
See the many species of trees at the Arboretum in Wilmington https://t.co/eXiKj0qtFt
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 5:02am
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 8:58am
Spring abounds at the Arboretum! Take a walk and see what’s blooming.
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
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 2:30am
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