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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.
Admin Office hours: 10am-2pm weekdays. Gardens open 8am-5pm daily. Staff are available by phone or email. See staff page under ‘About Us’ for contact details.
Gardens open daily from 8am-5pm and no admission fee. Admin office open weekdays from 10am-2pm. The Plant Clinic and Gift Shop are closed at this time.
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!
At first glance, you may overlook the Paperbush (Edworthia chrysanthemum) but this beautiful shrub is not to be missed. It’s bright blooms and sweet scent evoke a peaceful and happy feeling 😌. You can find the Paperbush on the path leading towards our Japanese Garden. @ New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum
We've had another great week for the New Hanover County 4-H FOOD DRIVE, Caring Hearts, Helping hands.
Today we dropped off 379 lbs of your donations to the Food Bank, which converts to 319 meals!
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are accepting donations here outside of the reception building until March 31st. If you are enjoying the sunny weather at our gardens this weekend, feel free to also drop off a non-perishable item in our donation box outside the office.
H20 Today, a new exhibition at Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science and technology.
Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 3:44pm
We've had another great week for the @newhanoverco4h FOOD DRIVE - Caring Hearts, Helping hands. Today we dropped off 379 lbs of your donations to the Food Bank, which converts to 319 meals! You can drop off donations until 3/31 or donate here online:
Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 3:40pm
There are still some shopping slots available tomorrow for the Ability Garden plant sale here at the NHC Arboretum - 6206 Oleander Dr. from 9am-1pm on Saturday 2/20/2021. For more info contact Heather Kelejian at 910-798-7682 or hkelejian @nchgov.com