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

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
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 2:45pm
Many thanks to Oasis NC SEA Academy and Friends School of Wilmington students for joining together to volunteer for 4-H and the Arboretum today!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a post.Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 6:20pm
We’re working hard on #FlorenceRecovery and are focusing on housing, infrastructure, health & human services and economic recovery, as well as community resilience & planning. #NHCgov Commissioners unanimously adopted the #HurricaneFlorence Long Term Recovery Plan this evening. Read the plan here: https://bit.ly/2Ojnnnb
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumMonday, March 18th, 2019 at 10:02am
Discover just how much savings a membership in the Friends of the Arboretum can bring you!

Becoming a Friend is easy. Sign up online or in the office. One of the benefits is early access to the Master Gardener Plant Sale on April 10th.

Membership rates start as low as $30 for an individual and offer many benefits, so it pays for itself very quickly.

For more information visit us online or call (910) 798-7670
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumSaturday, March 16th, 2019 at 7:00am
The planned renovation of the Butterfly Garden got underway earlier this week and thanks to our hardworking staff and volunteers (and the fantastic weather we have been having) most of the project is complete, minus the plants.This would not have been possible without a grant from New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association.Thank you for your generosity and support of the Arboretum!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a post.Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 9:24pm
Don't forgot this Q&A session is on Monday from 6-7.30pm at the New Hanover County Arboretum. Space still available. Call the office (910) 798-7660 on Monday to register.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 3:17pm
The Empowering Youth and Families Program is a preventative response by NCSU 4-H to bring awareness to the opioid crisis in our community.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:03am
What a great way to showcase all the amazing food trucks. Don't forget to add this date to your calendars. https://t.co/GWyjQzWiph
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 4:00am
The planned renovation of the Butterfly Garden got underway earlier this week and thanks to our hardworking staff and volunteers (and the fantastic weather we have been having) most of the project is... https://t.co/UEyig1JKms
Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 6:24pm
Don't forgot this Q&A session is on Monday from 6-7.30pm at the Arbotetum. Space still available. Call the office (910) 798-7660 on Monday to register. https://t.co/iV7A9VSLHX
Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 12:17pm
NC Cooperative Extension youth program held in Wilmington https://t.co/ADiOr5dbUb
Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 4:49am
A week ago we shared with you the NC State Extension Plants Database and suggested it would be a good reference for when we posted the Plant Sale list - well today is that day. We have a great selection... https://t.co/PolUlf0DXf
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:09am
The weather is warming up, time to get growing! Mark your calendars Saturday, March 16th Ability Garden Plant Sale at New Hanover County Arboretum Lewis Greenhouse from 9-12pm. Houseplants, herbs, succulents and more! https://t.co/TN1Vztw3Yj
Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 12:13pm
NC Cooperative Extension Summer Internship @ the NHC Arboretum https://t.co/9wkeQazGUN
Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 10:35am
Visit the NC State Extension Plants Database to learn all about plants. Cross reference this with the EMG plant sale list that we will post in the coming weeks, to make the right selection for your gardens. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers... https://t.co/hBTjX6pHlG
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at 1:27pm
Empowering Youth and Families Program

The Empowering Youth and Families (EYFP) has developed by North Carolina 4-H and NC State University. New Hanover County is one of ten NC counties participating in... https://t.co/arKj5VFPid
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at 6:49am
I see the sun trying to peek through the clouds and it's free day at Airlie Gardens for NHC residents and students. If you visit don't forget to stop in at the Arboretum as we are right down the street - and always free (except for ticketed events)! https://t.co/VyaGUnxEir
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678