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.

N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum

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!
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumMonday, January 25th, 2021 at 2:56pm
Tidewater Camellia Club, is offering a free workshop to learn how to propogate Camellias using #airlayering on February 27th 11am @ NHC Arboretum

Masks are required and all pandemic guidelines including social distancing will be adhered to. Limited to 14 participants.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/136700202987
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumMonday, January 25th, 2021 at 2:13pm
Looking to join a great team? Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office is looking for a Support Specialist. Click on the link to view the job description.
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumSaturday, January 23rd, 2021 at 1:44pm
If you're trying to reduce food waste in 2021, making your very own vegetable stock can keep you on track. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less shared this recipe from our Med Instead of Meds program.
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumFriday, January 22nd, 2021 at 7:05pm
Nature never ceases to amaze me, even during winter!

"Colors are the smiles of nature."
Leigh Hunt
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumFriday, January 22nd, 2021 at 3:48pm
Choosing a variety of plants with coinciding and consecutive flowering periods will provide food for pollinators throughout the year.
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumFriday, January 22nd, 2021 at 12:38pm
Miss the frequent pre-pandemic human hugs; then hug a tree, it is a safe, rewarding alternative.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 3:48pm
Tidewater Camellia Club, is offering a free workshop to learn how to propagate Camellias using #airlayering on 2/27 11am here at the arboretum.
Masks are required & all pandemic guidelines including social distancing will be adhered to. Sign up here:
https://t.co/yq3W9n7hpt
Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 3:25pm
Miss human hugs? Hug a tree, it's good for your health. Our County Extension Director, Lloyd Singleton shares the benefits of tree hugging via @StarNewsOnline https://t.co/PI2CvtBoIR
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 12:23pm
#newswelove The Champs-Élysées in Paris is set for a renovation that will transform the famous street into a green, pedestrian-friendly space https://t.co/XHIPrgFapt
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 5:54pm
Calling all tree lovers! The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees needs volunteers for two upcoming tree plantings on January 29 & February 6. The goal is to plant 1739 trees by Fall 2021. Let’s help them reach their goal!
https://t.co/ISuKAdjtWu
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 2:16pm
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 10:13am
Quick Links to Extension Gardener Tools: Handbook, Plant Database, Online Classes, Newsletter https://t.co/0abptpZvcd
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 10:04am
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 9:59am
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 3:15pm
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 4:44pm
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 2:00pm
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 12:25pm
See the many species of trees at the Arboretum in Wilmington https://t.co/eXiKj0qtFt
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 9:02am
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
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678