Welcome to NCSU Extension Service and NHC Arboretum

The North Carolina State University Extension Service 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 Service 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 Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's video.Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:22pm
Thank you to everyone who came out to Oleander Express this weekend to support the Ability Garden! We can't wait to see the Shriners' Choo-choo in the garden next time!
New Hanover County Arboretum
The Ability Garden
Thank you to all our guests, volunteers, and sponsors for a fabulous Oleander Express day at the New Hanover County Arboretum! And a special thanks to the rain gods who waited until noon before dropping 5 inches of rain!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 7:21am
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's post.Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 7:35am
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's photo.Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 7:07am
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 5:24pm
Can anyone guess what this is without looking it up? Brett Cottrell found these on his driveway.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared Port City Community Church's video.Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 1:07pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
Port City Community Church
We hope everyone had an amazing Mother's Day. Greg Tart (aka Our Man On The Street) headed to the New Hanover County Arboretum to ask a few kids some questions about their mom. Here's what they said.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 9:22am
Thank you to everyone who came out to Oleander Express this weekend to support the Ability Garden! We can't wait to see the Shriners' Choo-choo in the garden next time! https://t.co/2f9zYUvVVL
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 4:21am
Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to https://t.co/eelrusN22n
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678