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.
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!
County offices will remain closed for business through Friday, September 21. Beginning Wednesday, September 19, emergency electrical permits will be issued by the county to licensed electricians. Read more: http://ow.ly/a9im30lSeGD#HurricaneFlorence#NHCgov
Thank you to all of the crews out there working to clear debris, restore power, and get our community back up and running. Some areas of our county were hit harder than others, but we are going to get through this together. #ILMstrong#HurricaneFlorence#NHCgov
What kind of plants do Butterflies love best? Find out at the September 15th Native Plant Festival, where Cape Fear’s Going Green will demonstrate larval host plants that support Monarchs, Fritillaries, Swallowtails, and more.
Photo courtesy of Gary Allen - see more of his work at Art in the Arboretum Oct 5-7th
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 7:39am The Native Plant Festival scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. There is a possibility it may be rescheduled to a Saturday at the end of October, so please check back later. Stay safe everyone!