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 ArboretumFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 1:50pm
Check out the story on The Ability Garden and their very own veteran volunteer Steve Niles!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum updated their cover photo.Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 1:46pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 1:36pm
Do you like buttered popcorn? If so you will love this plant Cassia didymobotrya! The foliage when touched smells like buttered popcorn! The bloom is a show stopper!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 1:33pm
Today is the last day to sign up.Don't miss this interesting class. Call the Arboretum @ (910) 798 7660 to reserve your spot.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 5:59pm
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THANK YOU everyone for your support of Art in the Arboretum. From the artists, to the volunteers, to the committee chairs, to the sponsors and vendors, to Andy Cobb & his 'kids', to the musicians, to the food trucks and to all our visitors we hope that you all enjoyed the show as much as we did!
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678