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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.
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!
If part of your holiday celebrations involve Christmas trees, did you buy yours before Thanksgiving or were you waiting till after? If you decided to wait, here are our tips on finding the perfect one along with how to care for it.
It's Giving Tuesday!
The Friends of the Arboretum have several opportunities for you to support them: www.artinthearboretum.com, stop by the Gift Shop from 10am-4pm or make a donation at friends-nhcarboretum.org
Donations to the Ability Garden can be made at abilitygarden.org or visit the Gift Shop and shop their cute selection of potted plants.
Volunteers will continue the habitat restoration at Carolina Beach Lake Park by installing native plants on the southern shore of the lake to prevent shoreline erosion. Participation is open to the public. Participants must be age 18 or older and pre registration is required. Friday, December 4th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 a.m. - Noon https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/WebLink.aspx?name=E12185&id=123
The weather forecast shows it will be a little chilly the next few days but the hot deal (20% off for Friends) will warm you up. The Gift Shop will open tomorrow at 10am and will run through Saturday morning. Come out and show your support for the Arboretum and the Ability Garden. **Please check-in at the Gatehouse just inside the single entry gate. Customers will only be allowed inside the Gift Shop one at a time to shop**
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!
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 3:51pm
Did you register for the 4-H 'Meet and Greet' scheduled for April 28th? The event is not only for alumni but anyone interested in knowing more, volunteering and/or supporting NHC 4-H. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 2pm-5pm. https://t.co/5jsSlEZQVx