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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.

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 post.Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 5:47pm
The holiday's are upon us, now's the time to finalize your gift giving! Stop by the New Hanover County Arboretum at the Ability Garden's greenhouse for our monthly plant sale this Saturday, Dec 15th from 9-12. Beautiful poinsettias, houseplants, succulents, specialty containers, and watercolor note cards by Crystal Sanders.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 4 new photos.Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 4:00pm
'There is always something to do' --- hurricane repairs, stormwater drainage issues, and general cleanup.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 9:06am
RALEIGH, N.C.--Tucked on a cleared hillside deep in Cherokee County, a row of five trees stands perfectly aligned next to a modest family home. They...
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 4 new photos.Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 8:01am
You still have time to get that perfect gift.
Gift Shop is open weekdays from 10am-4pm
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 8:00am
One characteristic of American culture that I never thought about much until working in food safety is how we eat at holiday gatherings. Everyone has their own style, of course, but I noticed a few key patterns. First, we tend to eat across a wide timespan and graze over a buffet-like spread. I’m ...
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:00pm
'There is always something to do' --- hurricane repairs, stormwater drainage issues, and general cleanup.
Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 5:02am
You still have time to get that perfect gift.
Gift Shop is open weekdays from 10am-4pm
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 8:51am
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association Offers Grants

The New Hanover County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (EMGVA) is offering $15,000 in grants for 2019. Any school,... https://t.co/FINXxuE22z
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 5:39am
The Arboretum Gift Shop has many gifts for holiday giving.
Each gift gives twice -- once to the recipient and secondly, for visitors to the Arboretum - all proceeds go to support the Arboretum. Store... https://t.co/YGvkBIBJHg
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at 7:03am
Come and see the Ability Garden crew in matching sweaters this morning at our annual Poinsettia Sale! We have different sizes of red, pink, and white poinsettias as well as a wide selection of house plants. Great for gifts! The sale is open till 1:00.
Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 10:45am
Poinsettias are here!
Available tomorrow at our Open House from 9am-1pm. Support the Ability Garden and the Arboretum. Gift Shop will be open 9am-3pm.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 4:53pm
Please help support the Ability Garden and their mission to make gardening accessible to all regardless of age, race, gender, physical ability or economic resources. https://t.co/bR8z30E19s
Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at 7:24am
#HappyThanksgiving from New Hanover County Arboretum!
Although the offices are closed until Monday - the gardens remain open -- closing at dusk. Its a little cool, but a nice day to take a stroll through the gardens. https://t.co/pkbHlWcRLm
Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 11:13am
You did a 'toad-ally' awesome job getting the frog back upright! Thanks, Will.
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