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, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:00am
Truly beautiful oil on canvas by Carol Blankenship.
'Just - swimmin - around'
See more of Carols work at Art in the Arboretum October 6th-8th
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, September 21st, 2017 at 6:00am
During Art in the Arboretum we will have your nutritional needs covered too. The Cafe will be open to grab a light snack or a beverage of choice; coffee, beer and wine, water and soda and you can enjoy lunch from the food truck. We have a great selection; some of the best in town!
Friday – Catch
Saturday – YehMon51
Sunday – T-Geaux Boys
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 6:00am
Art in the Arboretum is not just a show and sale. There is a silent auction (going live online Sept 29th) and a raffle too.

This is lit-tree-ly the most fascinating raffle item. Purchase tickets for your chance to win a 2 night stay at 'The Robbins Nest' Treehouse. Tickets are available at the Arboretum (Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm) or online @ http://nhcarboretum.org/
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 9:01am
Early mornings are their own reward. Our wonderful volunteers enjoying this beautiful day helping clear the beds of weeds.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:03am
Art in the Arboretum, October 6th through the 8th, has something for everyone; paintings, photography, jewelry etc A one stop shop with eclectic finds to excite and inspire. We look forward to sharing it with you!

Beaded ladder wrap bracelet on leather - Shawn McGreevy
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, September 15th, 2017 at 1:58pm
Are you downtown today? Stop by and say hello to the Ability Garden in their pop-up garden. PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678