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!
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New Hanover County Arboretum shared The Ability Garden's post.Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 4:54pm
Come check out our spooktacular plants! 3rd Saturday plant sale is tomorrow, Saturday Oct 20th from 9-12pm at the Ability Garden's greenhouse at New Hanover County Arboretum
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New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, October 18th, 2018 at 1:42pm
Free Well Water Testing
Pick up sampling kits:
Tuesday, October 23, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Drop off sampling kits:
Wednesday, October 24, from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m
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New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:49am
Tickets are now on sale for Art in the Arboretum FOA Members Party! November 3rd @ 5pm. Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non members. Sip on wine, or beer from Wrightsville Beach Brewery, sample tasty treats from local restaurants and kick start your holiday shopping at the silent auction! Can't make it to the Party? No worries! The silent auction is online and party tickets can be purchased there too!
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New Hanover County Arboretum shared Jiri Hulcr's post.Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 6:15pm
Dead trees are not always bad! Here is a photo by our Associate Dean for Extension Marty Main at UF IFAS Solutions in his backyard: whistling ducks nesting in a dead sweetgum in the city! I would love to see a change in people's perspective on dead trees in the landscape.
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New Hanover County ArboretumWednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 11:04am
Thank you to our Native Plant Garden Volunteers for helping with clean up. With their care, the garden has become a haven for pollinators.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum added 2 new photos.Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 8:24am
Do any of the plants in your landscape resemble this one? Many ornamental trees and shrubs are susceptible to Phytophthora root rot and can develop root and crown rot, particularly if the soil around the base of the plant remains wet for long periods of time.Leaves will appear drought stressed, sometimes turning dull green, yellow, or brown as they wilt. Root rot-causing Phytophthora species can survive in the soil for years. It can spread through splashing rain, irrigation water, and runoff water. Disease fungi can spread through contaminated soil and garden equipment as well. Flooded and saturated soil conditions for 6–8 hours are especially conducive to the spread of root rots. Wounds are not required for infection. There is no cure for root rots.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 10:42am
Free Well Water Testing
Pick up sampling kits:
Tuesday, October 23, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Drop off sampling kits:
Wednesday, October 24, from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m https://t.co/1XBCUh1Lnd
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 8:50am
Tickets are now on sale for Art in the Arboretum FOA Members Party! Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non members. Sip on wine, or beer from Wrightsville Beach Brewery, sample... https://t.co/2HcHOrHEXC
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 8:16am
Please come out and support the Ability Garden this weekend at their 3rd Saturday Plant Sale here at the Arboretum! https://t.co/bIque24ZzG
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 8:04am
Thank you to our Native Plant Garden Volunteers for helping with clean up. With their care, the garden has become a haven for pollinators. https://t.co/hxV45Htew6
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 5:24am
Do any of the plants in your landscape resemble this one? Many ornamental trees and shrubs are susceptible to Phytophthora root rot and can develop root and crown rot, particularly if the soil around... https://t.co/dSfpylNbxi
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 1:34pm
Stop by the plant clinic for help with your plant problems! We are open 10-4 Monday through Friday. We are here to help! https://t.co/ICLzvSCoIK
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 at 9:48am
The picnic area suffered some of the worst damage during Hurricane Florence. We will start over and rebuild but for now, the picnic area will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 11:22am
Art in the Arboretum Silent Auction registration is live.
Let the bidding begin! https://t.co/2HcHOrHEXC
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 8:23am
We’d like to send a special shout out to our volunteer, Vic Hall. He’s been here every day and has been a huge part of getting the garden ready to reopen! Thank you Vic!
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 7:35am
Our amazing and dedicated volunteers are helping to clean up the fallen debris! The gardens are now back open to the public!
Monday, October 8th, 2018 at 6:57am
Big things often start out small. We will rebuild and plant new but that beautiful old tree will be missed. https://t.co/LuxuM4ZkKh
Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 4:00pm
The sea serpent is back up and guarding her home thanks to our amazing staff!
Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678