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.
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!
Image by Buncombe County EMGV Beth Leonard There’s still time to get your soil samples evaluated for free by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services before peak season fees of $4/sample kick in on December 1. Pick up Soil test kits at your local Cooperative Extension Center. Confirm...