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.

New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office

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 and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 11:07am
It’s a beautiful day to be outside. Native Plant Festival runs until 4pm today.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 9:15am
Traffic is a mess but please persevere. Turns out there is a triathlon at Wrightsville Bech this morning which has resulted in a lot of road closures. Sheriffs dept tell us the road should be reopened at 10am.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, September 21st, 2019 at 7:51am
Featured speakers for today's event. Plan to spend all day at the Native Plant Festival. Food trucks will be on-site and there will be activities for the kids. Gates open in just over an hour at 9am!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 1:30pm
Hurricane Florence devastated local trees and we are still even now getting reports of tree issues that can be attributed to Florence. This year one of the most popular questions being asked is -- what trees should I plant and when?

In the Southeast, Fall is actually the preferred season to plant trees and shrubs. The Friends of the Arboretum have put together a list of trees that are available to order online and should do well in our environment. The trees will be delivered to the Arboretum for pickup and Friends receive a discount on each tree purchased.

Friends board members will be at the Native Plant Festival on Saturday if you have any questions or need help selecting trees.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeFriday, September 20th, 2019 at 11:03am
Come visit the Ability Garden and Arboretum at our lovely green space downtown for Park(ing) Day 2019! We’ll be chatting about the Native Plant Festival, Pumpkin Palooza and more!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a link.Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 7:33am
The festival will feature native plant vendors from a variety of growers: Grizz’s Nursery, The Ability Garden, Going Native Gardens, Lumber River
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 10:16am
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!
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6:13am
Quick Links to Extension Gardener Tools: Handbook, Plant Database, Online Classes, Newsletter https://t.co/0abptpZvcd
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 6:04am
Mother’s Day is May 12th, need a gift? If so, we’ve got the perfect gift your mother will simply love right here at our Arboretum Gift Shop. Many new items have recently arrived just in time for... https://t.co/VdH2gYeRGu
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 5:59am
The nation's largest, one day food drive is just around the corner. Please share this post to encourage healthy donations because we all deserve to eat well so we can live well! #givehealthy https://t.co/N7N1LkBFW9
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 11:15am
Summer is just around the corner and we're looking forward to some great 4-H Summer Camps. Registration is now open - don't wait - camps will fill fast! https://t.co/kfSeVb9S9A
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 12:44pm
Consumers tend to demand the 'perfect' food or veg. Would you be willing to buy produce if it didn't conform to our 'normal' cosmetic standards? https://t.co/rvCFq4Gbq9
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 10:00am
Thank you to everyone that has shown an interest in attending these classes but at this time Registration is Closed as the class is full.

Introduction to Landscape Design
Trees and Shrubs for New... https://t.co/oCAZ2UUbRI
Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 8:25am
See the many species of trees at the Arboretum in Wilmington https://t.co/eXiKj0qtFt
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 5:02am
Its spring and the weather has us all back in the garden but please be careful out there! And remember to stay hydrated. https://t.co/CzOXGGIQg7
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 8:58am
Spring abounds at the Arboretum! Take a walk and see what’s blooming.
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:51am
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
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 2:30am
Let’s pay it forward and help others who may not have access to fresh produce, while supporting local farmers. Come and visit us at the Tidal Creek Farmers Market (5329 Oleander Drive) tomorrow from 8am-1pm. https://t.co/4BRE2ReVkX
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678