Welcome to the NC Cooperative Extension and NHC Arboretum.

Oct 3-4-5 the staff will be out of the office. The Admin office will be closed Oct 3 & 4. The Plant Clinic and Gift shop will be closed all 3 days. The Gardens will remain open to visitors.

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.

Gardens open: 8am-5pm daily.

Office hours: 9am-5pm (Closed noon-1pm)  

Main Office: 910-798-7660

Plant Clinic: 910-798-7680  Open: 10am-4pm

Gift Shop: 910-798-7650   Open: 10am-4pm

Friends of the Arboretum (Memberships/Donatons/Pavers) 910-798-7660 

Facility Reservations & Rentals:  Please use the Facility Reservation Tab above.

Weddings: Please use the Facility Reservation Tab  to request information. 

After Hours Photography (available Monday-Thursday): Please use the Facility Reservation Tab above for availability and rates

 

American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program 2022 Member Garden

N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum

The Arboretum is committed to sustainable practices. We do not sell bottled water on site. We do have a RO water bottle filler station and encourage all visitors to bring a refillable bottle.
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumThursday, October 6th, 2022 at 12:59pm
This is a home food preservation question we receive every fall. #Canning #FallFoods #Cooking #Pumpkin #PumpkinButter #FoodSafety
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumThursday, October 6th, 2022 at 12:29pm
Call for pumpkin artists and carvers
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumTuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 7:55pm
Purchase your tickets (friends-nhcarboretum.org) before Wednesday, Oct 12th and for each ticket purchased you will be entered into a drawing for a free 4-pack of s'mores from Chocolate and S’more.
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumSaturday, October 1st, 2022 at 8:43pm
Southeast US gardeners - Do NOT cut back your ornamental grasses until early spring. Enjoy the blooms/seed heads just as the wildlife do. And remember, brown is a color too!
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumSaturday, October 1st, 2022 at 8:40pm
The application period is now open for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Stewardship Program and Environmental Quality Incentives Program! These programs help farmers and other agriculture industry producers improve and maintain their existing conservation systems. Learn more below and apply by Oct. 15th! #NCAgriculture

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ddIhot
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumSaturday, October 1st, 2022 at 12:34pm
The Arboretum is open today Saturday, Oct 1st. No damage was sustained from Hurricane Ian.
(Our annual pro-active arboriculture practices certainly helped. Mature trees should be visited by a trained, certified arborist every 3-5 years for the best storm resilience. It doesn’t cost; it pays.) www.treesaregood.com

Photo credit: Annette Johnson (Serenity Waves Photography)
On Oct 3-4-5 staff will be out of the office attending a conference. The Admin office will be closed Oct 3 & 4. The Plant Clinic and Gift shop will be closed all 3 days. The Gardens will remain open to visitors.
(Yellow swallowtail at the Arb - photo courtesy of Gary Allen) https://t.co/RDhYzIkoSh
nhcarb photo
We have made the difficult decision to postpone 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘁𝘂𝗺 due to the uncertainty of weather impacts from Hurricane Ian this weekend. The new dates will be Nov 5th-6th.
Mark your calendars. https://t.co/QfSEZMEIgX
nhcarb photo
Garbage to Gardens is seeking a dynamic person to lead the program into the future. Candidates should be self-starting, organized, passionate about living soil and healthy waste stream management. Click here to read the full position description: https://t.co/AZH1Uu1lAY https://t.co/pHSK5GbeWd nhcarb photo
New hours this year. Open later to allow people who work 9-5pm during the week to shop on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, April 28th through Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 1st doors open at noon and close at 4 p.m. https://t.co/N1y4YyaPDU
nhcarb photo
Native Plant Festival this Saturday. Free and open to all. Activities, exhibits, presentations & food truck at the NHC Arboretum. Plant sales at vendors throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties. https://t.co/4KyGGh0v2L nhcarb photo
Seeking a Family & Consumer Science agent with a passion to address issues of food insecurity, poverty, and equity by partnering and collaborating with organizations that provide crucial services in nutrition, health and education.

Apply @ https://t.co/bfTLuM85Ap https://t.co/AY0knrR3Cq
nhcarb photo
Summer camp is a lot of FUN, but it is so much more than that. Thanks to NHC Farm Bureau, campers at Maides Park & Martin Luther King Center learned all about bees and pollinators while participating in building bee houses, making compound eyes and crafting beautiful butterflies. https://t.co/xF7o77p6U2 nhcarb photo
We are pleased to represent @newhanoverco4h with the latest addition to our flagpole. https://t.co/33U65I135K nhcarb photo
Tomorrow - Join us for the 3rd Saturday Ability Garden Plant Sale 9am - 1pm at the Lewis Greenhouse.
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
Skip to content