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.

Gardens open 8am-5pm daily.

Office hours: 10am-2pm weekdays. (Staff are available by phone or email. Click on ‘About Us’ for contact details)

Main Office: 910-798-7660

Plant Clinic: 910-798-7680  Reopens May 3rd 

Gift Shop: 910-798-7650   Reopens May 3rd

Friends of the Arboretum:  910-798-7670 

Facility Reservations & Rentals (inc Weddings):  Please use the Facility Reservation Tab above,  or call 910-798-7660

 

Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 4:33pm
History and future: What would NC be without its longleaf pines? Pine trees are so important to North Carolina that in 1963 it was recognized as the state tree.
Read more @StarNewsOnline
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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 2:34pm
Support the Ability Garden on National Sibling’s Day. Have sibling photos taken here at the NHC Arboretum from 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.
Contact Roberta to schedule your mini session
e: roberta @applephotography.us
p: 910.228.6067 https://t.co/U7DtDVHqwc
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 4:54pm
Yoga For All with Caroline Cooley will be taking place this Saturday, April 10th at 8:30am outside on our lawn.
Sessions will be capped at 15 people to maintain social distance and masks will be required. https://t.co/eZ2QexRE2E https://t.co/LoJZr7AoHz
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 12:53pm
“The beauty of N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum doesn’t just happen; it takes the labor of many hands. The same is true for all of the work undertaken by the Ability Garden”
- Heather Kelejian via @StarNewsOnline https://t.co/cG5ZRqxJWh
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at 2:16pm
Support the Ability Garden on National Sibling’s Day. Have sibling photos taken here at the NHC Arboretum from 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.
Contact Roberta to schedule your mini session
roberta @applephotography.us
#abilitygarden #nationalsiblibgsday https://t.co/6mVY3k9wg0
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Monday, April 5th, 2021 at 2:53pm
Bees have been the buzz at the Arboretum this spring.
Our gardens have been host to a handful of bee swarms so far this spring. Interested in learning more about the native bees of NC? Check out this article from the @NCWF https://t.co/FrBD3cDO3G
Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 1:49pm
Yoga For All with Caroline Cooley will be taking place Sat, 4/3 at 8:30am. Session will be capped at 15 ppl & will be masks required. Due to the chilly weather, we will be practicing inside education center with lots of room for social distancing. Sign up: https://t.co/zuPiaOb8eO https://t.co/HHCRRFE2jH nhcarb photo
Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 4:11pm
There are so many wonderful sights to behold in the gardens right now, but the Malus ‘Lousia’ weeping crabapple has been stealing the show this week. Come see her in all her glory between 8am – 5pm each day. This is NOT one to be missed. https://t.co/l7weAlHnJE nhcarb photo
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 1:01pm
Honey Bee swarms are common right now but not dangerous. If you suspect you have a swarm Do NOT spray it with water or other chemicals. Please contact the New Hanover Country Beekeeper's Association for safe removal: https://t.co/Kzu4hGwmG8 https://t.co/e6fATrc9TC nhcarb photo
Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 4:58pm
Big shout out to everyone who participated & donated to the @newhanovercounty4h Food Drive at
@portcitychurch this past Sat. Donations can be made here at our Admin building until 3/31. Online donations can be made here:
https://t.co/3XPZxELovK
Together we can make a difference https://t.co/ltWCW8Ldas
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Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 3:14pm
Amber Ellis of @NCState's Stormwater Engineering Research Group shares with @StarNewsOnline
about stormwater workshops which aim to improve water quality. Learn more about their efforts here: https://t.co/Hm5pNdv7Bj
Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 1:20pm
Join @newhanoverco4h tomorrow, Sat 3/27 from 10am -1pm @ the "Drive-thru/Drop off" Food Donation Service project @portcitychurch. The 4-H Teen Leaders have been doing a great job collecting non-perishable items for the Food Bank. Let's help them reach their goal of 1,000lbs tmrw! https://t.co/CiA2asZy3j nhcarb photo
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 4:26pm
New Hanover County consumer science Extension agents help local families create healthier lifestyles. Be active by #GivingPack to New Hanover County Extension today! https://t.co/TRZCxQESOS
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 3:46pm
By #GivingPack to New Hanover County Extension efforts today, you help create opportunities for local agriculture. Visit our county giving site now!

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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 10:45am
Today is the day! When you support Extension you also support your community, @NorthCarolina4H, youth and agriculture. Show your support of Extension in COUNTY NAME at @NCState's Day of Giving by #GivingPack. @newhanoverco4h

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 4:46pm
. @NorthCarolina4H is an opportunity "four" every kid. Support #youth development in New Hanover County by #GivingPack on March 24 - tomorrow! https://t.co/RacA9LkTih @newhanoverco4h
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
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