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 OfficeMonday, October 21st, 2019 at 1:27pm
Green anole 'Anolis carolinensis'
A frequent visitor to the gardens. This fine specimen was captured on camera by our landscape technician Kevin Cassel.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeMonday, October 21st, 2019 at 10:02am
This one-of-a-kind rock sculpture masterpiece was created by Josh Rickards of Creative Cascades and will be one of the items available during the live auction at the Friends Party on Nov 2nd. Tickets available online thefriends.wildapricot.org

The sculpture pieces were chosen to balance with one another to create the ‘just perfect’ art form for your garden. If you look at the top 3 stones, you can see a person walking towards you, welcoming you to their special spot. Includes installation by the creator Josh Rickards, and special assistant Dale, the miniature Schnauzer.
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSunday, October 20th, 2019 at 5:47pm
The Arboretum is excited to host the 24th Annual Arts Show & Sale in the Gardens, Nov 1-3rd. This incredible weekend showcases over 140 local artists, plus musicians, food trucks and exhibitors, all nestled in 7 acres of beautiful gardens. As always, admission is free for Friends Members, military with ID and children 12 and under. Entry is $5 and payable at the gate.

This is the Friends marquee event and includes a party on the Saturday night from 6-10pm that includes live bands, food and drink with a live auction and raffle too. Party Tickets are $50 - $35 for Friends. - and available at thefriends.wildapricot.org

This is a don’t miss event. See you there!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension OfficeSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 12:30pm
Did you know that the sweet potato is no potato?
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a post.Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:56am
Happening Now!
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office
New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office shared a post.Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 7:31am
Have you ever thought about showing a goat, rabbit, fowl at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo? Well...here's your chance! Have a "pet friend" or need to borrow a "pet friend" to show, no worries one can be provided for you. Simply complete the registration entry form and submit. Rules & guidelines can be found at Cape Fear Fair & Expo Premium Book under Livestock (page 16).

Cape Fear Fair & Expo website: https://www.capefearfair.com/

4-H Rabbit entry forms are to be completed and submitted the New Hanover County 4-H by Friday, October 25, 2019.

Forms are located at: https://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/rabbit-project-resources/

For more information on registration process, contact New Hanover County 4-H Office at 910-798-7660.

To request a rabbit to show, email Mrs. Melinda Grant or call 910-470-1910

4-H Rabbit Show is sponsored by Cape Fear Area Rabbit 4-H Club, New Hanover County 4-H and Cape Fear Fair & Expo

4-H Goat entry forms are to be completed and submitted to Pender County 4-H by Friday, October 2019.

For more information, email Traci Spencer or call 910-259-1235
4-H Goat Show is sponsored by Pender County 4-H and Cape Fear Fair & Expo

All other livestock entry(s) will be submitted on the Cape Fear Fair & Expo online entry form
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