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.

Admin Office hours: 10am-2pm weekdays. Gardens open 8am-5pm daily. Staff are available by phone or email. See staff page under ‘About Us’ for contact details.

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

Gardens open daily from 8am-5pm and no admission fee. Admin office open weekdays from 10am-2pm. The Plant Clinic and Gift Shop are closed at this time. 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!
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum
N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 8:15pm
County Extension Director Lloyd Singleton shares about the rewarding garden colors of late winter.

Read his StarNews article in the link below and be sure to stop by the Arboretum to enjoy the colorful Dorothy Gillespie art which is displayed throughout the gardens until the end of April.

Also, be sure to sign up for the “Trees Talk” live webinar with Nancy Ash on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. https://thefriends.wildapricot.org/event-4178576/Registration. The fee is $15 for nonmembers of Friends of the Arboretum.

https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/lifestyle/2021/03/05/trees-talk-nancy-ash-and-other-garden-advice-before-spring/6884143002/
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N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum is at New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum.Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 7:27pm
At first glance, you may overlook the Paperbush (Edworthia chrysanthemum) but this beautiful shrub is not to be missed. It’s bright blooms and sweet scent evoke a peaceful and happy feeling 😌. You can find the Paperbush on the path leading towards our Japanese Garden. @ New Hanover County Extension Service Arboretum
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N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumFriday, March 5th, 2021 at 6:36pm
We've had another great week for the New Hanover County 4-H FOOD DRIVE, Caring Hearts, Helping hands.

Today we dropped off 379 lbs of your donations to the Food Bank, which converts to 319 meals!

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are accepting donations here outside of the reception building until March 31st. If you are enjoying the sunny weather at our gardens this weekend, feel free to also drop off a non-perishable item in our donation box outside the office.

For those who wish to make online donation, click here:
https://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/activities-events/4-h-food-drive-caring-hearts-helping-hands/

Together we can help make a difference.
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N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumThursday, March 4th, 2021 at 6:02pm
The Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum is celebrating Black owned businesses in our community. This week's featured business is Jay Ski's Rub-a-Dub, LLC. They create 'the rub for your grub!'.

Allow them to add some flavor to your life, with their specially crafted rub! This rub is great on any meat, seafood, vegetable or snack!

Owners William and Shemeka Stokes have created special recipes for you to try at home. Download them here: https://bit.ly/30e1Nak

We hope you enjoy!
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N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumWednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 8:08pm
New Hanover County is celebrating Arbor Day the week of March 15th to 21st.

We will be celebrating on Saturday, March 20th when we will be hosting a three hour virtual workshop dealing with the topic of trees.

This event is free to the membership of the Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum, Inc., and currently certified New Hanover County Master Gardeners.

The fee for the general public is $15.00.

Register here: #Sign_Up_Registration" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer">https://thefriends.wildapricot.org/Arbor-Day/#Sign_Up_Registration
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N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and ArboretumMonday, March 1st, 2021 at 8:27pm
H20 Today, a new exhibition at Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science and technology.

Read more about it here:
https://www.capefearmuseum.com/cape-fear-museum-opens-smithsonian-exhibition-exploring-the-global-water-story/
Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 3:44pm
We've had another great week for the @newhanoverco4h FOOD DRIVE - Caring Hearts, Helping hands. Today we dropped off 379 lbs of your donations to the Food Bank, which converts to 319 meals! You can drop off donations until 3/31 or donate here online:

https://t.co/YKDI5Z14sM https://t.co/1EtqQq16cW
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 5:10pm
We will be celebrating ARBOR DAY on Sat, 3/20 when we will be hosting a three hour virtual workshop dealing with the topic of trees. The fee for the general public is $15.00.
Register here: https://t.co/rb8IFhIdFj... https://t.co/lH2q8YHkdP
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 5:28pm
H20 Today, a new exhibition at @capefearmuseum Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science & technology. Read more here:
https://t.co/aEB0Ox3HVM
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 1:21pm
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Join us Next Saturday 3/13 from10am - 1pm to drop off your donations in the parking lot of @portcitychurch located at 450 Vision Dr. Needed: Non-perishable foods, hygiene items, household items, paper products, infant & kid items. https://t.co/LM2eYYPf7G
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New Hanover Co. 4-H @newhanoverco4h
NHC 4-H is hosting 4-H Food Drive @portcitychurch from 9-12 today! 250 Vision Dr Help support the Food Bank of central & Eastern NC @nhcarb @NewHanoverCo @CityofWilm @WrightsvilleNC @ILMchamber @davEDglenn @WWAY @wectnews @Jammin999 @NHCLibrary https://t.co/VOd7XNSqfs
Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 5:49pm
Our Camellias are attracting many visitors today - large and small 🐝 https://t.co/zH6nW6WZ6q nhcarb photo
Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 5:49pm
We've had some last minute spots open up for the Camellia Trail Guided Walking Tour offered by the Tidewater Camellia Club this Thursday 2/25 at 2pm!

The forecast is looking sunny and bright that day. Sign up here: https://t.co/atdRnPBxGY https://t.co/XztpD8azKE
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Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 5:30pm
Support the growing local food movement of Southeastern NC! The 11th annual Local Food Conference presented by @FeastDownEast will take place virtually on Fri, 3/5 from 12:00pm to 4:30pm & on Sat, 3/6, featuring Vivian Howard @chefandthef. Get tix here: https://t.co/jJHcMr1kEr https://t.co/Yze7MAatYx nhcarb photo
Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 3:40pm
There are still some shopping slots available tomorrow for the Ability Garden plant sale here at the NHC Arboretum - 6206 Oleander Dr. from 9am-1pm on Saturday 2/20/2021. For more info contact Heather Kelejian at 910-798-7682 or hkelejian @nchgov.com

https://t.co/0SExXAfUej https://t.co/OCcCe5FEFq
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 1:43pm
Celebrate camellias locally, now. We are proud to host the annual Tidewater Camellia Club Show & Festival again this year. The celebration is virtual & kicks off Sunday, 2/21 through Sunday, 2/28. Winners & judged blooms will be available at https://t.co/izlEeshllC on Monday 3/1 https://t.co/cFMNsxtXDh nhcarb photo
Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 3:25pm
It was a beautiful day yesterday and we are looking forward to many more to come in the future. https://t.co/2fers5vIds
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Lisa at DrugstoreDivas.net @drugstoredivas
It's over 70 here in Wilmington, and after about 98 days of consecutive rain, this is great.

If you're here and looking for something to do, the @nhcarb is open, outside, and free.

Find out the other free things to do in Wilmington in our post here: https://t.co/qAVXVVP9dj https://t.co/mFul9JyJTP
Monday, February 15th, 2021 at 3:56pm
Spring is coming -- invite Carolina wrens to your backyard CC @StarNewsOnline. Article by Amy Mead, NC Cooperative Extension Area Natural Resources Agent for the Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover Counties.

https://t.co/6nzD2RW0uN
Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 4:22pm
We are accepting donations until 3/31! https://t.co/93e5NsBbR0
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New Hanover Co. 4-H @newhanoverco4h
Picked up LOADS of donations for 4-H "Caring Hearts, Helping Hands" service project! Thank you NHC Farm Bureau, NHC Lib-Pleasure Island & Farmers Supply! Donate until 3/31! @nhcarb @NewHanoverCo @NHCLibrary @wway @wect @Jammin999 @NorthCarolina4H @NCExtension @NCFarmBureau https://t.co/SLXZW3H1Sy
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 5:25pm
Tidewater Camellia Club is offering a free workshop to learn how to propagate Camellias using #airlayering on 2/27 11am @ NHC Arboretum. Masks are required & all pandemic guidelines including social distancing will be adhered to. 14 participants limit
https://t.co/yq3W9n7hpt
Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 4:24pm
Thank you to those who have donated so far to the @newhanoverco4h Food Drive "Caring Hearts, Helping Hands" Service Project. We are accepting donations until 3/31 https://t.co/wOXlOWOR5p via @FacebookWatch
Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 4:27pm
The month of Feb is designated as Black History Month – we honor this relationship between 2 universities which exemplify efforts of working together through diversity & equity. Support Specialist Danyce Dicks shares Extension history with @StarNewsOnline https://t.co/2Fo8HHjZE8
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
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