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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

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
New Hanover County ArboretumTuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 9:52am
The Gift Shop will be CLOSED tomorrow - Wednesday, January 16th - for inventory. It will reopen on Thursday @ 10am.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumMonday, January 14th, 2019 at 4:41pm
One of our residents returning home, assisted by Kevin (the koi whisperer).

All the koi were relocated back to the pond this afternoon and seem very happy with their newly cleaned accommodations. Huge thank you to the staff at Cape Fear Water Gardens for leading this endeavor.

We invite you to stop by and check it out - but please remember the koi are not to be fed during the winter.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:00am
TreeFest is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18-19 at Independence Mall
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumFriday, January 11th, 2019 at 8:54am
Putting the finishing touches on the inside of the pond before the water goes back into it later today! #nhc #nhcarboretum #capefearwatergardens #watergarden #coldoutside #finishingtouches
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, January 10th, 2019 at 5:00pm
The 69th Tidewater Camellia Club Show & Sale is @ The Arboretum on Saturday, February 23, 2019 -- FREE and open to the public. Camellia sale from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M (or until sold out) and Judged Blooms 1:00 P.M. until 4:P.M.

Camellia exhibitors will attend from all over the Southeastern United States. These camellia experts will display hundreds of blooms representing many varieties for evaluation by American Camellia Society judges.

In addition to the magnificent flowers on display, other show highlights beginning at 10:00 A.M include camellia care education displays to answer any camellia growing questions you may have and floral arrangements highlighting camellias presented by various garden clubs. A Special Children’s Area will feature a Children’s Art Display presented by local public school art students and a Camellia Activity Corner with fun activities for children and adults. Come early to enjoy an excellent selection of camellias available for purchase. Visit our web site at www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org - for more details
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New Hanover County Arboretum shared New Hanover County Government, NC's post.Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 12:20pm
Planting trees today is essential for future generations!
Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 5:54am
Putting the finishing touches on the inside of the pond before the water goes back into it later today! #nhc #nhcarboretum #capefearwatergardens #watergarden #coldoutside #finishingtouches https://t.co/plGRoHrFle
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 2:04pm
The 69th Tidewater Camellia Club Show & Sale is @ The Arboretum on Saturday, February 23, 2019 -- FREE and open to the public. Camellia sale from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M (or until sold out) and Judged Blooms 1:00 P.M. until 4:P.M.... https://t.co/Jg2f3ZrVPN
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 4:00am
'Friends' of the Arboretum - new gardens added to the Reciprocal Admissions Program for 2019 are:

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah, Georgia
Greenwich Botanical Center in Cos Cob, Connecticut... https://t.co/vo0XZ1NlPK
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 9:24am
Help Preserve Juniper Level Botanic Garden for Future Generations https://t.co/RZwHadLSAI
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 6:34am
Our koi are safe and protected while our pond is being cleaned! There are some beauties! #koi #pondcleaning #fish #beauty #safe #nhc #nhcarboretum https://t.co/Pe0ktRXyto
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 10:34am
Pond cleaning Day 2. Making sure no one gets left behind! A few of the smaller fish liked to play hide and seek! https://t.co/j9oPOfAERk
Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:08am
Getting the jump on spring cleaning. Happy fish and healthy fish! https://t.co/vIao6s299n
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 10:59am
The Arboretum received a wonderful donation of shrubs and trees from the Southern Living Plant Collection. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be showcasing some of these lovely plants. This Empress... https://t.co/mQaAbelJgu
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 8:36am
A New Year, new food resolution -- eat more fruits and veggies - and what's better than those homegrown in NC! https://t.co/JZOf0QGYbc
Monday, December 31st, 2018 at 6:50am
Consider putting gardening at the top of your list of New Year's resolutions. https://t.co/niLJjoV89v
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678