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: 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:  910-798-7670 

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

Weddings: Please use the Facility Reservation Tab. No receptions – 1 hour ceremony only.

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


Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 3:47pm
We are pleased to represent @newhanoverco4h with the latest addition to our flagpole. https://t.co/33U65I135K nhcarb photo
Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 5:01pm
Tomorrow - Join us for the 3rd Saturday Ability Garden Plant Sale 9am - 1pm at the Lewis Greenhouse.
Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 12:27pm
More than 70% of North Carolina potatoes are processed into potato chips, accounting for most of the chip products in the Eastern U.S. NC potatoes rarely spend time in storage, shipping fresh from the farm to chip processors or stores within 2 days. https://t.co/T3mAfGv7Qc
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 at 5:28pm
We are thrilled to receive an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) this year. “Stormwater Management Models for the Arboretum” in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy, and Sustainability https://t.co/XQA5EcDWxX
Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 3:58pm
Bonsai lovers mark your calendars. The Cape Fear Bonsai Society invites you to join their monthly meeting the first Sunday of each month, here at the Arboretum. Next meeting: 8/1. For more info click here:
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Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 3:02pm
"Healthy houseplants can improve your well-being"
Heather Kelejian, Director of the Ability Garden & the NHC Extension Therapeutic Horticulture Agent shares with @StarNewsOnline:
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 4:24pm
Congratulations to @newhanoverco4h Teen Lead Piper Mendenhall for receiving the silver medal in Career & Entrepreneurship. Good luck at the State Competition! https://t.co/if16hK3cWh nhcarb photo
Friday, July 2nd, 2021 at 3:21pm
Save the date! Help clean Greenfield Park with @NHCParks July 17th from 10am - 1pm. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. https://t.co/b4H1ZBdR61 nhcarb photo
Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 11:55am
Looking to reduce your food waste this holiday weekend and beyond? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste during the July Fourth holiday: https://t.co/cYjxhY78d9
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 4:06pm
Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27
Next up: How to be "Bat Friendly" Neighbors
June 23, noon – 1 p.m. https://t.co/7OxgkunYBG
Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 5:54pm
JUN 21: Sustainability Summer Fashion Show @ the Arboretum with Sokoto House. Buy your tickets here. https://t.co/aZtURsM40s
NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
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