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

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 ArboretumFriday, May 24th, 2019 at 3:09pm
A chalkboard riddle for you. Adapted from Richard Power’s “The Overstory” Can you guess?
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a post.Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 6:20am
Farm to Fork Food Camp (9-12 yo) & Sew What? with New Hanover 4-H Summer FUN Camps are NOW FULL. Thank you to those who registered! There are PLENTY of other camps open.

Check out newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu to see which 4-H Summer FUN Camps are available!
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a link.Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 3:31pm
Q: What is wrong with my loquat? Some of the branches are dying from the tips and the fruit is dried up and dead. A: Your loquat has a disease called fire blight, which is caused... Read More
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County ArboretumThursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 2:23pm
It's only 4 weeks until Bubbles & Blooms: June 20th 6-9pm
Many flowers are in bloom right now and the gardens are looking quite delightful. Another sponsor of the event is Gardens by Design, owned by Carolyn Thomas. Many thanks to Carolyn, also a regular volunteer here, for her contributions to make our annual color so beautiful.
New Hanover County Arboretum
New Hanover County Arboretum shared a post.Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 9:07am
All New Hanover County Government, NC offices, including the New Hanover County Public Library, will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The New Hanover County Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear Museum, and the county’s landfill will all be open to the public. The #HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste facility will be closed.
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New Hanover County Arboretum shared a post.Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 6:32pm
Grateful to be recognized. This is only the first step. Plans are in place to continue to add to the collection.

A tree's wood is also its memoir -- Hope Jahren
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