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A Day on the Oleander Express takes place May 11

Posted May 3, 2019 at 3:06 pm

New Hanover County, NC – The Ability Garden is excited to announce the return of the Oleander Express, a fun-filled day of adventure at the New Hanover County Arboretum. The event takes place on Saturday, May 11 with two admission times at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Children will be able to ride the Shriners Choo-Choo around the gardens, participate in interactive, educational stops presented by local organizations, and receive passport stamps for visiting each activity station.

Several local organizations will be participating in this year’s event, including The Children’s Museum of Wilmington, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Halyburton Park, New Hanover County Bee Keepers Association, Cape Fear Garden Club, ACCESS of Wilmington, Master Gardener Herb and Native Plant Garden Volunteers, and more.

Tickets are $10 (children under two are free), and can be purchased online at or at the Arboretum’s main office, located at 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

All proceeds from the event go to support the programs of the Ability Garden. Ticket sells are limited due to parking, so pre-purchase is encouraged. This is a rain or shine event; in case of dangerous weather, a decision will be made on whether to proceed and posted on the Ability Garden website and Facebook Page.

Event Contact: Heather Kelejian, Director – Ability Garden, NHC Arboretum

Ability Garden
New Hanover County Arboretum
(910) 798-7660

Oleander Express

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NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum: 6206 Oleander Drive • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7660 • Fax 910-798-7678
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