Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is under a Tropical Storm Warning. Visit for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions are closed Friday but will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.

Hours & Location

6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

The Administrative Offices at the Arboretum will be closed Friday, April 15 in observance of the Easter holiday. Gardens will be open normal hours.

Garden hours during annual Master Gardener Plant Sale:
Wednesday, April 27 – pre-sale for Friends of the NHC Arboretum – noon until 4 pm; gardens closed at 4 pm
Thursday thru Saturday, April 28-30 – OPENS at 10 am, closes at 6pm
Sunday, May 1 – OPENS at Noon; closes at 4 pm

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 noon & 1 pm – 5 pm  910 798-7660

Plant Clinic Hours & Gift Shop Hours:                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  910 798-7680

Garden Hours
The gardens are open each day from 8 am until 5 pm.  See below for possible garden closings.

Gardens CLOSED or TICKETED Events 

None at this time.

Free to the public.  Check closing and ticketed event information above for exceptions.

Small groups are welcome for short visits or field trips, at no charge, but please call ahead to register and check availability of the gardens.

Garden Map

Click here to view a printable detailed map of the Arboretum.  This map is also available on the garden grounds and at the Cooperative Extension Office.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS:  Due to activities and planned events in the gardens, please contact Angie Pearsall @ 910 798-7660 to ensure availability of the gardens for photo shoots. Also contact Tim Buckland at NHC Govt to obtain a permit, if required.

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