N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum

N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum Events Calendar: http://newhanover.ces.ncsu.edu/events/
http://arboretum.nhcgov.com/about-us/calendar/ Gardens open daily from 8am-5pm and no admission fee.

Admin office open weekdays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. The Plant Clinic and Gift Shop are open 10am-4pm on weekdays. The Arboretum is a unique, 7-acre garden 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

Admin office open weekdays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm. The Plant Clinic and Gift Shop are open 10am-4pm on weekdays. The Arboretum is a unique, 7-acre garden 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

Operating as usual

The Arboretum facilities, including grounds, will be closed from 5pm today. Reopening noon on Sunday (weather permitting...
01/20/2022

The Arboretum facilities, including grounds, will be closed from 5pm today. Reopening noon on Sunday (weather permitting).

Majestic flowering apricot - Prunus mume - blooms in the depth of winter.
01/20/2022

Majestic flowering apricot - Prunus mume - blooms in the depth of winter.

Majestic flowering apricot - Prunus mume - blooms in the depth of winter.

Timeline Photos
01/19/2022

Timeline Photos

Trying to meet your New Year's exercise goals? Try gardening! Green exercise improves the body and mind for gardeners of all ages. Extension specialist Lucy Bradley shares more information.

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Open to all youth ages 13-18 in the NHC, Brunswick and Pender counties. To participate, you must be enrolled in 4-H. Enr...
01/19/2022

Open to all youth ages 13-18 in the NHC, Brunswick and Pender counties.

To participate, you must be enrolled in 4-H. Enroll in 4-H at https://v2.4HOnline.com Set up your family profile and then complete the enrollment process for your teen.

The Southeast District 4-H Teen Council Officers are excited to host this year’s “Winter Fling” event at The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for 4-H Teens ages 13-18.

This is an opportunity for 4-H teens to come together to meet their peers from across the Southeast District (NC Extension Districts) to learn leadership skills, community service opportunities, and to meet new friends. After the sessions, teens will tour the sea turtle hospital and learn more about the process.

To participate, you must be enrolled in 4-H. To enroll in 4-H at https://v2.4HOnline.com Set up your family profile and then complete the enrollment process for your teen.

Cost to attend is $20/person. Includes admission and lunch.

Contact Mr. J. Scott Enroughty, New Hanover County 4-H Agent at [email protected] or 910-798-7669 for more information about the event and how to enroll in 4HOnline 2.0

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Although our offices, plant clinic and gift shop will be closed the gardens will remain open from 8am-5pm for your enjoy...
01/14/2022

Although our offices, plant clinic and gift shop will be closed the gardens will remain open from 8am-5pm for your enjoyment.

New Hanover County offices, public libraries, Senior Resource Center and vaccine clinics will be closed Monday, January 17 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Tu BiShvat — The New Year for trees
01/14/2022
Tu BiShvat — The New Year for trees

Tu BiShvat — The New Year for trees

To celebrate, Tu BiShvat in Wilmington, the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees will be holding a ceremonial planting of trees on Jan. 19 at Wallace Park.

Informational meeting 6pm tomorrow at the Arboretum.We look forward to seeing you!
01/12/2022

Informational meeting 6pm tomorrow at the Arboretum.
We look forward to seeing you!

Informational meeting 6pm tomorrow at the Arboretum.
We look forward to seeing you!

01/10/2022

Out of an abundance of caution for community safety, the TreeFest planning committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the event, previously scheduled for January 14-15. A new date will be announced soon. Read more: bit.ly/3qbhtZC

Spread the word. Open to all NHC students in 5th-8th grades.
01/06/2022

Spread the word. Open to all NHC students in 5th-8th grades.

Do you like science and the environment? Join our 4-H Envirothon Club! This club is for anyone who lives in New Hanover County and is in Grades 5-8.

First meeting is Thursday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the NHC Extension & Arboretum. This is our first INFO SESSION about the club and the many amazing opportunities!

This new 4-H club will meet every other Thursday from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the NHC Extension & Arboretum.

Each club meeting, members will learn more about a different environmental topic, such as...wildlife, forestry, aquatic ecology, soils, and current issues to name a few.

To enroll in the 4-H Envirothon Club, go to v2.4honline.com and select New Hanover to set up your profile and to enroll.

For more information about the Envirothon 4-H Club contact Mrs. Amy Renfranz at [email protected]

Questions on how to enroll using 4HOnline 2.0, contact Mr. J. Scott Enroughty, New Hanover County 4-H Agent at [email protected]

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Register on Eventbrite: go.ncsu.edu/mim2022Free online class starts January 13th and runs for 6 weeks.
01/03/2022

Register on Eventbrite: go.ncsu.edu/mim2022
Free online class starts January 13th and runs for 6 weeks.

Start the new year off right with our virtual Med Instead of Meds program! If you are looking to improve your diet and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, these nutrition classes are for you.

Register on Eventbrite: go.ncsu.edu/mim2022

12/31/2021

Help #KeepNHCgreen and recycle your Christmas tree! Natural trees, wreaths, and garlands can be recycled into mulch or compost to be reused in parks and gardens across the county. Drop-off your undecorated tree at Wilmington Home Depot locations or the NHC landfill through January 31!

12/30/2021

See below for New Year's holiday schedules:
🏛️ County offices, libraries, SRC & vaccine clinics:
Closed Friday, Dec 31 & Saturday, Jan 1
🌷 Airlie Gardens: Closed Jan 1
🍂 Arboretum: Grounds open
⚛️ Cape Fear Museum: Closed Jan 1
♻️ Landfill/HHW/HazWagon: Closed Jan 1

12/26/2021

Wishing you a peaceful and happy Kwanzaa this holiday season. 🕯️

Timeline Photos
12/24/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Holidays from all of us at NC State Extension!

12/22/2021

The grounds of the N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum will be open to the public during the holidays. “The gardens at the Arboretum are a great place to relax and unwind, especially during the stress of the holiday season,” said Lloyd Singleton, Director of the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension. Read more: https://bit.ly/3ecf4ar

Work off those extra calories from the holidays helping dig a depression for a new bog garden at Carolina Beach State Pa...
12/22/2021
Bog Habitat Workday - North Carolina Wildlife Federation

Work off those extra calories from the holidays helping dig a depression for a new bog garden at Carolina Beach State Park on Jan 10th 10-12pm. Tools and gloves provided or bring your own.
Registration and proof of vaccination required.

NCWF and its Island Wildlife Chapter will join volunteers, local partner Friends of Pleasure Island State Parks, and Park Range Jesse Anderson to dig a large depression in the ground where a bog garden habitat will be created. This much-anticipated addition to the Visitors Center will provide opport...

Photos from New Hanover County 4-H's post
12/20/2021

Photos from New Hanover County 4-H's post

12/20/2021

Did you buy a bag of mixed nuts for the holidays? If so, it probably has walnuts in it. Those walnuts in the bag, however, probably aren’t our native Black Walnuts (Juglans nigra). Instead, they’re English Walnuts (J. regia).

English Walnuts are native to Eurasia where they’re grown in orchards for their delicious nuts. The nuts are sweet and easy to harvest from the relatively thin, light brown shell.

Black Walnuts are native to the Eastern United States and they’re not grown in orchards. Rather, you’ll find them in woodlands and where they’ve been planted around homesteads. The trees like moist, fertile soil and sunshine. Black walnuts are expensive to purchase given that most of them are collected by hand from woodlands or yards in early autumn. They have an extremely hard black shell and it’s often time consuming to pick the nut out of the shell. Black Walnuts have a bold, slightly metallic, and Earthy flavor that’s quite different from English Walnuts. As a kid, I collected the large, green husked Black Walnuts on the farm in early autumn and then cracked them open during the winter with a nut cracker or hammer. Black Walnuts can be eaten alone or used in a variety of recipes for cookies, breads, and pies.

Have you ever harvested Black Walnuts or learned the hard way that the husks stain your hands and clothes? #walnuts #blackwalnut

Photos from Ability Garden's post
12/17/2021

Photos from Ability Garden's post

Tomorrow is the last day the gift shop is open for 2021. Gifts for the holidays, birthdays or just because---- plus gard...
12/16/2021

Tomorrow is the last day the gift shop is open for 2021. Gifts for the holidays, birthdays or just because---- plus gardening gloves and tools --- we have you covered.

Friends of the Arboretum tomorrow is also the last day to get 20% off full price merchandise. Hours are 8am-4pm.

The store will reopen after the New Year on Monday, January 3rd.

Tomorrow is the last day the gift shop is open for 2021. Gifts for the holidays, birthdays or just because---- plus gardening gloves and tools --- we have you covered.

Friends of the Arboretum tomorrow is also the last day to get 20% off full price merchandise. Hours are 8am-4pm.

The store will reopen after the New Year on Monday, January 3rd.

Looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy some holiday cheer then bring the family, or friends, to the Arboretum this Satu...
12/16/2021

Looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy some holiday cheer then bring the family, or friends, to the Arboretum this Saturday from 9am-1pm.

Stop by the Ability Garden greenhouse for a Plant Boutique  December 18th, 9 - 1, last plant sale of 2021.
12/14/2021

Stop by the Ability Garden greenhouse for a Plant Boutique December 18th, 9 - 1, last plant sale of 2021.

This makes us happy!Love that the pumpkins are being put to good use.#Recycle: #Reuse: #Repurpose
12/13/2021

This makes us happy!
Love that the pumpkins are being put to good use.
#Recycle: #Reuse: #Repurpose

This makes us happy!
Love that the pumpkins are being put to good use.
#Recycle: #Reuse: #Repurpose

Student interns will assist food councils with projects such as:Researching issues around local food and health equity w...
12/13/2021

Student interns will assist food councils with projects such as:
Researching issues around local food and health equity work
Coordinating food council meetings
Establishing/increasing social media presence
Writing educational and promotional materials
Assisting with program coordination and logistics
Researching and supporting funder/donor opportunities
Developing and maintaining community partnerships

Interns will be paid $15/hr for up to 15 hrs/wk for about 12 weeks. and must be able to commit to work at least 10 hours per week.

For more information and to apply, please visit go.ncsu.edu/fire_internship. Applications are due by noon on January 3rd, 2022.

Student interns will assist food councils with projects such as:
Researching issues around local food and health equity work
Coordinating food council meetings
Establishing/increasing social media presence
Writing educational and promotional materials
Assisting with program coordination and logistics
Researching and supporting funder/donor opportunities
Developing and maintaining community partnerships

Interns will be paid $15/hr for up to 15 hrs/wk for about 12 weeks. and must be able to commit to work at least 10 hours per week.

For more information and to apply, please visit go.ncsu.edu/fire_internship. Applications are due by noon on January 3rd, 2022.

Pumpkin Collection #2 was just as succcesful as the first round. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated, inc...
12/08/2021

Pumpkin Collection #2 was just as succcesful as the first round. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated, including Coastal Composting Council, and Wilmington Compost Company who helped make the event happen!

Pumpkin Collection #2 was just as succcesful as the first round. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated, including Coastal Composting Council, and Wilmington Compost Company who helped make the event happen!

Brunswick County Cooperative Extension is looking for a Support Specialist. Click on the link below to apply!
12/06/2021
COSS Support Specialist

Brunswick County Cooperative Extension is looking for a Support Specialist. Click on the link below to apply!

The COSS Support Specialist is a member of the staff of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE). The Support Specialist’s primary responsibility is to provide support to the Extension staff where assigned. The Support Specialist cooperates with colleagues in the NCCE and county leaders in ...

The NHC Arboretum & NC Cooperative Extension needs you.Volunteers with skills in teaching, mentoring, marketing, account...
12/06/2021
Give back to your community; serve with the Arboretum

The NHC Arboretum & NC Cooperative Extension needs you.
Volunteers with skills in teaching, mentoring, marketing, accounting, sales, publicity, and technology are needed.

3 informational sessions: Thursday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 7.
Drop in and hear how your skills can benefit the Arboretum and the community.

Retired? Looking for something to do with your free time? Volunteer opportunities are available at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

Come and get them!We will be here until 1pm for poinsettias and 4pm for the Gift Shop open house.
12/04/2021

Come and get them!
We will be here until 1pm for poinsettias and 4pm for the Gift Shop open house.

Come and get them!
We will be here until 1pm for poinsettias and 4pm for the Gift Shop open house.

Do you need a Poinsettia for the holidays? The Ability Garden will have a few 6" and 10" red/white/pink poinsettias avai...
12/03/2021

Do you need a Poinsettia for the holidays? The Ability Garden will have a few 6" and 10" red/white/pink poinsettias available for purchase between 9am and 1pm tomorrow. Visiting the gift shop open house? Stop by the greenhouse for a poinsettia. Support the Ability Garden and the Friends of the Arboretum.

Do you need a Poinsettia for the holidays? The Ability Garden will have a few 6" and 10" red/white/pink poinsettias available for purchase between 9am and 1pm tomorrow. Visiting the gift shop open house? Stop by the greenhouse for a poinsettia. Support the Ability Garden and the Friends of the Arboretum.

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6206 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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(910) 798-7660

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Gardens open daily from 8am-5pm and admission is free. The Arboretum is a unique, 7-acre park, 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!

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My butterfly bush and butterfly, this is such great weather to get out and take some pictures of our surrounding nature.
What can I do to improve the bush on the right?
New tree in the Japanese Garden, Serpentine Cherry, in bloom.
Something from today, Serpentine Cherry in bloom. To those who keep the Japanese Garden appearance at its best. Present today Deb Chappell, Ginny Criss and Meg Rawls and Margo Sharp, we all tried to practice social distance.
Super beautiful day today at the NHC Arb. For all my friends patiently waiting for spring.
Your waste survey was great, but you landfill trash by volume, not by weight. Next time, measure compacted trash.
Our newly installed rain garden is working great here at our Bradley Creek home
Thanks for hosting the Coastal Landscapes Initiative meeting today. Great partners at the tables. Great lessons in our walk through the arboretum.
Not sure if this is the correct place to go. Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a Crepe Myrtle blight going around. 4 of my 9 Crepe Myrtle trees seem to be dying for no reason. It started about 2 weeks ago and now they are almost dead. Very distressing. Not sure what to do. Do you guys have any suggestions? All of the trees are 12 years old.
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