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

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

Operating as usual

Summer is not the best time to move plants. We would suggest waiting until it is cooler. However if you can't wait, sign...
06/01/2022

Summer is not the best time to move plants. We would suggest waiting until it is cooler. However if you can't wait, sign up for this info session to learn how it can be done successfully.

"Transplanting in Hot Weather"
Douglas Ruhren, Gardens Manager
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – 3:00 pm–3:30 pm via https://jcra.ncsu.edu/midweek/
Transplanting is usually done in cooler months, but it can be done successfully in hotter months as well. Learn how to successfully transplant plants that need moving during the hottest months in this week's midweek program with Doug as our guide.

Visiting the gardens today? The Contemplation Garden honors all 5 branches of the military, and has pavers installed rem...
05/30/2022

Visiting the gardens today? The Contemplation Garden honors all 5 branches of the military, and has pavers installed remembering those who have served and who have given their lives for their country.

This Memorial Day, we remember the brave men and women who dedicated their lives in service to our country. We are forever grateful.

Photos from Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum's post
05/29/2022

Photos from Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum's post

Timeline photos
05/28/2022

Timeline photos

There is nothing like a cookout during #MemorialDay Weekend. However how quickly should you be handling your leftovers? Well, it depends on how hot it is outside. #FoodSafety #Cookout #BBQ #Grilling #SmokingMeat

Photos from Plastic Ocean Project's post
05/27/2022

Photos from Plastic Ocean Project's post

There are many reasons to visit the Arboretum (gardens, plant clinic, gift shop, ability garden plant sales, & special e...
05/27/2022

There are many reasons to visit the Arboretum (gardens, plant clinic, gift shop, ability garden plant sales, & special events). We encourage you to visit often. Daily garden hours are 8am-5pm (including Memorial Day).

Blooming now Gladiolus

Photo Courtesy: Kevin Cassel (Grounds Maintenance Supervisor)

Inspiring: Creative: Beautiful - and this young lady is still in elementary school! 'Fash'n Trash'n Show'
05/26/2022

Inspiring: Creative: Beautiful - and this young lady is still in elementary school! 'Fash'n Trash'n Show'

Paella Fusion is cooking dinner tonight. And it smells so good! Fashion Show will be starting in a few minutes and runs ...
05/26/2022

Paella Fusion is cooking dinner tonight. And it smells so good! Fashion Show will be starting in a few minutes and runs through 7.30pm. Pomona Shrub Company is here too. Come join us. Tickets are still available to purchase online for just $5.
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMzNDQ5

Timeline photos
05/26/2022

Timeline photos

📅 REMINDER: County offices, libraries, Senior Resource Center, clinics, Household Hazardous Waste facility and Hazwagon will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

The following will be open:
🌷 Airlie Gardens
🌻 Arboretum (grounds only)
⚛️ Cape Fear Museum
🌳 County Parks
♻️ Landfill

OreganoA perennial herbVibrant flowers Easy to care forBlooming now.
05/24/2022

Oregano
A perennial herb
Vibrant flowers
Easy to care for
Blooming now.

Isaac Bear Early College High School's Trash’n Fash’n Show at the Arboretum this Thursday night. 5:30 to 7:30pm. Weather...
05/24/2022

Isaac Bear Early College High School's Trash’n Fash’n Show at the Arboretum this Thursday night. 5:30 to 7:30pm. Weather is going to be amazing: gardens are beautiful:TICKETS ARE ONLY $5. Let's support our youth! https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMzNDQ5
Watch the models strut the catwalk - listen to Hayden Laeknir Music -purchase Pomona Shrubs mocktails - and enjoy paella made by Paella Fusion. 

We need your support. High school students will be modeling recycled fashion this week at the Arboretum. If you have bee...
05/23/2022
Fast Fashion Is Hot Garbage | Climate Town

We need your support. High school students will be modeling recycled fashion this week at the Arboretum. If you have been wanting to visit the Arboretum after 5pm this is your chance. Buy a $5 ticket and bring a blanket or chair. We have dinner covered too. Paella Fusion will be on site with 2 mouthwatering paella options for purchase: meat and vegan. Date night anyone?

Trash’n Fash’n Show!
Thursday 5/26 from 5:30-7:30!

Get your ticket here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMzNDQ5

My other shirt is a truck!Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ClimateTownsUbScRiBe FoR mOrE ViDeOs: https://www.youtube.com/c/climatetown?sub_confirmation=1Cont...

05/20/2022
Visit Heal our Waterways at Tidal Creek Co-op tomorrow for a chance to win a rain barrel!
05/13/2022

Visit Heal our Waterways at Tidal Creek Co-op tomorrow for a chance to win a rain barrel!

We’ll be at @thewilmingtonfarmersmarket tomorrow from 8AM - 1PM! 🍓🥬🥖🪴 If you come talk about stormwater solutions with us, you could win a rain barrel just like Chanda did!

Hope to see you there (in front of Tidal Creek Co-op), rain or shine. And congratulations to Chanda - we hope you enjoy your new rain barrel! 🎉

Join us!
05/12/2022

Join us!

We need a few more artistic souls to enter repurposed fashion in our show. Not your thing? Join us May 26th at the N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum from 5:30-7:30. Tickets are just $5 and it supports efforts by Isaac Bear students. There will be food and beverages available to purchase and music by Hayden Laeknir Music!

Check it out here: https://www.plasticoceanproject.org/trashn-fashn-show.html

Come learn the beautiful art of natural bundle dyeing in the beautiful gardens at the New Hanover Arboretum Sunday, May ...
05/12/2022

Come learn the beautiful art of natural bundle dyeing in the beautiful gardens at the New Hanover Arboretum Sunday, May 22nd from 10am-1pm! 💐🎨✨
Registration Required.

Wondering how to recycle those old floral arrangements? Learn how to extract color from plant matter, locally forged flowers, cochineal bugs, and more. 🌷🦋You’d be amazed at the colors attained by using plants! If you have ever been curious about natural dyes, then bundle dyeing is a great introduction. Bundle dyeing is easy, sustainable, non-toxic and fun!

https://www.craftedoutpost.com/collections/workshops/products/10-17-adult-craft-camp-yoga-botanical-bundle-dyeing

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension & New Hanover County Arboretum is honored to receive a Lower Cape Fear Stewards...
05/12/2022
Stewardship Development Coalition presents awards | Coastal Review

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension & New Hanover County Arboretum is honored to receive a Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition 'Outstanding Recognition' Award for the installation of rain gardens, swales, rainwater cisterns, native vegetative infiltration and educational signage in the stormwater infiltration zone on site.

The nonprofit Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition presented awards for projects in the region that demonstrated a unique approach to design and construction.

05/11/2022

Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of therapeutic horticulture?

We're excited to again offer our popular Online Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture course, a collaboration with the NC State Extension Gardener Program, from May 23 to July 3, 2022.

In this six-week, self-paced, online course, you'll learn how therapeutic horticulture supports human health and wellness, including physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social needs. The course structure promotes vibrant engagement through discussion threads and assignment feedback.

Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3sq18Ru

Want to support pollinators in your own backyard? NC Coastal Land Trust is giving away free pollinator garden kits!
05/10/2022

Want to support pollinators in your own backyard? NC Coastal Land Trust is giving away free pollinator garden kits!

EDIT: kits are "sold" out!

We have free DIY pollinator garden kits available for you or your classroom! Reserve yours today and select your pick up time at the office for either May 19th or 20th: https://coastallandtrust.org/event/gardenkit/ 🌱

📸Amy Mead #pollinatorgarden #pollination #diygarden #gardenkit #nativeplants #ncnativeplants #nativeplantgarden #nccoast #americorpsnc

Can you help?Mary Bridgers Park is located at 1925 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28405
05/10/2022

Can you help?
Mary Bridgers Park is located at 1925 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28405

Bee balm (Monarda didyma Fireball) in bloom at the Pine Valley Library.
05/06/2022

Bee balm (Monarda didyma Fireball) in bloom at the Pine Valley Library.

Don't delay - register today!
05/05/2022

Don't delay - register today!

Asters are one of my favorite fall flowering plants and I was thrilled to see that there were 3 differnt varieties avail...
05/02/2022
NC Native Plant Pick: Asters

Asters are one of my favorite fall flowering plants and I was thrilled to see that there were 3 differnt varieties available at the Master Gardener Plant Sale.

This video is part of the “Native Plant Pick: North Carolina” series, which features native plants ideal for coastal landscapes. The videos highlight each pl...

The Plant Clinc will be closed tomorrow (Friday 4/29).  The Master Gardeners will all be working the plant sale. We hope...
04/28/2022

The Plant Clinc will be closed tomorrow (Friday 4/29). The Master Gardeners will all be working the plant sale. We hope to see you all at the sale!

Shrubs, Japanese Maples, Vines, Natives, Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Veggies. We have it all! Sale starts tomorrow at no...
04/26/2022

Shrubs, Japanese Maples, Vines, Natives, Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, Veggies. We have it all!
Sale starts tomorrow at noon for Friends of the Arboretum and is open to the public starting Thursday morning at 10am.

Congrats Sheila Lightburn - you have won the last $10 plant sale gift certificate. The certificate can be picked up during the plant sale from the admin office. Office hours are 9am-noon and 1pm-5pm Wednesday - Friday.

Are you ready to shop? The sale starts this Wednesday, April 27th from noon-4pm for Friends of the Arboretum. Not a Frie...
04/25/2022
NHC Arboretum Master Gardener Plant Sale 3 24 22 Biz Break

Are you ready to shop? The sale starts this Wednesday, April 27th from noon-4pm for Friends of the Arboretum. Not a Friend - memberships can be purchased at the gate. The general public have 4 days to shop the sale starting on Thursday at 10am through Sunday 4pm. For exact times and the plant list visit arboretum.nhcgov.com.

2022 Wilmington Earth Day festival returns to the outdoors - WWAYTV3
04/22/2022
2022 Wilmington Earth Day festival returns to the outdoors - WWAYTV3

2022 Wilmington Earth Day festival returns to the outdoors - WWAYTV3

(Photo: MGN)WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Earth Day Alliance will host the annual Wilmington Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23, from noon to 6:00 p.m. in Long Leaf Park. The community is invited to the free, fun-filled afternoon of live music, good food and environmental information an...

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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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