New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum

New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum

New Hanover County NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum

Contact Address 6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

Hours of Operation Garden Hours: Dawn to Dusk 
Phone (910) 798-7666

About the Garden
The Arboretum encompasses seven acres of gardens and plantings dedicated to demonstrating the best plant species for southeastern North Carolina landscapes, proper horticultural techniques, aesthetic design, environmental stewardship, and research. It is a dynamic place, constantly changing to meet the educational needs of residents and green industry professionals, and to provide cutting-edge leadership in plant selection and use for this region. The New Hanover County Arboretum is a wonderful community project supported by state and county government, local garden clubs, and dedicated volunteers.

The Arboretum has many special features, including the Camellia Garden, a Japanese Garden with a tea house and winding stream, a magical Children's Garden with a miniature cottage, a sweeping perennial border surrounding one of the largest water gardens in North Carolina, a Rose Garden that fills the Arboretum with color and scent for months each year, and an herb garden that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. There is also a colorful picnic area and a vibrant tropical garden with hardy palms.

About the Camellia Collection
Total number of camellia plants: 150 - approximately
Number of distinct camellia cultivars or species: 127

The gardens are family friend with whimsical sculptures

Camellia Sculpture TCC just donated to the Arboretum in honor of our 70th Annual ACS show

And other beautiful things to see as well

'Carter's Sunburst'


'Ed Powers'

'Marie Bracey'