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

Limited Tickets still available. If you are planning on attending - don't wait. Buy your tickets today. Tickets will not...
10/14/2021

Limited Tickets still available. If you are planning on attending - don't wait. Buy your tickets today. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

OR bring a carved pumpkin to the Arboretum on Saturday from 9am-1pm and we will give you a free ticket to attend either session!

Limited Tickets still available. If you are planning on attending - don't wait. Buy your tickets today. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

OR bring a carved pumpkin to the Arboretum on Saturday from 9am-1pm and we will give you a free ticket to attend either session!

Wondering how to handle stormwater on your property?  Join us for Water, Water, What to Do?  A Homeowner's Guide to Rain...
10/12/2021
Water, Water, What to Do? a Homeowner's Guide to Rain Gardens

Wondering how to handle stormwater on your property? Join us for Water, Water, What to Do? A Homeowner's Guide to Rain Gardens on Saturday, October 23rd from 1-3pm. You'll learn the benefits of rain gardens as well as how to site, design, and landscape your rain garden with low maintenance native plants. We'll also learn how to incorporate rain barrels into our landscape and possible sources of funding for these practices on your property from NHC Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information and to register for this class, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-water-what-to-do-a-homeowners-guide-to-rain-gardens-tickets-186771377217

Learn how you can build a rain garden to handle stormwater and help to protect the health of our waterways.

Art in the Arboretum Show and Sale is run in conjunction with the Wilmington Art Association and is held over 3 days. A ...
10/11/2021

Art in the Arboretum Show and Sale is run in conjunction with the Wilmington Art Association and is held over 3 days. A community highlight and a major annual fundraising event for Friends of the NHC Arboretum.

There will be a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale so whether it is woodwork, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for you or friends/family for the holidays.

Art in the Arboretum Show and Sale is run in conjunction with the Wilmington Art Association and is held over 3 days. A community highlight and a major annual fundraising event for Friends of the NHC Arboretum.

There will be a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale so whether it is woodwork, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for you or friends/family for the holidays.

Speaking of pumpkins, don't delay purchasing your tickets for 4-H Pumpkin Palooza. The event will sell out before Oct 16...
10/09/2021

Speaking of pumpkins, don't delay purchasing your tickets for 4-H Pumpkin Palooza. The event will sell out before Oct 16th. You have 2 options to attend: 4-6pm or 7-9pm. Tickets are just $6 and u2 free. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. friends-nhcarboretum.org/Pumpkin-Palooza

Did you know that spaghetti squash and butternuts are actually different species? As anyone who has opened a seed catalog or visited a pumpkin patch recently can attest, there are SO many different varieties of winter squash!

Most of those different types of squash belong to three major species:
🎃 Cucurbita pepo, which includes acorn and spaghetti squash.
🎃 Cucurbita moschata, which includes the types of butternut and crookneck squashes.
🎃 Cucurbita maxima, which includes hubbard, banana, buttercup, and Atlantic giant.

And all three of these species have members that we call pumpkins! Happy #nationalpumpkinday 🎃

Learn more about squash:https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-6078.pdf

10/07/2021
Congrats to all the artists. Art in the Arboretum will be back to an in-person event this year Friday Nov 5 through Sund...
10/06/2021

Congrats to all the artists.

Art in the Arboretum will be back to an in-person event this year
Friday Nov 5 through Sunday Nov 7th 10am-4pm

An unmissable show of gorgeous art from more than 120 artists.

Congrats to all the artists.

Art in the Arboretum will be back to an in-person event this year
Friday Nov 5 through Sunday Nov 7th 10am-4pm

An unmissable show of gorgeous art from more than 120 artists.

10/06/2021
Join us for Yoga at the Arboretum this Wednesday, October 6th from 6-7pm. These pop-up sessions are gentle, all-level yo...
10/05/2021

Join us for Yoga at the Arboretum this Wednesday, October 6th from 6-7pm. These pop-up sessions are gentle, all-level yoga suitable for first-timers and seasoned yogis. Enjoy gentle movement and meditation in the beautiful garden setting. Classes are donation based and pay what you can. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

Join us for Yoga at the Arboretum this Wednesday, October 6th from 6-7pm. These pop-up sessions are gentle, all-level yoga suitable for first-timers and seasoned yogis. Enjoy gentle movement and meditation in the beautiful garden setting. Classes are donation based and pay what you can. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

Discover how to use your iPhone to take beautiful photos with award-winning photographer, Jeff Karnes. Jeff will show yo...
10/05/2021

Discover how to use your iPhone to take beautiful photos with award-winning photographer, Jeff Karnes. Jeff will show you how to choose fascinating colorful subjects and post process right on your phone to create one of a kind images. You will learn how to edit your photo with the Photoshop Express app (free) on your iphone to create amazing images that can be used for many things such as screen savers or art work that can be hung on your wall. Photoshop express is a free full editing suite allowing you to do everything from small adjustments to complete makeovers. Class is from 7:30 am to 9 am (1.5 hours) Saturday Oct 16th at the arboretum.

$65 for members and $85 for non members.
Sign up at: https://thefriends.wildapricot.org/event-4497301

Discover how to use your iPhone to take beautiful photos with award-winning photographer, Jeff Karnes. Jeff will show you how to choose fascinating colorful subjects and post process right on your phone to create one of a kind images. You will learn how to edit your photo with the Photoshop Express app (free) on your iphone to create amazing images that can be used for many things such as screen savers or art work that can be hung on your wall. Photoshop express is a free full editing suite allowing you to do everything from small adjustments to complete makeovers. Class is from 7:30 am to 9 am (1.5 hours) Saturday Oct 16th at the arboretum.

$65 for members and $85 for non members.
Sign up at: https://thefriends.wildapricot.org/event-4497301

Chicken Behavior: Indicators of Illness
10/05/2021
Chicken Behavior: Indicators of Illness

Chicken Behavior: Indicators of Illness

Many home, community, and school gardeners enjoy the benefits of chickens. Chickens are great pets, living lawn ornaments, pest and w**d managers, as well as producers of fertilizer and eggs! This new publication from The University of Maryland helps you understand what is normal, and what is an ind...

Today, from 1 pm - 7pm, the Friends of the Arboretum are hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.Bring friends, br...
10/03/2021

Today, from 1 pm - 7pm, the Friends of the Arboretum are hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

Bring friends, bring family and tell others! Dance, feast and share in the fun. The event is free and open to all. See you there!

Photo credit: Fernando Ordonez

Today, from 1 pm - 7pm, the Friends of the Arboretum are hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

Bring friends, bring family and tell others! Dance, feast and share in the fun. The event is free and open to all. See you there!

Photo credit: Fernando Ordonez

food for thought
10/02/2021

food for thought

"This site is Atlanta's first Community Urban Food Forest, as well as a new model for a City of Atlanta park. The food forest will produce a wide variety of fresh, flavorful, and healthy nuts, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms, which will become available for public consumption. Located in an area identified as a food desert, the site was a working farm as recently as 2000. Neighbors still talk about the land’s former owners, Ruby and Willie Morgan, who left excess produce from their farm on fence posts for neighbors to claim and enjoy."

Link: https://www.aglanta.org/urban-food-forest-at-browns-mill-1

Join the fun this Sunday. Music, games, vendors, and food trucks. Oh, and no gate fee - it's FREE!
10/01/2021
Arboretum hosts Hispanic and Latino festival Oct. 3 - WWAY TV

Join the fun this Sunday. Music, games, vendors, and food trucks. Oh, and no gate fee - it's FREE!

Visitors to the Hispanic and Latino cultural event at the New Hanover County Arboretum will enjoy food trucks, music and other entertainment, children's games, a scavenger hunt and even a pop-up Covid 19 vaccine clinic.

Support a local non profits mission while enjoying some delicious food and drink.
09/30/2021

Support a local non profits mission while enjoying some delicious food and drink.

Have you purchased a tree(s) from the Friends of the Arboretum fundraiser? Watch this video for the best practice for pl...
09/28/2021
How to Plant a Tree: The Definitive Guide to Proper Planting

Have you purchased a tree(s) from the Friends of the Arboretum fundraiser? Watch this video for the best practice for planting and having a healthy tree from Basil Camu - Leaf and Limb in Raleigh.https://youtu.be/kLwe53Vg6vo?list=TLGGjlX9rBGXesIyODA5MjAyMQ

Trees are still available until Oct 10th. Check out the catalog for new additions added this week. friends-nhcarboretum.org/Tree-Sale

Through years of experience planting trees, we have honed our proper planting technique into a science. This comprehensive video includes a step-by-step walk...

Fall events are back at the Arboretum
09/24/2021
Fall events are back at the Arboretum

Fall events are back at the Arboretum

Fall events return to the New Hanover County Arboretum beginning with Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 3.

09/23/2021
09/23/2021
The POP UP TREE SALE scheduled for this Saturday Sept 25th has been cancelled. The YMCA Triathlon route runs from Wright...
09/23/2021

The POP UP TREE SALE scheduled for this Saturday Sept 25th has been cancelled. The YMCA Triathlon route runs from Wrightsville Beach past the Arboretum, and we are concerned that there may be traffic issues. We will reschedule the sale to a later date. Stay tuned, or follow us on Facebook for updates.

The POP UP TREE SALE scheduled for this Saturday Sept 25th has been cancelled. The YMCA Triathlon route runs from Wrightsville Beach past the Arboretum, and we are concerned that there may be traffic issues. We will reschedule the sale to a later date. Stay tuned, or follow us on Facebook for updates.

***Due to possible traffic issues from the YMCA Triathlon on Saturday this event - POP UP TREE SALE - has been CANCELLED...
09/21/2021

***Due to possible traffic issues from the YMCA Triathlon on Saturday this event - POP UP TREE SALE - has been CANCELLED. If you are one of the 9 kind people that shared this post please share again so we get the word out. Thank You!***

***Due to possible traffic issues from the YMCA Triathlon on Saturday this event - POP UP TREE SALE - has been CANCELLED. If you are one of the 9 kind people that shared this post please share again so we get the word out. Thank You!***

***Cancelled due to weather***There are still spots open for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum tonight from 6:30-7:30.  Fo...
09/20/2021

***Cancelled due to weather***There are still spots open for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum tonight from 6:30-7:30. For more info and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

***Cancelled due to weather***There are still spots open for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum tonight from 6:30-7:30. For more info and to register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

Visit the Arboretum today to learn about the importance of native plants in our landscape. We have speakers in our Educa...
09/18/2021

Visit the Arboretum today to learn about the importance of native plants in our landscape. We have speakers in our Education Center, Exhibits in the garden, and tours of our native plants garden until 3 pm!

We’re setting up for the 2021 Native Plant Festival! We had an Eastern Box Turtle visit us to supervise. Morgan Freese f...
09/18/2021

We’re setting up for the 2021 Native Plant Festival! We had an Eastern Box Turtle visit us to supervise. Morgan Freese from the NC Aquarium helped to shepherd along his way. Come see us today from 10-3 for speakers and exhibitors on-site. If you are looking to buy native plants, check out the map to view vendors around the Cape Fear area: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/a4af40a9932c47e2a27b8c2efc4c808b?fbclid=IwAR2jaCKzzwB3ru-QI4BsLoxFtd2DLEM99V0NCRJbgKhL9sjQ5V1invktcJg

We’re setting up for the 2021 Native Plant Festival! We had an Eastern Box Turtle visit us to supervise. Morgan Freese from the NC Aquarium helped to shepherd along his way. Come see us today from 10-3 for speakers and exhibitors on-site. If you are looking to buy native plants, check out the map to view vendors around the Cape Fear area: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/a4af40a9932c47e2a27b8c2efc4c808b?fbclid=IwAR2jaCKzzwB3ru-QI4BsLoxFtd2DLEM99V0NCRJbgKhL9sjQ5V1invktcJg

09/17/2021

It’s important to occasionally reconnect with your “why?” - why do more, why does what I do matter?

Ours is right here. 🥰

Happy Friday, friends! We hope this Bradley Creek moment brings you some joy today. And don’t forget — we’ll be at the Native Plant Festival hosted at N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum (located in the Bradley Creek watershed!) tomorrow from 10 AM - 3 PM! Come tell us your “why?” and you just might get an extra entry into our rain barrel raffle! 😉

Win an (out)door prize at the Festival! Come find the Native Plant Society table at the Arboretum and enter your name in...
09/16/2021

Win an (out)door prize at the Festival!

Come find the Native Plant Society table at the Arboretum and enter your name in the drawing for this fine plant-themed wall clock! The drawing is at 3pm, and you need not be present to win. While you’re there, see all the helpful native landscaping information available at the table. Festival hours are 10-3 Saturday, September 18.

Win an (out)door prize at the Festival!

Come find the Native Plant Society table at the Arboretum and enter your name in the drawing for this fine plant-themed wall clock! The drawing is at 3pm, and you need not be present to win. While you’re there, see all the helpful native landscaping information available at the table. Festival hours are 10-3 Saturday, September 18.

There's still time to join the 2021 Native Plant Festival iNaturalist Bioblitz!  If you are new to iNaturalist, you can ...
09/16/2021

There's still time to join the 2021 Native Plant Festival iNaturalist Bioblitz! If you are new to iNaturalist, you can join us tonight, Thursday, September 16th from 6:30-7:30 to learn how to use this app to identify plants and animals, as well as how to participate in the Native Plant Festival BioBlitz and help us find as many native plants as we can to celebrate the Festival! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdO6oqz0jGdPj1nkRdGqrAL1nm85-_iDK

There's still time to join the 2021 Native Plant Festival iNaturalist Bioblitz! If you are new to iNaturalist, you can join us tonight, Thursday, September 16th from 6:30-7:30 to learn how to use this app to identify plants and animals, as well as how to participate in the Native Plant Festival BioBlitz and help us find as many native plants as we can to celebrate the Festival! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdO6oqz0jGdPj1nkRdGqrAL1nm85-_iDK

09/15/2021

🌱 Innovative solutions for complex issues 🌱

Working with NC State University, crews installed Floating Treatment Wetlands at Greenfield Lake to help reduce the nutrient overload and the algae blooms. The aquatic system uses vegetated floating mats to absorb the nutrients that flow into Greenfield Lake via stormwater runoff.

HOW IT WORKS --> As the plants on the Floating Wetlands grow, nutrients in the water are taken up by the plant roots and stored in the tissues. Periodic harvesting of the mature plants prevents the sequestered nutrients from re-entering the water when the plants die and decompose. Clean Water Management Trust Fund provided grant funding to purchase, install, and monitor the efficacy of the Floating Wetland and water quality.

#WatershedWednesday

Join us for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum this Monday, September 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm.  Enjoy gentle stretching and ...
09/15/2021

Join us for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum this Monday, September 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy gentle stretching and meditation in a beautiful fall garden setting. Yoga is donation based and pay what you can. To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

Join us for Full Moon Yoga at the Arboretum this Monday, September 20th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy gentle stretching and meditation in a beautiful fall garden setting. Yoga is donation based and pay what you can. To register, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-the-arboretum-tickets-144104505455?fbclid=IwAR1iJIJxS3jm9wXE3xPVXZvD88PPa8a9yk96T9gyL6ytnGXoCngjvGUnJJk

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Wilmington, NC
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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

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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.
Japanese Garden Resident