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Mission Statement

The Friends of the Arboretum supports sustainability efforts and programs affiliated with the NC Cooperative Extension and Arboretum through both memberships and fundraising.



Love gardening? Love the New Hanover County Arboretum? Join us if you are interested in supporting this wonderful place. LEARN MORE


There are many different ways to volunteer with the Friends of the Arboretum. LEARN MORE


Make a donation to help with costs, maintenance and other expenses. LEARN MORE


The Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum (i.e. The Friends) is a non-profit, 501 c (3) fund raising organization whose purpose is to provide financial support to the New Hanover County Arboretum for the maintenance of its gardens and their improvement. Come grow with us! Friends of the Arboretum will help assure the Arboretum’s continuing development and preservation. Contributions from the Friends will be used for construction of new facilities and purchase of plant materials for the maintenance of existing gardens, as well as upgrades to the gardens.

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The New Hanover County Arboretum is a beautiful place to explore native plants, have a picnic, or take a relaxing walk. Children and adults alike will delite in the gardens, koi pond, picnic area and so much more!

Listen in to some of the reasons visitors love the New Hanover County Arboretum. (Click play button to start the video).

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Make a planned giving donation to                Gardens:  8 AM - 5 PM                               Phone:  (910) 798-7670   

support the mission of the New    Admin:  9 AM - 5 PM    Mailing Address:

Hanover County Cooperative    Plant Clinic:  10 AM - 4 PM    6206 Oleander Dr.

Extension and Arboretum.    Gift Shop:  10 AM - 4 PM    Wilmington, NC 28403           

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Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Located at 6206 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403

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