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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.



You met that special someone,

fell in love,

now say "I do" 

at the romantic New Hanover County Arboretum.

It is the perfect venue for an intimate garden wedding now in full bloom.  We can follow the state's health guidelines while still providing a breathtakingly beautiful day.  

Have your wedding in Wilmington's real hidden jewel!!!!


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