Bubbles and Blooms

Come celebrate the summer season by relaxing with family and friends.  You will be surrounded by the sweet scent of flowers in beautiful blooming gardens and the atmosphere filled with iridescent, floating bubbles gently filling up the sky!

It will be a magical evening, and we hope you can come spend some time with us here at the Arboretum!

Date: TBD

Time:  6-9 pm

Location:  6206 Oleander Drive (New Hanover County Arboretum)

Stay tuned for details on the third annual event to be held in 2020.

Art in the Arboretum 2020

Plan to attend one of the largest outdoor gatherings of art and music in the area. 

The fall splendor of the gardens provides a perfect backdrop for the largest coastal outdoor art show in North Carolina. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum and the Wilmington Art Association, features local artists’ works, including paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, and other media.  You will find art throughout the gardens and the gallery.

Date: TBD

Time:  10am - 4pm

Location:  6206 Oleander Drive (New Hanover County Arboretum)

Weddings & Receptions

Arboretum: A Unique Setting for Your Wedding or Reception

 Where Your Love Will Grow: The Arboretum as Your Wedding and Reception Venue

Choosing The Arboretum gardens as the space to commemorate the first day of the rest of your lives together has never been easier. Seven acres of enchanting gardens and beautiful scenery makes for one of the most picturesque wedding, reception locations and  in Wilmington. With almost 20 different gardens to choose from, each with their own personality and ambiance, the options for your ceremony or reception location are endless. The Arboretum offers ample lawn space for bigger weddings, as well as modest and intimate nooks for private or smaller ceremonies. Additionally, The Arboretum can easily accommodate pre-ceremony cocktail parties and post-ceremony receptions as well as a different space for the ceremony itself!




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

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


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