Rose Garden - NHC Arboretum



Fall 2018

Hobby Greenhouse Club

September 7 - 8, 2018

Standard Garden Show

Annual Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, September 7 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 8 - Noon - 5:00 PM

2318 Metts Drive Wilmington

This is a free, open to the public plant sale

4th Annual Native Plant Festival Celebrates Coastal Plants

September 15, 2018

Standard Garden Show

Saturday, September 15 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina

The Native Plant Alliance will host its 4th Annual Native Plant Festival

This free, family-friendly festival celebrates plants native to our Cape Fear area and
helps you learn how to incorporate them into your own garden plans.

There will be activities for adults and children, local native plant vendors, a seed swap, displays and
hourly presentations by local horticultural experts.

Singer Susan Savia will perform songs for children, and food trucks will be open for lunch.

Children will be able to make birdhouses from recycled items and learn all about birds through
Cape Fear Audubon Society’s “Discover the Wonder of Birds” interactive display.

Exhibitors will offer information on things relating to plants and pollinators, and
interactive activities for children will include a caterpillar guessing game.

Come enjoy a day in the gardens, especially the Native Plant Demonstration Garden
Individual plants are labeled, handouts explain what growing conditions suit each one, and
Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.

There’s no easier way to see what native plants you might like in your own garden!

Info: 910-547-4390 or

Ikebana International Chapter 212

THREE EVENTS - September 21 & October 25-26 & November 25, 2018

Ikebana - Spring 2018.

Annual Ikebana Exhibition

New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina

Friday, September 21 - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Origami workshop at the Arboretum
Two sessions - 9:30 AM - Noon & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Non-members Observers welcome at $5.00 cost. per session
Also, Observers can participate at an additional cost - to be determined

Thursday & Friday , October 25-26 - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Ohara Workshop at the Arboretum
Need to be a member to participate, but non-members observers are welcome at $5.00 per session
Two sessions - 9:30 AM - Noon & 1:00 P.M - 4:00 PM
Member information will be available at entrance desk.

Thursday, November 15 - 9:30 AM - Noon

Ikenobo Demonstration From 9:30 AM - Noon
Non-members Observers welcome at $5.00 cost.

New Hanover County Arboretum

October 5-7, 2018

Art in the Arboretum - 2018

Art in the Arboretum

New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina

Saturday, May 19- 9:00 AM - Noon

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. A raffle, silent auction, and performances by local musicians also will be featured. Save the date and plan to attend one of the largest outdoor gatherings of art and music in the area.

Admission is $5 at the gate and FREE for Active Military, FOA members and Children under 12.

Once again, attendees will cast their ballots for his or her favorite 2D and 3D works. Award ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, in each category, will be awarded.
Who doesn’t love to get a ribbon of honor! People’s choice balloting will be on Friday and Saturday.
This is a great opportunity not only for the artists who are participating in this lovely fall event but also for the art appreciators in attendance to have a voice.

Tidewater Camellia Club

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Art in the Arboretum - 2018

Annual Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show and Camellia Sale

New Hanover County Arboretum
6206 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina


Judged Camellia Blooms Noon - 4:00 PM

CAMELLIA PLANT SALE starts at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Camellia Education - Ask the Experts!

NEW!!! Interactive Children's Corner