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New Hanover County Arboretum

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A strong resource for the community

I've been at the Arboretum for their fall plant sale, and a Camellia sale. Both were very good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
Beautiful grounds!

Went on a date here, and fell in love with the Japanese Garden. It was beautiful and peaceful. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6206 Oleander Dr, Midtown, Wilmington, NC 28403-3534
+1 910-798-7660
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been at the Arboretum for their fall plant sale, and a Camellia sale. Both were very good, with knowledgable, professional, and personable staff. It's in a good location on Oleander , easy to park, and good selection of things to buy.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a date here, and fell in love with the Japanese Garden. It was beautiful and peaceful. We loved walking around and seeing the little streams and zen gardens. It was a little smaller than I expected, but it was definitely worth the trip....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nadineoblad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the arboretum in January when the weather wasn’t very warm! Despite that, the area is absolutely amazing! Very family friendly with tons of play areas for children. There is a large pond in the middle of the park with active koi fish! There...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hallilovessushi
Reviewed 13 February 2019

My toddlers love this place. They have a playhouse for kids, Japanese house and gardens to explore. Bring 25 cents and your kids can feed the fish in the pond. I had my bridal portraits taken here years ago if that tells you how beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carolinagirl103
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Flowers are beautiful and there’s a bunch of educational signs and pamphlets for kids. Also a rock garden and a Japanese tea house. Even a koi pond with many beautiful fish of all different colors!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pete4447
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Very peaceful to walk around the paths and over colorful bridges and listening to the waterfalls is a plus. Walked around with my leashed dog and took some nice pics. Will definitely make another visit in spring to see the flowers and herbs in bloom.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank betsyh808
Reviewed 19 December 2018

I love the New Hanover Arboretum as a location for photographs. I am a photographer, so I appreciate the fact that it is free to visit the Arboretum and you can tell that the people who tend to the flowers and grounds truly care about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Such a neat little place to visit!! We loved it! Also, loved that one of the scenes from Dawson's Creek was filmed here!! Best part, it was FREE!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 538kristih
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Just a wonderful place to go and relax in their beautiful gardens. It is free contributions are always excepted, they have wonderfully helpful gardening classes and support local programs

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Justkeepgoen
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Great for a break from life! Beautiful gardens. Friendly staff. Pet friendly on a leash. Plenty of places to sit and just relax.

Date of experience: September 2018
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