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A family-friendly attraction, New Hanover County Arboretum includes a kids play area, koi pond, and flower gardens. A peaceful retreat on the outskirts of downtown, this green place features foliage and greenery that changes with every season, so each visit is a brand new experience of native plants. You'll find over 30 distinct gardens there, with many sculptures scattered around, works by noted local artists. Plan to visit New Hanover County Arboretum during your Wilmington vacation using our convenient Wilmington visit planner.
New Hanover County Arboretum reviews
We considered this more a botanical garden than an arboretum. The gardens, sculptures an entire area was well thought out and absolutely gorgeous. Parking lot with free parking. The Japanese Garden... more »
A Beautiful Park - a place to visit to learn more about trees, bushes and flowers that are indigenous to the area. more »
I absolutely love this place! I've been to Wilmington many times and I always think about a visit to the garden. It's well maintained, creatively set up and a great photo spot. There's a nice pond for doing reflections of the sculptures and plants nearby, even a little waterfall! There's a great kid's play area, and lots of Adirondack chairs for taking a rest. The gift shop has lots of nice goodies - I'm wearing the bee t-shirt I bought there right now! I'm not sure if the day I visited was a special volunteer day, but there were more volunteers working than visitors while I was there. If you love a nice garden, don't skip this one!
Beautiful for a walk, free, and a wonderful learning experience. The beautiful surroundings helpbring a sense of serenity. There is a Japanese tea House & garden does a nice place to sit and relax outside of the sun on a warm day. And the Rose garden is beautiful during the spring when the roses are in full bloom. and I love going during the fall so I can see all the different foods that they're going to harvest that they donate to local shelters!
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