Guidelines for Your Visit
Guided Tours and Field Trips
Rentals & Gatherings
Map of the NHC Arboretum
Gardens Open: 8am to 5pm daily
Administration Office: Monday through Friday - 9am to noon and 1pm to 5pm
Plant Clinic: Monday through Friday - 10am to 4pm
Gift Shop: Monday through Friday - 10am to 4pm
Lloyd SingletonCounty Extension Director, Commercial HorticulturePhone: 910-798-7666
Amy MeadExtension Agent, Natural Resource (NHC-Brunswick-Pender)Phone:
Roben JarrettAdministrative Assistant / Director Secretary / 4-H LiaisonPhone: 910-798-7671
Angie PearsallProgram Assistant / Events Coordinator / Friends of the Arboretum Staff LiaisonPhone: 910-798-7670
- Is the Arboretum free to visit, and if not what is the cost and where do I buy tickets?
The Arboretum is free to visit and a ticket is not normally required. Occasionally, the Arboretum may have a ticketed special event and ticket information can be found on the event page, or on the Arboretum homepage under Events.
- Can I take my wedding / engagement / family / prom photos at the Arboretum?
Yes, we’d love to help you celebrate your special occasion! During regular business hours, there is no fee to use the gardens for your session. A photography permit is not required unless for a commercial shoot. If you, or your photographer, wish to have access to the property after hours there is a fee and a request should be submitted via the online form.
- Is the Arboretum accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes! There are a number of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities. Benches are located throughout the gardens for any of our guests who would like a place to sit and rest and the majority of the paths are paved or compact gravel and suitable for wheelchairs or walkers.