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New Hanover County Arboretum

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Address: 6206 Oleander Dr., Midtown, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910-798-7660

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Better than Airlie

Small, quaint gardens with nice variety. Arboretum is not that large but in my opinion has a better variety of flowers and plants than Airlie Gardens does. I did not have to pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Wilmington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Small, quaint gardens with nice variety. Arboretum is not that large but in my opinion has a better variety of flowers and plants than Airlie Gardens does. I did not have to pay, which was a nice bonus. When my wife and I would get bored we would stop by for awhile to enjoy the flowers.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Much like Airlie Gardens but on a smaller, more intimate scale. Beautiful flora in a relaxed environment.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a wonderful free arboretum. You can stroll through the various areas and even bring a picnic lunch. Area for the kids too.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you want a pleasant break away from the noise & bustle of the city, bring your stale bread and the kiddies and enjoy a little piece of paradise. The arboretum is beautifully maintained, and the Koi are forever grateful for your contributions to their lunch. Their is a precious little children's house that our littles have dubbed "the fairy... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visit this place whenever we are in the area. It is small and compact, but has a large variety of plantings and exhibits. a little disappointed they took out the conifers, but I'm sure they have something new going into that space. The best part, its free, and is a great place to stop, feed the fish in the... More 

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Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
89 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This garden is small but worth the short visit especially since there is no admission charge. At the time wee were there, they were getting ready for a plant sale. It is right around the corner from Airlie Gardens.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great little garden that offers all kinds of gardening tips and looks like a nice place to walk around with children as well.

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Southport, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This place is absolutely heaven on earth! The range of plants and flora they have here is phenomenal! Any age will love it!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I cannot think of a better place to walk around looking at plants, trees, flowers, etc.....and if you have any questions....they will help! great plant/tree/herb sales!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love the delights of the garden at our local Aboretum…….it is a great place to plan a surprise romantic picnic or just go refresh your soul! If you love gardening you should stop in for sure!

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