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New Hanover County Arboretum

6206 Oleander Dr., Midtown, Wilmington, NC
910-798-7660
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Wilmington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The gardens are beautiful, there is a gift shop and a Plant Clinic where Master Gardeners will help you with any gardening problems that you may be experiencing. Well worth a visit. The kids will love it too.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The NHC Arboretum is a hidden treasure that is free to the public to explore. It has a wide variety of "garden rooms" that are wonderfully displayed. It showcases many plant and garden senerios that are well worth the trip!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Beautiful small gardens around a small lake. Walkable for small children. Has a children's garden, Japanese garden, vegetable garden and lots of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers.

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Richmond, Virginia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
66 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This small park is packed with beautiful flowers, water features, roses, and tea houses. This is one of our new favorite place to visit when in Wilmington. The park had wonderful walking paths and trail through very tranquil settings. Highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a fantastic place. Beautiful Japanese Gardens, as well as Roses and other flowers that flow around the green and pond full of friendly Koi fish. Adorable Once Upon A Time inspired area for children. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely come again. Well worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

In all our travels through Wilmington, this was our first stop at the Arboretum. What a beautiful spot. Lovely gardens to wander through. A delightful oasis.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well, there is a precious little playhouse in the front for kids, with all the plants around it. I thought that would be the big hit. They also have a tube drum that kids play with spatulas near the picnic tables. None of those things garnered a second request to see. The Japanese garden and the tea house were far... More 

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jacksonville NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was so cool the fish would even let you touch them! T was beautiful and had a lot if flowers, and it doesn't take much time to go through so you can do other things and it's free! The only thing I didn't like was that the gift shop is closed on saturdays

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south east u.s.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This arboretum has great special gardens, lots of plants and if you want to get an idea of what grows in Wilmington, this is the place to go. The staff is always eager to help you!

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have made a couple trips to this location since we found it several months ago. This area has beautiful plants and is a great place to take photos! My daughter loves feeding the fish in the pond and visiting the cute little kids playhouse. Be sure to walk the entire area--it is a short walk but worth it to... More 

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