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New Hanover County Arboretum

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I visited the arboretum in January when the weather wasn’t very warm! Despite that, the area is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kid friendly, peaceful and quiet

My toddlers love this place. They have a playhouse for kids, Japanese house and gardens to explore... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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“koi pond”(22 reviews)
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6206 Oleander Dr, Midtown, Wilmington, NC 28403-3534
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Reviewed 3 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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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 18 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 26 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 21 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
1  Thank Angela G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is one of those places you can go anytime of Year and have a wonderful time. They have a huge beautiful Koi pond with great metal artwork, they have an ability Garden where you can buy plants that help make your yard beautiful, and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank May H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A great place to go to walk around and look at the beautiful tree, flowers, etc. Also a great place to have a child's party or picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Leila A
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