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New Hanover County Arboretum

New Hanover County Arboretum is a dog-friendly attraction in Wilmngton, NC. The Arboretum features a variety of plants that grow in coastal area as well as emerging trends in plant material. The arboretum has a very knowledgeable staff and many volunteers working to make the gardens beautiful and educational. Leashed pets are welcome to visit the grounds. Visit Website

Or call (910) 798-7660 or email cc_hensley@ncsu.edu for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

New Hanover County Arboretum has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Amy
    Jul. 14, 2022
    Small but nice little Garden

    Free Arboretum that allows dogs. Good for a respite from the heat. Our dog enjoyed watching the carp.

  • Melissa
    Mar. 31, 2021
    Beautiful in early Spring!

    4.5 bones: Azaleas, cherries, and more were blooming gorgeously. Gift shop closed due to COVID19. Found the cleanup bags on our way out. Nice walk around the grounds.

  • Emily
    Oct. 19, 2020

    We loved it here! Free admission to the gardens and you can bring dogs as long as they’re leashed and you pick up after them. Lots of space to walk around as well as various places to sit down and relax while enjoying the scenery. The (human) kids enjoyed feeding the koi fish and we all got a kick out of watching the dogs’ reactions.

  • Lexi
    More than a year ago

    The gardens were beautiful and my dog had fun playing peekaboo with koi fish!

  • Lorraine Corso
    More than a year ago
    Pet friendly

    I only called this morning and found out you can bring your dog there as long as you pick up after them.

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