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Parks & Gardens News
March 2019


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Join us on Sunday, March 31 from 12-5pm as the Food Truck Rodeo rolls back to Ogden Park!  This event will feature a record 31 food trucks and vendors, and Boba Funk & Friends will be there playing your favorite tunes.  The event is free to attend- just bring money to purchase your food and beverages.  The food trucks will donate a portion of their sales for the day back to the Parks Conservancy to help support New Hanover County’s parks.

The food trucks that will be attending: A & M’s Red Food Truck, Baguettaboutit, Barone Meatball Company, Caribbean Kicker, Catch the Food truck, Coastal Ice Cream, Dem Boyz BBQN, Donut Bus, Fermental, Gettin’ Sauced in the City, Gussy’s, Hot Chix Hotcakes and Chicken, Lee’s Kitchen, Las Gringas Food Truck, Mr. Cheesesteak, Mr. Mongolian, Noni Bacca Winery, Poor Piggy’s BBQ, Port City Que, PT’s Grille, Qspresso, R & B Grill and Concessions, Snowie of the Carolinas, Soulful Twist, Sweet Escape by Poblanos, Tacos Costa Grande, Tasty Tees, The Little Chef Food Truck & Catering Co, Urban Street Eats, and Wingskis

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Trash Mob

We need YOUR help!  The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County is looking for individuals and groups to join the TRASH MOB on Saturday, March 9th from 9-11am and help us clean up litter left behind by Hurricane Florence.  We will provide all the supplies- safety vests, gloves, bags and trash pickers.  All you have to do is help pick up trash.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age, and can sign up as an individual or group.  Please RSVP to jorich@nhcgov.com or (910) 798-7629 by Wednesday, March 6th to participate.  Once we receive all the RSVP’s, we will divide volunteers into teams and notify everyone of their locations.


Big Bloomin' Orchid Day

The Cape Fear Orchid Society presents Big Bloomin' Orchid Day at the New Hanover County Arboretum on March 2nd from 9am-1pm featuring guest speakers, a raffle, and free orchid to take home. Attendees will be treated to a continental breakfast and refreshments while learning about orchids and how to care for them. Orchids and supplies will be available for purchase at the event. Click here to purchase tickets!


Discovering Airlie:  The Volunteer Experience

Are you interested in becoming an Airlie Gardens' volunteer?  Join us for a full-day experience on March 20th from 8:30am-3pm in which you will blossom with the knowledge of Airlie's History, Ecology, Current Events, and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer!

Registration is required! Click here to register. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

Events Calendar

3/2: 9-1 pm

Bloomin' Orchid Day


$25 for nonmembers


3/3: 9-5 pm

NHC Residents Free Day

Airlie Gardens

(last admission is 4:30 pm)


3/13: 8-9:30 am

Bird Hike

Airlie Gardens


3/16: 9-12 pm

Plant Sale



3/16: 10 am

Bee Bonanza DIY Native Bee House - SOLD OUT

Airlie Gardens


3/20: 8:30 am-3 pm

Discovering Airlie- The Volunteer Experience

Airlie Gardens


3/31: 12-5 pm

Food Truck Rodeo

Ogden Park

Save the Date

Coastal Fitness Challenge
April 13th- 9 am-12 pm

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Airlie Gardens - Spring Hours

Open Monday-Sunday
Last admission is 4:30pm

Check out the online calendar for the Tram Schedule or call (910) 798-7700.

Volunteer Opportunities

March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th:  9-12 pm
Airlie Gardens


March 9th:  9-11 am
Trash Mob

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629

New Hanover County
Parks & Gardens

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone


Click here for Online Picnic Shelter Reservations

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