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North Carolina Arbor Day

Arbor Day is celebrated nationally on the last Friday of April, however, most states observe a state Arbor Day depending on the best times for planting trees in their state.  This year, NC Arbor Day will be celebrated on March 17.  Listed below are some things you can do to celebrate NC Arbor Day: 

  ~Plant a tree!
  ~Get outside and spend some time in nature.
  ~Give trees a clean place to grow by picking
     up litter. 
  ~Attend the following event:

Tree Giveaway at Hugh Morton Amphitheater
at Greenfield Lake

Saturday, March 4; 9am-12pm (or until trees run out)
The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees will be giving out over 300, 3-5 gallon container trees. More Info.


Tennis Clinics

Listed below are several 4-week tennis clinics taking place  this month at Echo Farms Park. The clinics are $60 for each 4-week session. Participants must be 18 years of age.

*These tennis clinics are being held by our partner- Greater Wilmington Tennis Association

3.0 Doubles Strategy
Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27 / 9-10:00am. Register here.

3.5 Doubles Strategy
Mar 6, 13, 20 & 27:  10am-11am. Register here.

Cardio Tennis
Mar 18, 25 & Apr 1, 8: 9am-10am. Register here.

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens strives to maintain and operate parks and facilities that enrich the lives of the community and promote an overall healthier lifestyle.

March Events

Mar 5
NHC Residents Free Day
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only
*Last admission is 4:30pm

Mar 8: 8-9:30am
Bird Walk
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only


Mar 15: 8-9:30am
Bird Walk
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

Mar 18: 10am-12pm
Guided History Tour
Airlie Gardens
Advance tickets only

Airlie Gardens

Open Daily: 9am-5pm
Last admission is 4:30pm

Purchase tickets in advance at AirlieGardens.org.






Trash Mob

The next Trash Mob will take place on Saturday, March 11. We will park and meet at Parkwood Park . All supplies (trash bags, safety vests, gloves & trash pickers) will be provided.  
* This event will be cancelled if it rains. *

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens Office

896 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

(910) 798-7620 phone