Pitt County Arboretum – “Gardening You Can Do”

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“Gardening You Can Do”

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The Pitt County Arboretum is located on the grounds of the Agriculture Center at 403 Government Circle, Greenville NC 27834 and is part of the Pitt County Cooperative Extension Service. Arboretum hours are from Daylight to Dark daily and free and open to the public to visit. Office hours and restrooms are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for a map to the Ag Center. For further information about the Arboretum please call (252) 902-1701.

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Increase consumer and green industry (nurseries, garden centers, and landscapers) knowledge and adoption of proper plant selection, cultural practices, and pest management practices that will maximize plant performance, economic resources, and protect the environment.

Arboretum Uses

  • Professional Certification Training (CLT, CPP, Registered Landscape Contractor)
  • Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training
  • Home Gardening Classes
  • Tours
  • Test Site

Current Plantings

Click on a section to view a listing of plants in each area!

Certified Plant Professional Herb Garden Vegetable Garden
Perennial Border Mixed Border
Fire Hydrant Garden
Container Gardens Landscape Plants for Wet Sites Butterfly Garden
Rose Garden Children’s Garden Wildflower Garden
Agricultural Center Small Fruits  Composting
Green Roof Shelter/Welcome Center Parking Lot/Island Beds  Pittosporum

Plant Trials

The Pitt County Center is working with the JC Raulston Arboretum (NC State University) and is a trial site for potential new plant releases from the arboretum. The first planting consisted of 14 Pittosporum taxa. They were planted in April 2004. Click here for a listing of these plants!

Future Plans

  • Limited Space Gardening
  • Outdoor Education Center
  • Crapemyrtle Pruning Demonstration
  • Species Collection

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