Brunswick County Newcomers Packet 

The Brunswick County  Newcomers Packet has just been refreshed and provides our residents with a wealth of information about plants that we suggest for our Zone 8A. It is a comprehensive resource for those new to gardening –it is meant to serve as a starting point as you select plants that will grow and thrive in our coastal environment. In this packet, you will find a wide variety of selections—from annuals and perennials, to large trees, to native plants—from which to choose.

The Brunswick County Extension Horticulture Staff and the Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are here for you, to help make the transition to gardening in a subtropical environment a little easier. We provide non-biased, research-based information to help improve the lives (and gardens) of our residents.

2018 Newcomers Packet here

Extension Master Gardener Volunteers…Do you need to enter your volunteer hours or sign up for the Info Line?  Visit the NCSU website here.

Visit the NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association to read the latest newsletter, get information on purchasing the NC Extension Master Gardener license plates and more.  Latest edition here.

plant sale sign

The Spring 2020 Plant Sale will be held on April 30 and May 2.

(May 1st will be reserved for re-stocking plants)

Information on this sale can be found on


Integrated Pest Management

Traditional pest control involves the routine application of pesticides. IPM, in contrast focuses on pest prevention and using pesticides only as needed. IPM programs take advantage of all appropriate pest management strategies, including the judicious use of pesticides. Read more here.


Extension Gardener

Read the latest edition of the Extension Gardener.

Have you subscribed to the Extension Gardener quarterly newsletter?  Link here to subscribe.

Interested in learning about ‘Butterfly Puddles’?

Watch this quick video here.

ncnps_logoOur mission is to promote the enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina’s native plants and their habitats through education, protection, propagation, and advocacy. Check out the website to learn of speakers, plant ID, and native plant events.  Read more about Natives using our links here.

Pollinator garden challenge

The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge (MPGC) is a nationwide call to action to preserve and create gardens and landscapes that help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across America.Register your garden through the Pollinator Partnership and be added to the map in support of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. 


 Begin planning your garden with the Basics of Butterfly Gardening, from the North American Butterfly Association. Learn which native plants are suitable for butterfly gardens in your location, with Regional Butterfly Garden Guides.