Brunswick County Newcomer’s Packet

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Gardening in Coastal North Carolina can be a challenge for new and experienced gardeners alike. The Brunswick County Newcomer’s Packet is a tool that you can use when deciding what plants will work in our zone 8A. You can download the full Newcomer’s Packet or the individual files that are listed below.





Rain Gardens

Ornamental Grasses


Deer Resistant Plants


The NC Cooperative Extension Horticulture staff and Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers are available to answer your home gardening-related questions M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit our 3-acre Botanical Garden for more ideas about what plants will work in this coastal environment and check with back with us often to stay up-to-date on the latest gardening classes in your area.