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Brunswick County lies within the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Gardening here can be a challenge for new and experienced gardeners alike, particularly on selecting plants that grow well here. 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


And for those of you that live along ponds (whether natural or stormwater), this document can help you identify plants to grow between your lawn and the water to help mitigate fertilizers and pesticide runoff. It lists plants suitable for planting along the upland bank, all the way down to the water zone.

Plants for Buffer Zones

If you need additional assistance, please contact us 910.253.2610, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Visit our Botanical Garden for more ideas about what plants will work in this coastal environment and check back with us often to stay up-to-date on the latest gardening classes in your area. The garden is open daylight hours 7 days a week.

It’s located adjacent to our office, Building N of the Government Center, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia.

Written By

Krystyna Ochota, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKrystyna OchotaConsumer Horticulture: Program Assistant and Master Gardener Coordinator Call Krystyna Email Krystyna N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center
Page Last Updated: 1 year ago
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