“Coastal Gardens from River to Sea”

By / Local Events / الأربعاء, 25 آذار/مارس 2015 04:00

Come enjoy Southern hospitality amid the vibrant color of azaleas and spring flowers during the 62nd Annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© in the beautiful coastal community of Wilmington, North Carolina.   An official event of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, the tour is one of the longest running and most popular garden tours in the South.  The 2015 tour features 13 gardens (11 private gardens and 2 beautiful public gardens: Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Heritage Garden and historic Airlie Gardens).
The private gardens are all new to the Cape Fear Azalea Garden Tour© with a variety of styles from classic to modern and formal to whimsical,  including a published horticulturist’s delight as well as a trio of petite gardens. The variety of gardens on the tour is certain to inspire every gardener. Come celebrate the beauty of spring and enjoy the best that the Azalea Coast offers.
The tour opens Friday April 10, 2015 at 10:00 am with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake, 1941 Amphitheater Drive. The natural beauty of Greenfield Lake is enhanced by the more than one hundred Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Belles© in their colorful antebellum dresses. The parade of the 2015 Azalea Belles is the highlight of this ceremony along with the introduction of the Azalea Queen & NC Azalea Festival celebrities and entourage.   Also enjoy the reception at the adjacent Dr. Heber W. Johnson Rotary Garden. Parking is at Legion Stadium, 2221 Carolina Beach Road with free bus shuttle service  to Hugh Morton Amphitheater.
Tickets are $25.00, good for all three days. They may be purchased on-line or at any of the locations listed below and will also be available at each garden during the tour. Gardens are open 10:00 am until 6:00 pm daily and children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult.  Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles© will welcome visitors to each garden throughout the three-day tour.
Profits from the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© are reinvested in the community as beautification and horticultural grants within New Hanover County, scholarships at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, and conservation efforts at Battery Island, a National Audubon Society bird sanctuary. The club is rapidly approaching $2 million in donations to the community in the past 60 years.  For more information about the club, please visit us on Facebook or on our home page  www.capefeargardenclub.org . For additional garden tour information call (910)390-0605.

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