2016 Azalea Garden Tour features artists, raises money


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Azalea Garden Tour brings Southern hospitality with the vibrant color of azaleas and spring flowers.

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.

It opens Friday at 10:00 am with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater at Greenfield Lake.

The parade of the 2016 Azalea Belles is the highlight of this ceremony along with the introduction of the Azalea Queen & NC Azalea Festival celebrities and entourage.

A new addition to this year’s Garden Tour will be the participation of eleven artists painting “en plein air” in the gardens over the three day tour.

Profits from the Tour are reinvested in the community as beautification and horticultural grants and the club is rapidly approaching $1.2 million in donations.

Tickets are $25.00, good for all three days, and are available at locations around Wilmington.

More info on the featured gardens and where to purchase tickets is at www.capefeargardenclub.org.

 

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